Elimination of Warranty Requirement beyond that Specified by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
|Reform Description||Warranty Requirements for Solar Equipment have been Made In Line with the Warranty Given by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
Before: AEDB had fixed warranty periods for different equipment arbitrarily, over and above the warranty period given by OEMs, causing additional cost to businesses.
After: Now the warranty period would be the same as given by OEMs which will remove hardship to businesses.
|Beneficiaries||Solar Equipment Manufacturers/ Importers/ Distributors/Businesses|
|Department||Alternative Engineering Development Board|
|Date of Implementation||30-08-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||● The warranty requirement as enforced by AEDB was not in line with the warranty given by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
● The difference in warranties fell heavily on the importers/manufacturers of solar equipment as they had to meet the regulatory requirement which they could not claim from the OEMs.
● This requirement was causing additional cost and paving the way to compromise on the compatibility of the solar products in the market.
|Analysis||● Private sector, in their regular interaction with the BoI, has highlighted the issue. After due consultation with relevant players, BoI raised the issue at the appropriate forum for its redressal.|
|Solution||● After deliberation with relevant stakeholders, the AEDB has made the warranty requirements in line with that of the warranty provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).|
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