Trump's Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

Trump’s Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

The United States President Donald Trump's attempts to revoke the exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition may have failed. President Trump had earlier asserted to raise ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has imposed an anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat products from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP to protect the domestic industry. These ...
Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_ Tariff Revision Allowed in Case of Duty Under Change in Law

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender: Tariff Revision Allowed in Case of Duty Under Change in Law

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the power purchase and sale agreement (PPA and PSA) for its 1,200 MW solar tender, adding another point to the existing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Project Developers Still Waiting for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

Solar Project Developers Still Waiting for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

To protect domestic cell and module manufacturers, a 25% safeguard duty was announced on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia for the period between July 30, 2018, ...
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India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
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Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Domestic Solar Manufacturers Unhappy Months after Safeguard Duty Imposition

The imposition of safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia is proving to be a bigger issue for local manufacturers than was perhaps anticipated. Last ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
China Terminates Levy of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on EU Polysilicon

China Terminates Levy of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on EU Polysilicon

China has terminated the levy of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar grade polysilicon originating from the European Union. The duties were in place since May 2014. Back then after ...
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Chinese Solar Panels Free from EU Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures

Chinese Solar Panels Free from EU Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures

Chinese solar panels are now free from anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures put in place by the European Union (EU). After considering the needs of both producers and those using or ...
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No Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports for Now, Says Ministry of Finance

Parliamentary Report Says Solar Jobs Have Been Lost Due to Poor Enforcement of DGAD Findings

A parliamentary standing committee report has alleged that thousands of jobs may have been lost due to dumping of solar panels. The report does not cite a credible source or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DGAD to Hold Oral Hearing of Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

DGAD to Hold Oral Hearing of Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has announced that it is going to hold an oral hearing of the ongoing the anti-dumping investigation concerning the import ...
US-South Korea Solar Safeguard Case_ EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand Join Consultations

US-South Korea Solar Safeguard Case: EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand Join Consultations

The United States has agreed to accept the request made by China, the European Union (EU), Malaysia, and Thailand to participate in dispute consultations between the United States and South ...
Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

In the past couple of months, a slew of government regulations have been announced for the domestic renewable sector. Mostly, these policies have been aimed at dealing with the ongoing ...
Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

Solar Installations in India Increased 34% to 3.3 GW in Q1 2018

Indian solar market had its best quarter ever with 3,269 MW of solar installed in Q1 2018 according to Mercom India Research’s newly released Q1 2018 India Solar Market Update ...
Department of Commerce to Soon Have Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Department of Commerce to Soon Have Directorate General of Trade Remedies

The government of India’s Department of Commerce will soon have a Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). The Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu, has given his approval for the ...
Status of Solar Glass and Back Sheets after Safeguard Duty

Oral Hearing in the Ongoing Solar Glass Import Case to be Held on June 11, 2018

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has fixed June 11, 2018, as the date of oral hearing for the ongoing solar glass import case from Malaysia ...
MNRE Entitles Solar Project Developers to Compensation in Case of Change in Law

MNRE Entitles Solar Project Developers to Compensation in Case of Change in Law

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for  procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. To remove any ...
Odisha Tenders 200 MW of Solar Projects with Pass Through Option for Duties

Odisha Tenders 200 MW of Solar Projects with Pass Through Option for Duties

The Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) has tendered 200 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Odisha. The bid-submission deadline is April 29, 2018. For the ...
DGAD Extends Response Deadline in Malaysian Solar Glass Import Case

DGAD Extends Response Deadline in Malaysian Solar Glass Import Case

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has extended the deadline for the stakeholders to submit responses in the ongoing solar glass import case from Malaysia. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Update: MNRE Clarifications on Change in Law for Solar Projects

Withdrawn Anti-Dumping Case Terminated by DGAD, New Petition to be Filed in April

The Office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) has officially terminated the investigation process for the anti-dumping petition filed by Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) in June 2017 and later ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

Indian Solar Imports Witnessed 43% Increase While Exports Grew by 16% in 2017

In calendar year (CY) 2017, the Indian solar sector imported solar modules and cells totaling nearly $4.12 billion (~₹269 billion), a 43 percent increase from the $2.88 billion (~₹194 billion) ...
Domestic Solar Manufacturers Withdraw Anti-Dumping Petition

BREAKING: Petitioners Withdraw Solar Anti-Dumping Case, to Refile Next Week

In a significant development, Indian solar manufacturers have withdrawn the anti-dumping petition filed with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce against solar cell and module imports from China, Taiwan and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
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India Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Glass Imports from Malaysia

India Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Glass Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia is now under the scanner of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for export of textured tempered glass (solar glass), whether coated or uncoated, from Malaysia to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
January 2018 Policy Wrap-up: Key Announcements Made by Government for Solar Sector

January 2018 Policy Wrap-Up: Key Government Announcements for the Solar Sector

Government agencies unveiled a slew of new policies for India’s solar sector in January. While some of the announcements were welcomed by the key industry players, there were a few ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar