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15 GW Solar Projects risk impact from BCD on April 2022, Says NSEFI

With barely six weeks to go before the the Basic Customs Duties (BCD) on solar module imports(40%) and solar cells (25%) kick in, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the MNRE to make a case for grandfathering of these projects. By grandfathering, these projects would, in effect be exempt from […]

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Supply Chain Plus BCD Claims First Big Casualty, As Scatec, ACME Pause 900 MW Project

Supply chain bottlenecks and infrastructural gaps are hurting the renewables sector of the country badly. In a fresh development, Norway’s leading solar player Scatec and India’s ACME have declared that they are pausing their 900 MW solar power project in India for the moment. The project was worth $400 million and was coming up in […]

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FM Assures Manufacturer Associations Of BCD As Promised, From April 1, 2022

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has assured delegation of domestic solar manufacturers that the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) that was announced on modules and cells almost 9 months back, will be implemented as scheduled, from April 1, 2022. This is basis a release shared by NIMMA, or the North India Module Manufacturers Association,  which was among […]

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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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BCD Will Raise Solar Purchase Cost by Rs 900 Cr pa for Off-takers: Ind-Ra

The imposition of BCD will lead to an increase in solar tariffs which will increase power purchase costs for solar off-takers by Rs 900 crore annually India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has come out and said that the imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) on solar cells and modules with effect from 1 April 2022 […]

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Winning Bids at Rs 2.20/kWh in First Solar Auction After BCD Announcements

The very first solar auction after the Basic Customs Duty announcement on cells & modules has fetched a winning bid of Rs 2.20/kWh in Gujarat. The very first solar auction conducted after the announcement made by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Basic Customs Duty on Solar Cells and Modules from […]

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BCD Decision Sparks Predictable Reactions, Costs To Go Up By 50 p/unit

Three days after the formal confirmation of government plans to impose an enhanced Basic Customs Duty  (BCD) of 25 per cent and 40 per cent on imported solar cells and modules, respectively, the reactions have started coming in thick and fast. Dedicated developers, both those on record and off the record, have expressed their views […]

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40% on Modules & 25% on Cells, MNRE to Impose BCD From April 1, 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has finally finalised the new Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on solar PV cells and modules. As per an office memorandum, the Ministry is going to impose a 25 percent BCD on solar PV cells and 40 percent duty on solar modules without grandfathering of bid-out projects. However, […]

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