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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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R.K. Singh Acknowledges Tariff, Non-Tariff Barriers To Stay For Solar Equipment

In what seems to be a clear ramp up of pressure to buy locally and block imports, Power and MNRE Minister R.K. Singh has categorically referred to both tariff and non-tariff barriers as a way to achieve this objective. Speaking at an industry event on  self reliance in renewable energy manufacturing organised by the Confederation […]

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CERC Orders SECI to Compensate Hero Energy for Extra Expenses in Bhadla Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to pay the requisite compensation to Clean Solar Power (Bhadla) Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hero Solar Energy Private Limited (HSEPL) that developed solar projects with 300 MW capacity in Rajasthan, on account of additional costs incurred by the […]

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Anti Dumping Duty Battle-Delhi High Court Asks DGTR To Take Feedback Till July 19

In the now familiar tussle between domestic solar manufacturers and solar power developers, the Delhi High Court has set a new date. July 19. That is the new date for feedback on the anti dumping investigation launched by the Directorate  General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), for imposing anti dumping duty on panel imports from China, […]

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The BCD Calculus: Will It Deliver The Right Outcomes?

As expected, once it did arrive, India’s Basic Customs Duty (BCD) plan for solar cells and equipment has managed to create just the sort of furore that the government claims it seeks to avoid. After all, for once, this was a decision that was long in coming, with intent having been announced last year itself, […]

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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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