Solar Project Cost to Increase by 24% with Basic Customs Duty on Modules Interview

Solar Project Cost to Increase by 24% with Basic Customs Duty on Modules: Interview

The Indian solar industry is gradually returning to normalcy after facing several challenges in the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic and adverse market conditions. The second quarter ...
Guaranteed Offtake the Reason for Success of MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

Guaranteed Offtake the Reason for Success of MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

Stakeholders in the solar industry believe that tariffs in upcoming solar auctions are likely to settle around ₹2.50 (~$0.034)/kWh, given the spike in module and commodity prices. Developers are bracing ...
Solar Tracker Manufacturer FTC Solar to Explore Breakbulk Shipping to Cut Costs

Solar Tracker Manufacturer FTC Solar to Explore Breakbulk Shipping to Cut Costs

U.S. solar tracker systems provider FTC Solar is exploring breakbulk shipping methods and cost-cutting measures to return the business to profitability in Q4 2021. It recorded a revenue of $50.1 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Can Solar Developers Rely on Local Manufacturers for Module Supply Without Disruptions

Can Solar Developers Rely on Local Manufacturers for Module Supply Without Disruptions?

The government's focus lately has shifted strongly towards establishing a domestic solar manufacturing base. The government has levied safeguard duty, Basic Customs Duty (BCD), introduced the approved list of module ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE Issues Updated List of Solar Manufacturers Under ALMM

Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE Issues Updated List of Solar Manufacturers Under ALMM

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Developers Finding it Difficult to Bid Below ₹2.50kWh As ALMM Takes Effect

Solar Developers Finding it Difficult to Bid Below ₹2.50/kWh as ALMM Takes Effect

Solar developers are finding it challenging to execute solar projects with a tariff lower than ₹2.50 (~$0.034)/kWh with the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) restrictions. According to the ...
Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVNL) has invited expression of interest for empanelment of agencies to set up grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of capacities ranging from 1 kW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Empanelment and Rate Contract Tender Floated for Off-Grid Solar Projects

Empanelment and Rate Contract Tender Floated for Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced a tender for empanelment of vendors and inviting rate contract for the supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

SECI Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 100 MW solar power project with land in Chhattisgarh. The successful ...
Can Solar Developers Take Advantage of Duty-Free Period Ahead

Can Solar Developers Take Advantage of Duty-Free Period Ahead?

Solar developers in India are facing two important dates - the safeguard duty (15%) set to end on July 29, 2021, and the basic customs duty (BCD) of 40% on ...
Bids Invited to Install 5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Install 5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited online bids for the installation of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model across government ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

To closely monitor the component solar suppliers and their manufacturing facilities, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made it mandatory for solar cell and module manufacturers to ...
UPNEDA

Uttar Pradesh Floats Tender for 106 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for setting up 106 MW of grid-connected solar projects of 0.5 MW, 1 MW, and 2 MW capacity ...
LONGi, Jinko, and Adani: Top Solar Module Suppliers to India in 2020

LONGi, Jinko, and Adani: Top Solar Module Suppliers to India in 2020

In the calendar year (CY) 2020, the top ten module suppliers accounted for nearly 68% of the market share. LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani Solar were the top three ...
Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

In its initial steps towards reducing India's dependence on solar imports and self-reliance, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), as early as 2018, announced compulsory registration of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Will Lead All Power Generation in the Coming Decades

Solar Will Lead All Power Generation in the Coming Decades

The Mercom India Solar Summit 2021 kicked off on April 8, 2021, with the session 'Keynote-State of Indian Solar market,' led by Priya Sanjay, Managing Director, Mercom India, and Raj ...
PLI Program_ Higher the Efficiency of Solar Modules, Higher the Incentive

PLI Program: Higher the Efficiency of Solar Modules, Higher the Incentive

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown capped off a turbulent 2020 for the Indian solar sector. The pandemic affected the solar supply chain and brought the solar industry ...
How Policy Flip Flops Hamper Growth of Solar Sector

How Policy Flip Flops Hamper Growth of Solar Sector

India has set some lofty targets for renewable energy, including 175 GW of renewables by 2022 (100 GW from Solar) 450 GW of renewables by 2030 (unofficial). India is also ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ALMM

MNRE Issues First Batch of ALMM Applicable to Solar Bids After April 10, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order. As per the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Update on ALMM Extension, Inspection Fee for Solar Manufacturing Enlistment Reduced

No Update on ALMM Extension, Inspection Fee for Solar Manufacturing Enlistment Reduced

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the existing provisions for enlistment under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). According to the notification, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Invites Bids for 40 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh Invites Bids for 40 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has invited bids for the discovery of tariff and implementation of 40 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at various locations in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Madhya Pradesh Floats Tender for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects Under RESCO Model

Madhya Pradesh Floats Tender for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects Under RESCO Model

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has floated a request for proposal (RfS) for 30 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model ...
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (1)

Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation

The deadline for implementing the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) has passed, and the industry is still in limbo. There's no update yet on the new deadline as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones_ RK Singh

India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, cautioned domestic manufacturers against importing necessary equipment from ‘countries of concern.’ Singh spoke at a webinar- Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Mercom India will host another webinar session on August 4, 2020, to help the solar industry get a clearer perspective on the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian ...