MNRE releases guidelines for PLI scheme for solar modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released guidelines for a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, the National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules, to promote the manufacturing of high efficiency solar modules. According to the guidelines, the PLI scheme will be implemented by the MNRE with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency being the implementing agency. The beneficiaries will be selected through a transparent bidding process. Both greenfield and brownfield solar PV module manufacturing units will be eligible for participation under the scheme. The union cabinet has approved an outlay of Rs 45 billion for a period of five years for the scheme.