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Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing Positive for Indian Solar OEMs: ICRA

With an aim to support domestic module manufacturers, government’s focus recently increased on the initiatives like ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Make in India’. Now, in line with this, the government has formulated various schemes in past one year including the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme which envisages installation of 12 GW solar power capacities […]

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Waaree Praises PLI but Says Indian PV Manufacturers Facing Challenges

Mumbai-headquartered solar PV module manufacturer Waaree Group has expressed appreciation for the government’s recently announced Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme and has highlighted the challenges currently facing Indian manufacturers of solar power generation equipment. Chairman and Managing Director Hitesh Doshi believes that the PLI scheme will boost the country’s manufacturing sector, which is paramount today. He […]

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Guidelines Issued for PLI Scheme for Solar Modules; IREDA to be Implementing Agency

MNRE has issued the guidelines for the implementation of the PLI scheme for high-efficiency solar PV modules. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in a ministry wide notification has announced the sanction of the President for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme ‘National Programme on High-Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ for achieving […]

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LONGi Clarifies: Didn’t End Contracts With Indian Power Developers

In response to recent reports suggesting that Chinese PV manufacturer LONGi, among other solar developers, had withdrawn from signed contracts with Indian power developers due to increasing commodity prices, the company issued a clarification stating that this information being passed around was false and that no such contracts had been terminated. The company claims that […]

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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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BHEL Secures 1st Overseas Contract for Grid-Tied Solar Plant in Mauritius

BHEL has secured its maiden overseas turnkey contract for a grid-tied 8 MW solar power plant to be developed in Mauritius on an EPC basis. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced that it has achieved another milestone in international business by securing its maiden overseas turnkey contract for a grid-connected 8 MW ac solar […]

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Happy Times for Borosil Renewables As Duty on Solar Glass Imports Notified

India’s Ministry of Finance has formally notified the levy of a countervailing duty (CVD) on the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value on the imports of textured and tempered (whether coated or uncoated) glass from Malaysia. the move follows a recommendation from the country’s DGTR (Directorate General of Trade Remedies) in December last year, when […]

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SSN-COE Team Gets Rs 12 Cr Grant from DST for Solar Ingot Manufacturing Tech

Researchers at SSN-COE have been awarded a Rs 12 crore grant from the DST, for tech they believe can catalyse India’s solar ingot and wafer manufacturing abilities SSN College of Engineering (SSN-COE), Chennai has announced that a team of its researchers led by Professor P. Ramasamy, Dean (Research) have been awarded a grant of Rs […]

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As Solar Spreads, Shrinking Space for Wind

It was one of the lesser noticed misses caused by the 2020 pandemic. In fact, we had predicted it in our own January 2020 issue. When Solar capacity would overtake wind in India. But come 2021, and wind energy has finally been overtaken. The news, when it was finally confirmed, couldn’t have been announced with […]

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