Rollback of 15% Export Duty on Steel Likely to Push Prices Up

Rollback of 15% Export Duty on Steel Likely to Push Prices Up

The solar power industry is expecting steel prices to rise but without any substantial impact on the project costs after the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) withdrew the 15% ...
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BCD Effect India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

BCD Effect: India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

India exported solar cells and modules worth $157 million (~₹12.76 billion) in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 642% year-over-year (YoY) compared to ...
Smaller Solar Manufacturers are Diving Into EPC Business to Utilize Their Own Modules

Smaller Solar Manufacturers are Diving Into EPC Business to Utilize Their Own Modules

Manufacturers see better margins with in-house EPC for small solar projects About 40 small manufacturers have either just started or plan to begin EPC services Small module makers find EPC ...
Companies Urge EU to Boost Investment in Solar Manufacturing Facilities

Companies Urge EU to Boost Investment in Solar Manufacturing Facilities

Company heads of 13 leading European solar organizations have urged the European Commission to call for action to boost investment in the continent’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industrial base and reinforce ...
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US Pauses Circumvention Duties on Solar Panel Imports With Anti-Stockpiling Conditions

US Pauses Circumvention Duties on Solar Panel Imports With Anti-Stockpiling Conditions

The United States has paused the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duty on imported solar cells and modules, which have been undergoing circumvention proceedings for two years. The U.S. government ...
Daily Wrap-Up: India’s Pennar Wins NTPC’s EPC Tender for a 500 MW Solar Project

After Global Supply Chain Woes, Domestic Supply Deficit Hits Solar Developers in India

The government's move to cut dependence on China and promote local manufacturing of modules for solar installations has hindered developers as domestic supply is substantially short of demand. At the ...
Tranche II of Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Modules Gets Cabinet Nod

Tranche II of Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Modules Gets Cabinet Nod

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the second phase (Tranche II) of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program ...
Websol, Amp Energy Form JV to Manufacture Solar Cells and Modules

Websol, Amp Energy Form JV to Manufacture Solar Cells and Modules

Kolkata-based solar cells and modules manufacturer Websol Energy and Amp Energy India have formed a joint venture to manufacture up to 1.2 GW of mono PERC solar cells and modules ...
Domestic Manufacturing Segment Ready to Meet Country's Growing Solar Needs

Domestic Manufacturing Segment Ready to Meet Country’s Growing Solar Needs

The Indian government is doing its best to boost domestic manufacturing under the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' initiative. In April last year, the Union Cabinet approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) program to push gigawatt-scale ...
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Websol Energy to Set Up a 1.8 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Plant

Websol Energy to Set Up a 1.8 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Plant

Kolkata-based solar cells and modules manufacturer Websol Energy System has approved the issue of 23,80,000 equity shares of ₹10 (~$0.126) each at an issue price of ₹105 (~$1.329). The shares ...
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Renew Power to Increase its Module Manufacturing Capacity to 6 GW

Renew Power to Increase its Module Manufacturing Capacity to 6 GW

Independent Power Producer ReNew Power has announced that it is increasing its module manufacturing capacity to 6 GW from the 4 GW that was planned earlier. The planned capital expenditure ...
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Solar Tracker Manufacturer Arctech's Joint Venture in India Starts Trial Operations

Solar Tracker Manufacturer Arctech’s Joint Venture in India Starts Trial Operations

Arctech, a solar tracking and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions provider, announced its first joint venture Jash Energy — a 3 GW solar tracker factory in India, which has begun ...
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Duty on Export of Steel Expected to Bring Down Cost of Solar Module Mounting Structures

Duty on Export of Steel Expected to Bring Down Cost of Solar Module Mounting Structures

The Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) has imposed a duty of 15% on the export of steel. The move is likely to bring down the prices of solar mounting ...
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TotalEnergies, ENEOS Partner to Develop 2 GW Solar Capacity for C&I Entities in Asia

TotalEnergies, ENEOS Partner to Develop 2 GW Solar Capacity for C&I Entities in Asia

TotalEnergies, a global multinational integrated oil and gas firm, has entered into a 50-50 partnership with Japanese petroleum company ENEOS to develop 2 GW of decentralized onsite solar capacity for ...
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Feasibility of Domestic Solar Manufacturing Initiative and Demand Visibility

Feasibility of Domestic Solar Manufacturing Initiative and Demand Visibility

The government is pushing for solar manufacturing in India with restrictive and enabling policies. In April this year, the Union Cabinet approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program ...
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Shell to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects in the UK

Shell to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects in the UK

Global energy conglomerate Royal Dutch Shell has signed a framework agreement with the renewable energy developer Island Green Power to develop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with co-located battery storage potential ...
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IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)’s tender for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program received a strong response from the ...
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Using Covalent Organic Frameworks as Photocatalysts for Solar-to-Fuel Production

Using Covalent Organic Frameworks as Photocatalysts for Solar-to-Fuel Production

A multinational team of researchers have shown that covalent organic frameworks (COFs), a new class of light-absorbing compounds (photocatalysts), could be utilized as a potential solution for solar-to-fuel production. The ...
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First Solar to Set Up a 3.3 GW Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in India

First Solar to Set Up a 3.3 GW Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in India

First Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of solar modules, announced that it would invest $684 million to set up a new, vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility ...
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Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

In its latest report, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has stated that manufacturers in Asia accounted for 92% (over 130 GW) of global solar module production in 2020, ...
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Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

A massive explosion was reported at a polysilicon factory in the city of Shihezi in China’s Xinjiang region. The plant produces raw materials for polysilicon used in the production of ...
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Coal India Forms Subsidiaries for Solar Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Projects

Coal India Forms Subsidiaries for Solar Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Projects

Coal India Limited (CIL) has recently announced forming two wholly-owned subsidiaries for undertaking solar photovoltaic manufacturing and renewable energy projects. While CIL Solar PV Limited has been incorporated for manufacturing ...
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Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar has announced the expansion of its manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, taking the total production capacity of cells and modules to 1,100 MW. The latest expansion move has ...
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The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

Domestic manufacturing in the solar sector has always been a sore point in India. The government has taken several policy measures like the imposition of safeguard duty and basic customs ...
Premier Energies Set to Open a 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

Premier Energies Set to Open a 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

Premier Energies said that it would commission a 1.5 GW solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing facility in the next two months at E-city, Hyderabad, tripling its existing production capacity. The Secunderabad-based ...
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