CERC Approves Trading Margin of Rs.0.07/kWh in SECI’s PSAs with Distribution Firms

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), in its petition, had asked the CERC for the approval of the trading margin of Rs.0.07/kWh agreed to by the distribution companies (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport; Tripura State Electricity Corporation) in the Power Supply Agreements signed for capacities of 334 MW and 100 MW respectively. The CERC […]

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Solar Bids Below Rs 2? BCD Holds Up Solar Tariffs In India

Even as prices of China-made solar cells and modules continue to slide to unprecedented lows, power consumers are likely to benefit only partially, thanks to the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of 40 percent that the government has on module imports, besides the 25% on solar cell imports. While the drop in prices is welcome to […]

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Have FTA Routes Become Conduits For Cheaper Solar Modules into India?

Export-related data has revealed that during April and May of this fiscal year, the quantum of imports of solar modules from countries with which India has a free trade agreement (FTA) has increased significantly, with a 48% share of total solar imports. The sharp move is beginning to hurt domestic manufacturers yet again, as they […]

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Icon Solar Aims To Touch USD 200 million sales by 2025: Shakti Dubey, Director 

Shakti Kumar Dubey is the Director of Icon Solar-En Power Technologies Private Limited (En-Icon), an Indian solar module manufacturing company. The company started its operations nine years ago and has expanded its base since then in the country. En-icon has also been important in supplying solar pumps under the PM-KUSUM and other solar pump schemes.  In […]

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In Double Delight For RE Developers, R.K. Singh Confirms ALMM Exemption, CERC Relaxes DSM Conditions

The Union Cabinet Minister and the Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh has confirmed that a 2 year exemption for buying exclusively from ALMM (Approved List of Module Manufacturers) will be coming for large renewable energy projects. Speaking at a conference, Singh, while taking credit for introducing the idea of expanding […]

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Budget 2023 Offers No Surprises, Focus On Continuity

With the budget presented, it’s time to make a quick assessment of what it had for the renewable energy sector. With Green growth made a key pillar of the 7 focus areas for the government, it does seem like the government is looking at a broader push like enabling ease of doing business, skilling, rather […]

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Boost to SMEs, Easy Imports, Cheaper Financing: Solar Expectations from Budget ’23

Budget 2022 made major announcements. Primary among them was the earmarking of Rs 19,500 crore for production linked incentives towards the manufacturing of high efficiency solar photo voltaic modules. While this has been a source of hope for the industry, a major mood dampener has been the imposition of duties on solar cells and modules. […]

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Government Extends Deadline For Pending Solar And Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

In an official letter addressed to management at SECI, NTPC and NHPC, the Ministery of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended  the deadline up to March 2024 for under implementation solar and solar wind hybrid projects. the new deadline is applicable for project bids finalized before March 9,2021. As per the announcement made by […]

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