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The Perils Of A High Customs Duty Regime

Every crisis brings an opportunity with it. This is because obstacles considered insurmountable earlier, can become a lot more manageable in the rush of a crisis. India’s government has clearly decided to use the Covid-19, followed by the now bloody border dispute with China, as the opportunity to set things right for manufacturing in India. […]

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SJVN Tenders for Development of 100 MW Solar Plant at Dholera Solar Park

SJVN has issued a tender, inviting SPDs for setting up a 100 MW grid-connected solar PV power plant at the Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat. SJVN Ltd, a joint venture of Government of India and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms and Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for […]

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Odisha Targeting 1500 MW of Solar Generation Capacity by 2022

Odisha has decided to boost its share of renewable energy with the state government setting a new target of 1500 MW solar power capacity by 2022. The coastal state of Odisha has decided to boost its share of renewable energy with the state government setting a new target of achieving 1500 MW of solar power […]

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5.5 GW PV Additions in India in FY21; 15% Decline due to COVID-19: ICRA

According to ICRA, the solar PV capacity additions in FY 2020-21 are expected to remain subdued given the continued execution challenges due to COVID-19. The domestic solar PV capacity additions in FY 2019-20 has remained lower by about 15 percent than the previous estimate of 7-7.5 GW, mainly on account of the disruption in supply […]

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BSNL Tenders for Rooftop Solar Plants Across its Buildings in Maharashtra

BSNL has tendered for grid-connected rooftop based solar PV system scheme for BSNL Buildings in different zones of Maharashtra under the RESCO Model State-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for the implementation of grid-connected rooftop based solar PV system scheme for BSNL Buildings in […]

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Valid PPAs Before Aug 1 to get Exemption on Higher Duty on Imports

Solar projects with valid PPAs before August 1, 2020, will be exempted from the proposed higher import duty on solar equipment and components. Solar power developers, that are still on course or in the process of starting work on the development of new solar projects in the country might be exempted from paying the newly proposed […]

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Plans in Place to More Than Triple Local Solar Manufacturing Capacity

The government has proposed a major push to domestic manufacturing of solar equipment in the country that would completely eliminate the need for imports The central government has proposed a major push to domestic manufacturing of renewable energy (solar) equipment in the country that would completely eliminate the need for imports, particularly from countries such as China. As part of […]

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SunSource Energy Bags 1.95 MW Solar Plus BESS Project in Lakshadweep

SunSource Energy has won a 1.95 MW solar PV project with a 2.15 MWh BESS from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Lakshadweep. SunSource Energy has announced that it has bagged a 1.95 MW solar PV power plant project with a 2.15 MWh battery energy storage station (BESS) from the Solar Energy Corporation […]

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Foreign Firms Attracted to Competitive Bidding in Indian Solar Tenders: CRISIL

Rating agency CRISIL has said the absence of any formal duty on imports at the time of project tendering and lower returns globally in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak have resulted in competitive tariff rates in the solar energy sector. According to the agency, a chance coming together of several positives has led to […]

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