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SPDA Makes a Case for 18 Month Deferment of BCD On Solar Equipment

Just a week after the manufacturers association, the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) made a plea for 50 percent BCD at the earliest, comes the rejoinder from Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA). The SPDA is a national association representing India’s ‘upcoming’ solar power generators and developers, and says that the Government must reconsider its […]

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CERC Awards Compensation to Avaada

Avaada Clean Energy had petitioned to consider implementation of safeguard duty as change in law The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of Avaada Clean Energy Private Limited in a case regarding a 5 MW solar PV project executed under Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s Defense program. Avaada Clean Energy had […]

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AISIA Bats for 50% BCD on Solar Equipment

The Body urged Government of India on immediate implementation of BCD All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) has urged the government to impose at least 50% basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment for sustenance of domestic manufacturers. The country’s dependency on China for solar imports in FY20, was recorded at imports worth $1.3 billion. […]

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Change-in-law Payments Worth an Additional Rs 4000 Cr for Solar Sector: CRISIL

Change in Law payments by Discoms and SECI for GST to SPDs, together with SGD reimbursements will lead to Rs 4,000 crore cash inflow for the solar sector, as per CRISIL. Recent commencement of Change in Law payments by state power distribution companies (Discoms) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for Goods and […]

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The same duties on imports of cells & modules are not going to serve the purpose: Prasoon Chaudhary

In a chat with Prasoon Chaudhary, Business Unit Head, Photovoltaic Solar Manufacturing at Pennar Industries Limited, we got his perspective on the many challenges the module side of the business faces today. After their success in the mounting structures business, the engineering goods firm is looking ahead to replicating the same level of success in […]

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MERC Directs MSEDCL to Compensate Solar PV Project Developers

Solar PV Projects totaling 100 MW will be benefited The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided partial relief to Juniper Green Energy Pvt. Ltd. (JGEPL), and Nisagra Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. (NREPL), developers of solar PV projects in Maharashtra. JGEPL and NREPL had petitioned the MERC to intervene and finalize a compensation mechanism and […]

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With SGD Extended by 1 Year, Manufacturer’s Eye BCD Announcement in August

Following the recommendations of the DGTR (Directorate General of Trade Remedies) last week, the government has formally notified the extension of the Safeguard Duty (SGD) by a year on Chinese origin solar equipment. The extension, till July 29, 2021, seeks to protect Indian manufacturers from alleged dumping by Chinese firms. Interestingly, there is no mention […]

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DGTR Recommends Continuation of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells

DGTR has recommended the continued imposition of the safeguard duty on import of solar cells for one more year to protect domestic manufacturers The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), under the Ministry of Commerce, has recommended the continued imposition of the safeguard duty on import of solar cells for one more year to protect […]

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Valid PPAs Before Aug 1 to get Exemption on Higher Duty on Imports

Solar projects with valid PPAs before August 1, 2020, will be exempted from the proposed higher import duty on solar equipment and components. Solar power developers, that are still on course or in the process of starting work on the development of new solar projects in the country might be exempted from paying the newly proposed […]

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