Solar Equipment

Everything You Wanted To Know About India’s Biggest Rooftop Solar Scheme

Made For, Of and By India One of the biggest aspects of the PM Surya Ghar Scheme is the focus on mass markets, by limiting subsidies to systems upto 3kW in size. It is also meant to be a catalyst for India’s domestic manufacturing base for solar equipment, which has struggled to counter Chinese imports […]

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Asia, America To The Rescue For German PV Machinery Makers

A release from the VDMA ( German Mechanical Engineering Federation ) says that sequential sales and orders for Q1/2023 dropped 27% and 26% respectively for German solar PV equipment manufacturers. The drop was mainly due to drop in demand from the ‘home’ markets in the European Union (EU) . However, on a YoY basis, sales […]

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27 Delhi Metro Stations Ready for Solar Plants in Phase IV

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is constructing  27 elevated metro stations under Phase IV to place solar plants in near future. Spaces will also be reserved for inverters, panels and other necessary solar equipment. Following the construction of the stations, rooftop solar plants would be set up depending on their alignment and exposure to sunlight, […]

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UP Power Corporation Joins Hands With NEDA to Promote Solar-Powered Tube Wells

The Non-Conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA) and the UP Power Corporation have joined hands to provide solar equipment to farmers for grid-connected agricultural tube wells, that will make irrigation cost-effective by cutting down electricity expenses. The collaboration is under the scheme called PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan) by the Indian government that […]

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Delay in Imposition of BCD on Solar Equipment Impacting Investments: CII

CII has urged the finance ministry to impose the BCD on solar equipment, stressing that the delay in implementation is impacting investments. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in a written memorandum to the Ministry of Finance has urged the ministry to impose the planned basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment as announced in the last general budget, stressing […]

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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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20% Duty on Solar Power Equipment to cut Imports: Anurag Thakur

The government is considering a 20% basic customs duty on solar equipment to discourage imports, particularly from China, Anurag Thakur has said. The government is considering a proposal by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to impose 20 percent basic customs duty on solar modules to provide an edge to domestic manufacturers and discourage imports, […]

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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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