US Probe Identifies 4 Firms For Avoiding Trade Laws Against China

The U.S. Department of Commerce has identified Canadian Solar, BYD Hong Kong, Trina Solar and Vina Solar as firms possibly guilty of trying to evade US trade laws when it comes to import of Chinese origin solar cells and modules to the US. Announcing its  preliminary determinations in a recent circumvention case tied to solar cells […]

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US Investigations Into AD/CVD Circumvention Draws Howls Of Protests

The Department of Commerce (DoC), which started the investigation in March this year has managed to roil solar industry firms in the US across the board, as uncertainty starts impacting projects. The DoC had initiated a solar anti-circumvention investigation based on a petition from a small U.S. company called Auxin Solar. The petition asks for […]

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NTPC Gets Tariffs Approved for 3 GW Solar Projects From 2015-16

CERC has approved the tariff obtained by NTPC for 3 GW of solar projects for which it had issued the RfS documents during 2015-16. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the tariff obtained by NTPC ltd for 3000 MW (3 GW) of solar projects for which it had issued the Request for Selection […]

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Tariffs of Rs 2.65/kWh and Rs 3.46/kWh Approved for 2 GW of Wind Projects

CERC has approved tariffs proposed by SECI and PTC India for 2 GW of wind power projects. The petitioners had quoted a tariff of Rs 2.65/kWh & Rs 3.46/kWh. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in its latest notification approved the tariffs proposed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and PTC India Limited […]

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Second Attempt Yields Lower Tariffs in Gujarat Solar Auction

GUVNL has awarded solar projects worth 500 MW to four developers in the Raghanesda Solar Park after offering 700 MW. The discom received winning bids which were Rs 0.18/kWh less than the cancelled auction held in January. In its second attempt to auction solar projects at the Raghanesda Solar Park in the state, the Gujarat […]

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Rajasthan Issues Amendment For Determination of Tariff For Wind and Solar Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft regulations for as a second amendment to the terms and Conditions for determination of tariff for renewable energy sources, specifically Wind and Solar Energy in the state.   The latest amendments/regulation will supersede the regulations for determining tariffs which were first issued in 2014. Key Highlights: […]

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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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India May Not Achieve 100 GW Target by 2022: Report

The current bidding environment in India is ‘irrationally aggressive’. Around 70% of the total respondents were of the opinion that the aggressive nature of bidding, that lowered tariffs for wind and solar energy to Rs 2.43 and Rs 2.44 per unit respectively, is not feasible for the growth. The target of adding 175 GW of […]

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