GST

GST rate on solar panel indicates grid parity: Anurag Garg-VP, Schneider

Five percent tax being levied comes as a big reprieve to the solar sector, as against the earlier classification of 18 percent said Anurag Garg, Vice President – Schneider Electric India. In lieu of the tax rate on solar panels being fixed at five percent under the forthcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST), industry players […]

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GST Arrests the Slide and May Lead to a Temporary Standstill in Demand: Guru Inder Mohan Singh, Director & COO, Amplus Solar

Since Discom supply rates have not been impacted by GST, attractiveness of solar would reduce, and hence private demand, and specifically distributed solar would be impacted said Guru Inder Mohan Singh, Director & COO, Amplus Solar 1. Share your views on GST, how the new Goods and Services Tax rates impact clean energy drive in […]

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Solar Power Juggernaut Will Keep Rolling Despite Higher Taxes Under GST

According to a list of 1,211 items released after the meeting of the GST Council, which comprises finance ministers of all the states of the Union, “Photosensitive semiconductor devices; including solar photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels”, will be charged at a rate of 18 Goods and Services […]

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GST to cause significant disruption to the solar sector: Bridge to India

Bridge To India notes that the biggest surprise for the power and renewable sector is the announcement of 18% tax rate for solar modules as compared to a present effective rate of zero Government of India recently released final GST rates under the new indirect tax regime proposed to be rolled out from July 1. […]

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No Need to Lower GST Rates for the Growth of Solar Power in India: Piyush Goyal

The GST Council has finalized 18 percent of rate for solar panels in its three-day meeting in Srinagar. Piyush Goyal, Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines Minister has said that the government does not need lower tax rates to ensure the growth of solar power sector in India. Goyal was talking in the context of […]

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GST to increase solar tariffs, boost domestic manufacturing and jobs: CEEW

Key contributors to the increase in solar tariffs, as a result of GST, would include increase in operations and maintenance cost, panel costs, and financing costs. According to a study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW),India’s emerging solar sector could see tariffs rise by nearly 10% if current tax exemptions were […]

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Solar players expect tax incentives in budget, uncertainty over GST remains

According to Solar players’ continuation of appreciated depreciation, a financial incentive, along with concessional interest rates and use of Rs 54,000 crore National Clean Energy Fund could be crucial to achieve country’s ambitious target. Amid uncertainties over the impact of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Make in India programme being affected by falling prices […]

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If the solar tariff increases then the demand of solar will go down which will impact the further capacity roll-out: Hindustan Power

The Clean energy arm of Hindustan Power is one of the leading India’s player in solar power generation. It has developed solar farms across the country and internationally.  Hindustan Power played major role in changing the scenario of solar power in India. India’s first solar power plant of 5 MW capacity and the then Asia’s […]

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