India Solar Anti-dumping DGAD Oral Hearing

Both Sides Present Their Arguments at DGAD Hearing on Solar Anti-Dumping Investigation

The Office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) held an oral hearing regarding the anti-dumping petition filed by the Indian Manufacturers Association (ISMA) against cells and modules from China, ...
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Indian Solar Imports Drop 40 Percent in Q3 but Still Up Significantly Year-over-Year

Indian Solar Imports Drop 40 Percent in Q3 but Still Up Significantly Year-over-Year

Import and export activity in the Indian solar sector dropped by $464.15 million (~₹30 billion) quarter-over-quarter to $776.08 million (~₹49.9 billion) in the third quarter of calendar year 2017. By ...
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Not Disheartened by Cancellation of Energy Storage Tenders in India_ IESA Director

Not Disheartened by Cancellation of Energy Storage Tenders in India: IESA Director

There is a growing market for battery and energy storage in India, but the pace of that growth is manifesting in a slow and steady manner as sector participants await ...
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MNRE Renewable Energy Testing and Certification

MNRE Issues National Lab Policy for Renewable Energy Testing and Certification

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new National Lab Policy (NLP) to improve the quality and reliability of renewable energy projects in India. The policy, ...
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Madhya Pradesh Retains Must-Run Status for Solar and Wind

Madhya Pradesh Retains Must-Run Status for Solar and Wind

By keeping the must-run status Madhya Pradesh is sending a positive signal to developers and the investment community The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has kept the must-run status ...
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New Goa Solar Policy Targets 150 MW of Solar by 2021

New Goa Solar Policy Targets 150 MW of Solar by 2021

The government and cabinet of ministers of Goa have approved the state’s Draft Solar Policy 2017, which sets a target of achieving 150 MW of solar by 2021. The policy ...
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Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet Approves Solar Policy 2017

Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet Approves Solar Policy 2017

The policy creates a 10‑year electricity duty exemption for sale of electricity from solar projects in the state Uttar Pradesh’s cabinet of ministers have approved the state’s Draft Solar Policy ...
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HDFC Ergo Launches the First Solar Energy Shortfall Insurance Policy in India

HDFC Ergo Launches the First Solar Energy Shortfall Insurance Policy in India

HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company a joint venture between HDFC Ltd., and ERGO International an insurance entity of Munich Re Group has launched the first solar energy shortfall insurance policy ...
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ISA Poised to Become a Treaty-Based International Intergovernmental Organization

ISA Poised to Become a Treaty-Based International Intergovernmental Organization

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is poised to become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organization on December 6, 2017, once Guinea ratifies the organization’s framework agreement. Guinea will become the fifteenth ...
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India Solar and Renewable Energy Policies Announced in November 2017

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policies Announced in November 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to some existing policies during the month of November. Here are some highlights. National The Government ...
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Luminous India Sees Big Growth for Residential Solar and Back-Up Power

Luminous India Interview: Residential Solar With Back-up Power Will See the Fastest Growth

The rapid growth in India’s solar sector is creating new avenues for companies to grow. In particular, the integration of solar with power back-up technology at the residential level is ...
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Spanish Photovoltaic Union and NSEFI Collaborate to Promote Solar in India

Spanish Photovoltaic Union and NSEFI Collaborate to Promote Solar in India

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) and the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) have formed a partnership to promote solar energy and promote the interests of the solar sector ...
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Anti-Dumping Duties Will Not Affect Auctioned Solar Projects in India

Anti-Dumping Duties Will Not Affect Auctioned Solar Projects in India

Several key players in India’s solar industry met recently to discuss the impact of the investigation into imported solar goods and possible effects of anti-dumping duty recommendation. This is the ...
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SgurrEnergy India On Track to Surpass 15 GW of Solar Project Consulting in 2018

SgurrEnergy India On Track to Surpass 15 GW of Solar Project Consulting in 2018

Solar energy consultancy SgurrEnergy India is celebrating 10 years of delivering engineering and consultancy services to solar projects in India. The company has over 100 customers and is involved in ...
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Top Solar and Other Renewable Energy News Headlines from India in November 2017

Top Solar and Other Renewable Energy News Headlines from India in November 2017

Here is a list of important headlines, developments, and data points from India’s renewable energy sector from a busy November 2017. Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, ...
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Development Status of Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

In-Depth Report: Development Status of 2 GW Pavagada Solar Park and Projects

Mercom recently visited the Pavagada Solar Park, and gained valuable insight into the nuances and challenges of park development. When complete, Pavagada will be the largest solar park in the ...
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Veer Energy to Enter B2C Market for Rooftop Solar

Veer Energy to Enter B2C Market for Rooftop Solar

Veer Energy & Infrastructure Limited has entered the business to consumer (B2C) market to provide EPC solutions to install rooftop solar projects. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, ...
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MNRE to Tender 17 GW of Solar and Over 3.5 GW of Wind Projects by March 2018

MNRE to Tender 17 GW of Solar and Over 3.5 GW of Wind Projects by March 2018

Following a recent lull in tender activity, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is preparing to announce a spate of tenders for solar projects in the coming four ...
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UPERC Adopts Renegotiated Tariff of ₹7.02 for Solar Projects Tendered in 2015-16

UPERC Adopts Renegotiated Tariff of ₹7.02 for Solar Projects Tendered in 2015-16

The Uttar Pradesh Renewable Energy Commission (UPERC) has adopted a renegotiated tariff of ₹7.02 (~$0.11)/kWh as the new tariff for solar projects tendered in financial year 2015-16. This is negatively ...
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Higher Power Tariffs, Not Policy Support, Driving India’s Rooftop Market

Higher Power Tariffs, Not Policy Support, Driving India’s Rooftop Market

The total combined capacity of rooftop solar installed in India has crossed 1.3 GW to date. As of the third quarter of 2017, rooftop solar projects totaling 1.3 GW had ...
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PPA for the 250 MW Solar Project in Kadapa Solar Park to be Signed Soon

PPA for the 250 MW Solar Project in Kadapa Solar Park to be Signed Soon

The Power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 250 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Kadapa Solar Park will be signed soon. An Andhra Pradesh State Power ...
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India Generated 5.3 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q3 2017

India Generated 5.3 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q3 2017, a 91 Percent Increase YoY

Solar accounted for 5.3 billion units (BU) of electricity produced in India during the third quarter (Jul-Sep) of 2017, a 91 percent increase over the third quarter of 2016, according ...
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PI Berlin Creates Indian Subsidiary

German Module Inspector PI Berlin Creates Indian Subsidiary

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created an Indian subsidiary based in New Delhi that will enable it to provide services to the Indian market from a local base of ...
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MNRE Amendment_ Solar Projects Under State Specific Bundling Program

MNRE Amendment: Solar Projects Under State Specific Bundling Program Can Sell Power to Other States

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the state specific bundling program under which 3,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are to ...
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Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
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