How to Navigate the New Mandatory PV Regulation for India Market Access


As India is striving for 100 GW of grid connected solar power by 2022, the country is seeking to ensure the quality of solar equipment used is reliable. As a result, an important new mandatory PV regulation for India market access has recently been announced. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Government of India in consultation with Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) has published a draft of compulsory registration order for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Devices and Components Goods on August 24, 2016. According to this scheme, the products are to be tested for safety and performance as per the applicable IS standard and are required to be registered with BIS before being placed into the Indian market.

UL has dedicated test facilities in India located in Bangalore which are accredited by NABL and are under the process of accreditation by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and evaluates and tests products under this scheme for standards such as IS14268, IS16077, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1 and Part 2), IS16221 (Part 1 and Part 2) and IS16169. These standards contain requirements that help ensure that photovoltaic systems, devices and components are appropriately manufactured and designed with respect to the safety functions that are being performed, and that they are not susceptible to failing in a dangerous manner.


Upon completion of this webinar participants will learn:

  • The “What, Why and Where” of the new mandatory PV regulation in India
    • What is the new regulation and why is it important?
    • Where can products be tested?
  • How to determine if testing is necessary
    • Product categories affected
    • Applicable standards
  • Mandatory effective dates
  • Market surveillance requirements

Target Audience

  • Photovoltaic system, device, component manufacturers
  • PV module manufacturers
  • Inverter manufacturers
  • Energy storage system / battery manufacturers & integrators
  • Renewable energy system manufacturers and integrators
  • Product safety engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Compliance engineers
  • Utilities

About the Instructors

Rajnikanth Umakanthan
Head Business Development Manager – Greater Asia & Middle East
Energy & Power Technologies Division

Rajni is Head-Business Development for Energy & Power Technologies division at UL, responsible for Greater Asia and Middle East regions. His key responsibilities include working closely with the renewable energy sector in South Asia, ASEAN and Middle East for the past 9 years. He is currently working on expanding UL services for energy storage, smart grid technologies, cybersecurity and interoperability for energy systems in the Greater Asia and Middle East markets. He was instrumental in establishing new solar PV and wind energy test facilities for UL in key Asian markets and launched new renewable energy services for UL in emerging markets. He has 17 years of experience in Sales & Marketing across the Asia Pacific region, and 10 years have been with UL.



Scott Jezwinski
Renewable Energy Business Development Manager
Energy & Power Technologies Division

Scott is Business Development Manager for Solar and Photovoltaic Systems at UL and is responsible for leading UL’s collaboration within the PV energy sector globally, including working with key industry stakeholders, industry associations, manufacturers and regulators. He is also involved in the development of standards, test methods and evaluation of photovoltaic products and systems. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.


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Pre-Recorded Webinar 60 minutes

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