Tags: Solar Equipment

Safeguard Duty on Solar Equipment Likely to Hit India’s 100 GW Goal by 2022

The solar developers opined that it would directly affect 25 GW volume under various stages of implementation and hit out thousands of jobs in the segment. Implementation of proposed safeguard duty may hit the country’s most ambitious target of installing 100 GW capacity by 2022, believes Indian solar power developers. The solar developers opined that it would […]

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Govt to Launch Single Solar Power Bid of 100,000 MW: R K Singh

India is making rapid strides in the field of renewable energy and we will overshoot the target of 175GW renewable energy by 2022. Propelling the growth trajectory in renewable energy, the government is planning a single solar bid of 1 lakh MW for the generation, storage and manufacturing of solar equipment in the country. While […]

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Duty Concerns, ISTS Issues May Delay Solar Auctions

NTPC deferred auction of 2,000 MW of solar capacity to the first week of June. However, the state-run power giant did not auction even in the first week of this month. Amid ambiguity about the imposition of 70 percent safeguard duty on solar equipment, there is an apprehension that solar auctions would be dragged further. […]

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Govt Issues Clarification on Tariff Based Bidding Process for Solar PV Projects

The move will allow solar power developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification with respect to ‘Clarification to guidelines for the tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected solar PV power […]

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Saudi Arabia, Softbank to Create World’s Largest Solar Power Project

The projects are expected to create an estimated 100,000 jobs in Saudi Arabia and boost Saudi Arabia’s GDP by an estimated $40 billion annually. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son to create the world’s largest solar power generation company in Saudi Arabia. At a press […]

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70% Safeguard Duty on Solar to Dampen Investor Sentiment: Par Panel

Custom Duty on Solar Cells/Modules/Panels should not be levied and they should continue to enjoy exemption from custom duty as before. Safeguard Duty should not be of the tune (70 per cent) that will hamper our own programme and it should not affect the bids which have already taken pace, panel has said. A Parliamentary […]

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Safeguard Duty: R K Singh Says Nothing Can Jeopardise Clean Energy

R K Singh also stated that the proposed duty would not affect the already bid out projects during the installation phase Amid fears over adverse impact of proposed safeguard duty on solar equipment, Minister of state for power, new and renewable energy R K Singh said that nothing can jeopardise India’s renewable energy target of […]

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Top 5 Reasons Your Solar System May Not be Performing to its Full Potential

By: Sorrebh Samdani, P.E., Applications Engineering Manager, infiswift Understanding solar system performance is complicated because it has a complex relationship with weather and equipment configuration. You may generate more energy than a previous year and more than the installer promised, but that doesn’t mean the system is performing to its full potential. It could still […]

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