Solar Equipment

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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India Imported Solar Equipment Worth $1.18 Bn From China Between April-December

India imported solar cells and modules worth USD 1,179.89 million from China in the first nine months of the current financial year RK Singh has informed. India imported solar cells and modules worth USD 1,179.89 million from China in the first nine months — between April and December — of the current financial year (2019-20), union minister of new and renewable energy RK Singh has […]

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India Will Raise Import Duty on Solar Equipment Soon: R K Singh

India will increase import duty on solar equipment to encourage domestic industry in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said. India will increase import duty on solar equipment to encourage domestic industry in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said. He also announced that a storage policy will be unveiled soon which […]

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Solar Import Woes. After Safeguard Duty Failure, No Easy Way Out

With a free trade agreement in place with Thailand, the government could find it more difficult than usual to impose any protection from imports from that country. The recently released figures on India’s Solar equipment Imports confirm what the Industry’s manufacturing body, the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has been claiming. The Safeguard Duty has […]

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Anti-Dumping & Safeguard Duties- A Cloud of Uncertainty Still Remain to be Cleared

Despite a significant move taken by the Indian government a month ago, to promote the power of solar in tackling climate change globally, where, India took centre stage by leading the bunch of nations from across the globe during the International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding ceremony. India, too, is dealing with various bottlenecks on domestic […]

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Orissa HC Issues Stay Order on Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports until August 20

The move came after the Directorate General of Trade Restrictions (DGTR) had recommended, last week, that safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia should be imposed for 2 years in a phased manner i.e. 25 percent for the first year, 20 percent for the first six months of the second year, and 15 […]

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SPDA Eyes Full Exemption from Safeguard Duty on Solar Equipment

Such safeguard duty on solar equipment could also kill thousands of job created from the down-stream activities of solar power generation including the manufacturing sector. The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has sought complete exemption of safeguard duty on solar equipment for ongoing project. It believes that such a move can jeopardise investments worth Rs 1 […]

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Manufacturing to Become a Key Element for Solar Power Projects, says Govt.

So the bigger bids will be focused on manufacturing, while smaller bids will take care of smaller developers. If there is one big bid and one player takes it all, that will be unfair. As the country aims to add close to 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, the government plans to make […]

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