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GERC Allows Compensation To Juniper Energy For ‘Change Of Law’

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in its latest judgement, allowed Juniper Green Sigma Pvt Ltd compensation for ‘change of law’ events. Juniper Green Sigma is a subsidiary of Juniper Green Energy. It has developed a 120-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar plant in Gujarat to supply Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). Juniper, in its petition before the […]

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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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Two Solar Firms To Get Compensations Due to Increased GST Rates

In its order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) granted compensation to two renewable energy companies. The central authority granted these compensations on account of ‘Change of Law’ events. Such events included the rise of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs of their projects due to the escalation of GST rates and the imposition of increased safeguard duty […]

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15 GW Solar Projects risk impact from BCD on April 2022, Says NSEFI

With barely six weeks to go before the the Basic Customs Duties (BCD) on solar module imports(40%) and solar cells (25%) kick in, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the MNRE to make a case for grandfathering of these projects. By grandfathering, these projects would, in effect be exempt from […]

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Solar Module Prices Hit 2 Year highs, Gap Between Multi, Mono-Perc Widens

Solar Module prices in China’s ‘spot’ market continued to rise further at the end of the China National Day Holiday Weekend. Thus, the price trend continues unabated from before, with no immediate sign of respite. We had reported last week on how the top 5 Chinese manufacturers had urged developers to go slow, or defer […]

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Major CERC Judgement on Safeguard Duty Payment, Discount rate, Liability

In a detailed 97 page order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has passed an order that covers multiple petitions filed by 34 solar power developers, SECI itself, and involving multiple discoms across the country. The CERC was forced to move to this format as the queries were broadly the same, and required to be settled […]

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Safeguard Duty Update on Solar from Power Minister’s Press Conference

In his first formal update on the issue of Safeguard Duty (SGD) on solar imports, that expired yesterday, Power and MNRE minister R.K. Singh had a completely new take on the way forward. He was responding to a specific question asked on the issue by Saur Energy Asserting that the best way out was to […]

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With Safeguard Duty Expiry A Day Away, Solar Bodies in a Huddle For Way Forward

With the Safeguard Duty (SGD) on solar modules expiring tomorrow, there is predictable anxiety among Indian module manufacturers on the future after the duty expires. Currently, there is an ongoing investigation by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies against alleged Chinese dumping of modules, which has got delayed due to a court intervention. Thus, a […]

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