Rising Chinese Solar Module Price Pose Significant Challenge for India

Rising Chinese Module Prices Pose Significant Short-Term Challenge for India’s Solar Industry

After falling by approximately 5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, for the first time in years, the average selling price (ASP) for Chinese modules is increasing quarter-over-quarter in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar

Vaisala Expands Indian Operations Amid Growth in Solar and Wind Sectors

To meet rising demand, Finnish environmental and industrial measurement company Vaisala, through its subsidiary 3TIER India, is adding new personnel to its staff as it responds to steadily growing demand ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE GIZ RE Grid Integration

MNRE and GIZ Sign Agreement to Improve Grid Integration of Renewable Energies

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of Germany, signed an agreement on technical cooperation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Solar Installations AECEA

Solar Installations in China Totalled 35 GW at the End of July, More Than All of 2016

According to recent energy statistics, China installed 34.92 GW of solar from January 2017 to July 2017, exceeding last year’s installation total of 34.54 GW by approximately 380 MW. As a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DGAD Solar Exporters Price

Solar Exporters Under Deadline to Furnish Details in the Ongoing Solar Anti-dumping Case in India

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India as part of the ongoing investigation into the anti-dumping petition against solar imports from China, Taiwan, and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tempered Glass AntiDumping India

India Imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on Tempered Solar Glass Imported from China

The Indian Ministry of Finance has imposed an anti-dumping duty on tempered glass (solar glass) imported from China in the range of $64.04 per metric ton (MT) to $136.21/MT. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Anti-Dumping Hearing

Lessons for India from the Suniva Solar Anti-Dumping Case Hearing

On Tuesday, the much-anticipated public hearing by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the Suniva and SolarWorld Section 201 trade case was held in Washington, D.C., with both sides ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Domestic Manufacturers

7.5 GW CPSU Program Could Be a Game Changer for Indian Domestic Solar Manufacturers

Mercom recently broke the news that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed developing 7.5 GW of solar by 2022 using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MoP Tariff based Bidding Guidelines

Hoping for REWA-Like Low Bids, Ministry of Power Issues Updated Competitive Bidding Guidelines

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Power has issued final guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for solar projects. The guidelines apply to large‑scale projects with a capacity of 5 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Advisory

MNRE Issues Advisory Asking States to Extend Project Commissioning Timeline for Select Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has advised states to extend project commissioning timelines for select solar projects. The extension will be applicable to solar projects that have ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mercom India Solar Market Update

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

1.9 GW installed in Q2 2017, over 10 GW projected in 2017 The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
loan to DISCOMs

Haryana DISCOMs to Get Rs.7.5 Billion (~$116 Million) Under UDAY Program

The Haryana government will provide Rs.7.5 billion (~$116.38 million) loan to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Haryana at a concessional rate of interest (about 3 percent lower than the market rate) ...
GAT Update

GST UPDATE: Confusion Reigns around GST for Solar Systems, MNRE Wants 5 Percent Rate for All Components

There is still a lot of confusion around GST for solar systems, which has created a lot of uncertainty in the solar sector. Tender activity has come to a standstill ...
Solar Anti Dumping

China to Cooperate With India to Resolve Solar Anti-Dumping Issue

China wants an amicable resolution to the solar anti-dumping issue with India at the same time raising concerns that the levy of a duty might hinder the growth of the ...
India Solar Anti-dumping Case Initiation

India’s Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia Underway

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India, has started the investigation into the anti-dumping petition - filed by the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India, China Anti-dumping

UPDATE: DGAD’s Office Initiates Anti-Dumping Proceedings Against Solar Imports

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India, has notified the Chinese Embassy in India that they have received a petition for investigation regarding the ...
Government of Mizoram

Government of Mizoram Issues Solar Power Policy 2017 with Focus on Ensuring Sustainable Energy Mix for the State

The State Government of Mizoram has issued the Mizoram Solar Power Policy 2017. The policy is aimed at ensuring reliable power supply and a sustainable energy mix for the state ...
MNRE Solar Project

MNRE Issues Advisory to States to Utilize Spare Space Near Substations to Develop Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory asking state governments to utilize available spare space near substations and prioritize construction of solar projects based on ...
solar project

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes Net Metering Changes for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has proposed changes to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, Net Metering for Roof-top Solar Photo Voltaic Systems Regulations, 2015. The new regulations will be ...
Goa Energy Development Agency Releases Draft Solar Policy 2017

Goa Energy Development Agency Releases Draft Solar Policy 2017

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) released Draft Solar Policy 2017. The draft is open for comments up to July 14, 2017. The agency stated, “Goa being eco-sensitive, no thermal ...
Gujarat Releases Solar Net-Metering Regulations

Gujarat Releases Solar Net-Metering Regulations

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations 2017. The regulations will be in effect from the date of ...
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: June 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of June 2017: The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued a levelized generic tariff ...
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in June 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) de-empaneled 71 channel partners fromits grid-connected rooftop and small solar power projects program. These agencies had not entered any installation data or ...
DCR Category to Officially End in December 2017

DCR Category to Officially End in December 2017

The United States and India have agreed that December 14, 2017 will be the last day for domestic content requirement (DCR) category. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Article ...

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency Issues Draft Solar Power Policy 2017

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued the ‘Draft Solar Power Policy-2017’ for Uttar Pradesh. When made official, the policy will remain in operation for ...