Average Cost of Lithium-ion Battery Cell Likely to Plummet to $100_kWh in 2023_ Report

Average Cost of Lithium-ion Battery Cell Likely to Plummet to $100/kWh in 2023: Report

Average lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell cost will fall below $100/kWh in the next three years, while improved cheaper technologies and economies of scale will drive it down to $73/kWh by ...
REIL Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells from Domestic Manufacturers

REIL Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells from Domestic Manufacturers

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 600,000 multicrystalline solar ...
What it Takes to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing in India

What it Takes to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing in India

The Indian solar industry has been dependent on imported solar cells and modules since the inception of the National Solar Mission. The focus so far has been on project development ...
India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a notification imposing safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another ...
ITI Limited Floats Tender for Over Half a Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

ITI Limited Floats Tender for Over Half a Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications, has floated a tender for the supply of 531,360 multicrystalline solar cells. The estimated value of ...
India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the extension of the safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another year starting July ...
ReNew Power to Set Up 2 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Facility in India

ReNew Power to Set Up 2 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Facility in India

ReNew Power, an Indian independent power producer (IPP), has announced its plans to invest between ₹15 billion (~$200 million)-₹20 billion (~$266.7 million) to set up a 2 GW solar cell ...
Chhattisgarh to Empanel Installers of Rooftop Solar Systems

Chhattisgarh to Empanel Installers of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender to empanel rooftop solar installers. The deadline for the submission of bids is July 1, 2020, while the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CEL Seeks Domestic Manufacturers for 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Seeks Domestic Manufacturers for 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for the supply of 300,000 domestically manufactured multicrystalline solar cells with a wattage of 4.52 Wp. The company did not impose any ...
REIL Announces Tender for 1.1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

REIL Announces Tender for 1.1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for 1.1 million solar cells with wattages of ...
Implications of COVID-19 lockdown on Indian solar industry

Implications of COVID-19 Lockdown on Indian Solar Industry

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, disrupting businesses globally. To fight the outbreak, the Government of India ordered a complete lockdown from March 24, 2020, ...
Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar has announced that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of photovoltaic (PV) science and technology (PVST) has fabricated Passivated Emitter Rear Cells (PERC) with a 23.39% power conversion efficiency ...
Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

JinkoSolar, a China-based solar module manufacturer, has announced that it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49%. With this, the company ...
/ / Modules, Solar
New Tender Announced for 7.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandideep

New Tender Announced for 7.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandideep

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has floated a tender for 7.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE), the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), has expressed its support to the government’s decision to utilize indigenous ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

Central Electronics Calls for Domestic Manufacturers to Supply 100,000 Chip Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has issued a tender to procure 100,000 chip solar cells of 2.97-Watt capacity from domestic manufacturers ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s solar imports witnessed significant decline year-over-year (YOY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to the latest trade data. Solar modules and cells of ...
MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended its regulation on compulsory registration of approved models and manufacturers of solar modules and cells in the country. Previously, if ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Extension of Solar Safeguard Duty Imposition Period Unlikely

There have been comments made by government officials in the past and speculation by some manufacturers that the period of the safeguard duty levy on solar cell and module imports ...
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

MNRE to Announce a List of Approved Solar Manufacturers for Government Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an important notification which states that the government will soon issue a list of solar manufacturers and models that will ...
Industry Sees Many Challenges With BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

MNRE Withdraws Recent Order on Registration Requirements for Solar Manufacturers

In a major U-turn, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has temporarily withdrawn its latest order which specified the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the date for self-certification of six products done by solar module manufacturers to September 20, 2018. These six products are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Invites EoI to Set up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

MAHAGENCO Invites EoI to Set up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up solar component (modules and cells) manufacturing unit in the state. The deadline to submit ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

In a new development, the Malaysian delegation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has requested for consultations with India on the recent imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar