Solar Component

MNRE Issues New Order to Crackdown on Solar Component Quality

As solar project developers look to procure the cheapest possible components to bid at the lowest tariff in auctions, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a ...
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Solar Panel

Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Cancels PPAs for 100 MW of Solar

The Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) has cancelled power purchase agreements (PPAs) for two 50 MW solar projects in Madhya Pradesh. These projects were being developed by a ...
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PV Module

Trina Solar was the Top Solar Module Supplier to India as of the Second Quarter of 2017

The Indian solar dream is being fueled to a large extent by solar imports, with majority of solar panels coming to India from Chinese companies. Trina Solar was the single ...
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CERC APPC Cost Solar Wind

CERC Sets ₹3.48/kWh as the National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.48 (~$0.0542)/kWh, barring a few states for open access. According to CERC the APPC ...
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Jolywood ACME Solar Module Supply India Market

Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Enters India Solar Market

Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology, a Chinese module manufacturer, entered the Indian solar market by signing a supply agreement with ACME Clean-tech Solutions, a renewable energy developer in India. Jolywood will ...
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Shri @PiyushGoyal handing over @MNREIndia to Shri R.K. Singh

After Solid Accomplishments, Piyush Goyal Makes Way for Raj Kumar Singh as India’s New Minister of Power

In a recent cabinet shuffle, Mr. Piyush Goyal was promoted to the position of Minister of Railways and Coal and Mr. Raj Kumar Singh took over his old role as ...
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Exporters Data Extension DGAD

Extensions Given to Solar Module Exporters in DGAD Anti-Dumping Investigation

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India has extended the time to return responses to the anti-dumping investigation on solar imports from China, Taiwan ...
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RREC REC Mechanism Renewable Projects

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Suspends Approval of Renewable Energy Projects Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has suspended the approval of all renewable energy (wind, solar) projects under the REC Mechanism in Rajasthan. The RRECL has issued the order ...
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Solar Power Plant

Tata Power and Adani Top the List of India Solar Project Developers

As utility-scale solar in India takes off, two large power conglomerates – Tata Power and Adani – are leading project development activity. Cumulative large-scale solar installations reached ~13.6 GW in ...
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Better Energy Tata Power Solar Huawei Partnership

Better Energy Teams up with Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies for 1 GW of Solar

Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies have entered into new supplier and partnership agreements with Better Energy, a Danish company, to develop 1 GW of solar in by 2020. "Better ...
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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 ...
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Vaisala

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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