Solar Policy

40% on Modules & 25% on Cells, MNRE to Impose BCD From April 1, 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has finally finalised the new Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on solar PV cells and modules. As per an office memorandum, the Ministry is going to impose a 25 percent BCD on solar PV cells and 40 percent duty on solar modules without grandfathering of bid-out projects. However, […]

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Parliamentary Panel Blames MNRE of Poor Financial Planning in Vital Sector

The parliamentary panel has stated that the low utilisation of even decreased allocated amounts is symptomatic of poor financial planning by MNRE The Standing Committee on Energy recently presented its ‘Demand for Grants 2021-22’ report for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the parliament. Based on its findings and observations, the parliamentary […]

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NTPC Gets Tariffs Approved for 3 GW Solar Projects From 2015-16

CERC has approved the tariff obtained by NTPC for 3 GW of solar projects for which it had issued the RfS documents during 2015-16. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the tariff obtained by NTPC ltd for 3000 MW (3 GW) of solar projects for which it had issued the Request for Selection […]

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Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and France on Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet was apprised and approved of the signing of MoU between India and France in the field of renewable energy cooperation. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was apprised of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France in the field of renewable energy cooperation.   […]

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Welcome Back! CERC Order on Connectivity for RE projects With ISTS Connections

On February 20, in one of its more far-reaching orders since reconvening with the addition of a member legal, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released its new order on regulation 27 of the CERC (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State Transmission and related matters) Regulations, 2009. The order […]

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Hope Rules Over Policy as PM Modi Harks to 40 GW Rooftop Solar by 2022

If there was ever a case of hope triumphing policy for India’s struggling rooftop solar sector, then PM Modi’s statement on the country reaching 40 GW of rooftop solar by 2022 must come as a massive boost. Or maybe the industry is simply smarter than that. For out of the 100 GW solar target for […]

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