Government launches star label programme for solar panels

The central government has launched a standards and labelling programme for solar panels. The star labelling scheme prepared by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency for photovoltaic (PV) modules is from January 1, 2024 till December 31, 2025. For this period, there shall be no labelling fee as well. The programme aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 million tonnes per annum by 2030. The introduction of performance standards will enhance customer awareness on cost and energy savings associated with solar panels.