Domestic Solar Manufacturing Bodies Get Behind ALMM

Speculation about the government granting exemption, or ‘grandfathering’ certain projects bid out till early 2021 from complying with the Approved List of Module Manufacturers (ALMM) stipulation, has been gaining pace. With some noted sources going as far as predicting it, multiple domestic solar manufacturer led bodies have found it opportune to put their weight behind […]

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AISIA Warns of Stockpiling of Solar Equipment, Seeks Safeguards

Industry body AISIA, or the All India Solar Manufacturers Association, has warned yet again of the dangers facing India’s domestic manufacturers. In a letter to the MNRE minister, the AISIA states that domestic manufacturers have been operating at 30% capacity, and the situation places at risk thousands of jobs in India. Almost 125 manufacturing units […]

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AISIA rues lack of support from govt, domestic developers for solar manufacturers

Solar manufacturers have highlighted the lack of support from the government and the domestic developers, according to a press note shared by the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA), the domestic solar manufacturers association, on Wednesday. It added that even though the government has announced several policies to support the players, domestic solar manufacturing continues […]

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FM Assures Manufacturer Associations Of BCD As Promised, From April 1, 2022

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has assured delegation of domestic solar manufacturers that the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) that was announced on modules and cells almost 9 months back, will be implemented as scheduled, from April 1, 2022. This is basis a release shared by NIMMA, or the North India Module Manufacturers Association,  which was among […]

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With Safeguard Duty Expiry A Day Away, Solar Bodies in a Huddle For Way Forward

With the Safeguard Duty (SGD) on solar modules expiring tomorrow, there is predictable anxiety among Indian module manufacturers on the future after the duty expires. Currently, there is an ongoing investigation by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies against alleged Chinese dumping of modules, which has got delayed due to a court intervention. Thus, a […]

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Exemption for BIS Registration for Smaller PV Module Manufacturers Extended

MNRE has extended the BIS certification exemption for small scale solar PV module manufacturers till they have valid IEC certificates for their products The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued in a gazette notification that it has extended the BIS certification exemption for small scale solar PV module manufacturers (annual production capacity […]

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Solar Sector can Accelerate Economic Revival in the Country: AISIA

AISIA has laid emphasis on the transformational benefits that solar energy can bring about in the country, helping with the economic recovery. The All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) has laid emphasis on the transformational benefits that renewable energy can bring about in the country. With an appeal to the Government of India to help […]

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SPDA Makes a Case for 18 Month Deferment of BCD On Solar Equipment

Just a week after the manufacturers association, the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) made a plea for 50 percent BCD at the earliest, comes the rejoinder from Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA). The SPDA is a national association representing India’s ‘upcoming’ solar power generators and developers, and says that the Government must reconsider its […]

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