Insolation Energy

South India’s Second Big Renewable Push Starts Now

Introduction Back in 2014-15, when the new government of Prime Minister Modi first took stock, and hiked India’s renewable energy target 5 fold to 175 GW by 2022, a number of assumptions were made. From the share of solar (100 GW), to the share of rooftop solar within that (40 GW), Wind energy (60 GW) […]

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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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MNRE Releases Updated ALMM List With 8 New Additions

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of approved manufacturers in its ALMM (Approved list of module manufacturers) list. The List is effective September 29, 2021, with the certifications valid to September 28, 2023, or two years. Unlike the few number of additions in the last list — three […]

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Non China Solar Brands Eye Opportunities

As the focus shifts to alternatives to made in China brands, domestic as well as other international brands sense an opportunity to grow faster in the Indian market Solar has been one of those few sectors where we can be proud of our achievements, thanks to special attention it received from the government. But even […]

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Will the ban on ‘Blue Wafer Cell’ help in boosting the domestic solar manufacturing?

Recently, government had imposed restrictions on the use of imported ‘blue wafer/ diffused silicon wafer’ for the manufacturing of solar PV cells, as such PV cells will not qualify under the category of domestically manufactured solar cells under various government schemes. Here’re some views and voices from the solar industry on its impact: Manish Aggarwal, […]

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KUSUM Scheme Greatest Setback for Small Manufacturers: Vikas Jain

KUSUM scheme will be the greatest setback for Indian solar manufacturers in the SME/MSME category. Small manufacturers are not eligible to meet the qualifying turnover condition for the scheme. KUSUM scheme was long awaited but we are highly disappointed to see the terms. We have already submitted our representation to the concerned authorities, says Vikas […]

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Interview with Manish Gupta, Managing Director, Insolation Energy Pvt Ltd

Industry Needs Some Breathing Space in Terms of Prices to Grow   Cost of module is really the toughest part of the business. We have maintained low prices despite an increase in RM cost. We are managing by increasing the capacity so that fixed costs are reduced and by high volume procurement we have been […]

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