GST

Financing Indian Sun

After out-passing teething troubles related to GST implementation, India firmly cements it’s place as the fastest growing major economy in the world by clocking GDP growth rate of 7.7 per cent during the January to March quarter of FY 18. India, being the Asia’s third-largest economy, clinched this position after surpassing China’s 6.8 per cent […]

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MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of GST Affected Solar Projects

The extension to the project developers was provided by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), and other implementing agencies. After the frictions faced by multiple developers due to the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other related issues, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued […]

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India’s Solar Additions Slowed by GST, Duty on China Imports, says UN Report

Developing economies, comprising India, China and Brazil, committed USD 177 billion to renewables last year, up 20%, compared to USD 103 billion for developed countries, down 19%, the report added. A UN report has said that the imposition of anti-dumping and safeguard duties on import of Chinese solar cells and modules and levy of Goods […]

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Vikram Solar Slams Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018 for Solar Sector

The budget 2018 is not very encouraging for the renewable and solar energy sector. The government has missed out on a major opportunity to take a lead towards combating climate change. The government has proposed to take out the import obligation on parts that make up sun powered boards. In his last full budget 2018 […]

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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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Viz-A-Viz with Ashish Khanna, ED & CEO | Tata Power Solar

“GST is consistent with Government’s push to the renewable sector and isn’t likely to negatively impact the sector if we look at it from long term perspective” Q. Share your views on GST, how the new Goods and Services Tax rates impact clean energy drive in India? GST is definitely one of the most awaited […]

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Will GST Slowdown India’s Solar Power Juggernaut?

The Government’s recent announcement of 18% tax rate under the new indirect tax regime for solar module was the biggest surprise for the power and renewable sector. Looking into the uproar and dissatisfaction in the industry the government seems to have changed its plan and working on settling the incongruities in the new regime. The […]

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Implementation of GST to Hit Solar Capacity Addition in 2018

2018 will be a different story for the solar industry because of confusion over applicability of the GST on solar products, and this will affect the solar addition capacity in coming year. India has installed around 4800MW solar capacity in the in calendar year 2017, compared to 4038MW commissioned in 2016. Also, it is expected […]

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Government to Impose 5 Percent Tax Under GST on Cables and Batteries for Solar Power

Due to the inverted duty structure, developers will first pay the higher tax and then claim a tax refund against the five per cent slab while filing the returns. The credit reversal will be possible only if the renewable energy project developer submits invoices to the government regarding procurement and tax paid. The government is […]

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