Tags: Solar Equipment

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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China’s Longi Plans Solar Equipment Manufacturing Facility in India

The plan to set up a factory in India by LONGi, the world’s largest monocrystalline solar wafer maker, comes in backdrop to Union government’s proposal to make it mandatory for firms to have local manufacturing capability to bid for the world’s largest solar tender of 20 gigawatts (GW). LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd is […]

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GST Increases Cost of Solar Projects by 12 Percent, Says AISIA

Under the current GST regime, “solar power cost will see upward escalation”, the All India Solar Industries Association said. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has led to 10-12 percent rise in overall cost of solar projects, the All India Solar Industries Association has said, while petitioning the government against the rise in tax incidence […]

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Developers Using Sub-Standard Solar Equipment Will Be Blacklisted Says R K Singh

If the sub-standard modules go beyond a certain tolerance limit, developers will be blacklisted. Raj Kumar Singh, Minister for Power and New and Renewable energy has said that the developers using sub-standard solar equipment beyond a certain tolerance limit will be blacklisted. In an interview with a newspaper, Singh who has also served as home […]

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Opportunities in Solar Trading

The solar industry is gearing up with growing number of solar system installers (a.k.a. EPC) and increasing number of manufacturers. There has also been a rise of stockists/warehouses specifically of foreign brands of inverters, modules etc. Solar trading is becoming an important link in the chain of business. Primarily, traders are for solar equipment (modules, […]

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