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India has increased its photovoltaic capacity 17-fold in the last 7 years

27. January 2022

This figure was announced by India during the COP26 climate summit, reports Business Today India. The total capacity of all installed photovoltaic systems currently stands at 45 gigawatts, a 17-fold increase over the past seven years. The Indian representative further informed that in the identical period, emissions from India have increased by only 4 per cent, even though its citizens make up 17 per cent of the global population. The figures come from the biennial report India submitted to the United Nations respectively its sub-agency UNFCCC most recently in February. J R Bhatt, India’s representative and an adviser to the environment ministry, said his country remained committed to climate change mitigation and minimising its impact. For instance, 15 per cent of total CO₂ emissions in 2016 were offset through reforestation activities. The report further states that between 2015 and 2019, forest areas increased by 13,031 sq km and mangrove areas increased by 235 sq km. The manufacture and operation of solar systems is largely dependent on obtaining BIS certifications for components and systems to be approved in India.


In other Business Today India news, India’s specific climate action is the continuation of the Green Grids Initiative, a programme to expand electricity grids and photovoltaic installations. The programme was launched at the Paris climate conference in 2015 by the International Solar Alliance of India and France. In November this year, state-owned power producer NPTC said an 80 MW photovoltaic plant in Jetsar, Rajasthan, had started commercial operation. The plant is the first part of a larger project with a total capacity of 160 MW.

Electronic components or finished electronic devices require BIS certification in order to import them into India or to place them on the market. Depending on the product, a distinction is made between BIS-ISI or BIS-CRS certification; for example, photovoltaic systems fall under CRS certification. As the product list is constantly being expanded, we will be pleased to help you with an initial assessment. MPR International GmbH – India Certification will support you with a pending BIS certification and is also available at any time to answer any questions you may have.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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