MNRE Adds 4.1 GW of New Solar Module Capacity to ALMM

The cumulative module manufacturing capacity under ALMM now stands at 41.3 GW


The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has expanded the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) by adding 4,104 MW of new solar module capacity. The cumulative module manufacturing capacity under ALMM now stands at 41,333 MW.

Premier Energies accounted for 1,320 MW of the newly added capacity, while Grew Energy contributed 1,150 MW. The other new additions include  ReNew (856 MW), Swelect HHV Solar Photovoltaics (474 MW), Agrawal Renewable Energy (83 MW), Integrated Batteries India (58 MW), Solberry Energy (56 MW), AG Solar Urja Udyog (53 MW), Total Solar Technologies (52 MW), and Contendre Greenergy (2 MW).

Grew Energy, Solberry Energy, AG Solar Urja Udyog, and Total Solar Technologies were the new entrants to ALMM.

Waaree Energies has an enlisted capacity of 10,775 MW out of its total manufacturing capacity of 12,000 MW, indicating that approximately 90% of its total capacity is ALMM enlisted.

Waaree Energies, Adani Solar, ReNew, Tata Power Solar, Goldi Solar, Premier Energies, Vikram Solar, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power, and Grew Energy have each enlisted a capacity exceeding 1 GW. They contribute 31,395 MW or 76% of the total cumulative module manufacturing capacity under ALMM.

A total of 465 MW capacity was removed from ALMM.

The highest capacity module listed in the ALMM continues to be at 655 Wp.

Agrawal Renewable Energy initially applied for enlisting 160 MW, but has received final enlistment for 83 MW, bringing their total to 143 MW. Similarly, Swelect HHV Photovoltaics initially applied for 500 MW, has received final enlistment for 474 MW, increasing their total to 627 MW.

This update follows weeks after the Ministry implemented the ALMM regulation starting from April 1, 2024. For projects where the solar modules have been received at the project site by March 31, 2024, and are not able to be commissioned by that day due to reasons beyond the control of the project developer, the ministry will examine it separately.

According to Mercom India Research’s recently released State of Solar PV Manufacturing in India 2024 Report, the country’s cumulative solar module manufacturing capacity reached 64.5 GW, and solar cell manufacturing capacity reached 5.8 GW as of December 2023.

The report forecasts that module manufacturing capacity will exceed 150 GW and cell capacity will reach over 75 GW by 2026.