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

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 ...
GRIDCO Tenders 200 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Odisha

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Indian Modules Exempt from U.S. Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Imports

Indian Modules Exempt from US Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Imports

The United States has exempted India from the levy of a 30 percent anti-dumping duty on its solar imports. India is one among the hundred countries including Brazil, South Africa, ...
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President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump today revealed the much-anticipated anti-dumping tariffs on imported solar cells and modules at 30 percent for the first year, which will gradually decline in five percent increments over a ...
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Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

Interview: Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

In line with the government’s ambitious renewable energy targets, India has seen an impressive increase in the rate at which these energy sources are being tapped for utilization. But given ...
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ISA Discusses Recommendations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Ahead of Next Budget

ISA Discusses Recommendations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Ahead of Next Budget

In a recent meeting with a delegation from the Indian Solar Association (ISA) and the Finance Minister of India, the ISA voiced its concerns over an anti-dumping duty and the ...
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ISMA Files Petition Seeking Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

ISMA Files Petition Seeking Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has filed a petition with the Directorate General of Safeguards that seeks to impose a Safeguard Duty on imported solar cells from China, Malaysia, ...
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Interview - Now is the Time to Invest in Solar Cell Manufacturing Lines in India

Interview: Now is the Time to Invest in Solar Cell Manufacturing Lines in India

With domestic solar module manufacturing capacity announcements on the rise and an anti-dumping investigation pending, now is an opportune time to start new solar cell manufacturing lines in India, according ...
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Interview - Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

Interview: Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

India’s domestic solar manufacturing sector is finding it difficult to cope with the falling prices of modules globally. In order to expand their businesses, local manufacturers need the government to ...
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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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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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