Manish Gupta

Dearer Module, Steel And Freight Will Hit 5 GW Solar Capacity: CRISIL

Rise in prices of solar modules, freight and steel will have an adverse impact on 5 GW solar capacity. The solar modules by and large contribute in the range of 55-60 per cent to the cost of a solar project and its price has increased by 40 per cent from January last year to March […]

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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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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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Possible Effects of Coronavirus on Solar Industry

China is the largest producer of solar raw material globally. It supplies 85 percent of the raw material to the solar industry. China virtually controls the entire value chain from silicon to ingot, wafer, cell and module. Any potential strain could have an adverse impact in supplies. Southeast Asian module manufacturers to a large extent […]

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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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