Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

China Installs Better than Expected 44 GW of Solar Capacity in CY 2018

In the calendar year (CY) 2018, China installed 44.26 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity.  The country installed 9.76 GW of solar PV capacity in the fourth quarter of CY 2018 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

It has been almost 6 months since the imposition of safeguard duty on solar imports to India. However, the industry is still clamoring for clarity amid a plethora of problems ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Azure Power Closes $88 Million in Financing for its 200 MW Solar Project in Bhadla

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in 9M 2018

India’s solar installations came in second worldwide during the first nine months of 2018 in terms of solar capacity addition. China added a whopping 34.5 GW of solar PV capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Japan’s Proposal to Rollback on Solar Subsidy Angers Investors and Operators

Japan’s Proposal to Rollback Solar Subsidy Angers Investors and Operators

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has proposed that companies granted permits for solar projects between the fiscal years of 2012 to 2014 under Feed-In-Tariffs (FiT) should submit ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Increases State’s Solar RPO to 7.25 Percent for FY 2019-20

In a Policy Turnaround, China Plans to Increase Solar Target Up to 270 GW by 2022

After announcing installation caps in the second quarter, China is expected to be currently evaluating the feasibility of increasing its solar installation target to 250-270 GW by 2022. China currently ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

Recently India and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu conducted consultations at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) upon the levy of 25 percent safeguard duty on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important News from the Indian Solar Industry in August 2018

China Adds 34.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Three Quarters of 2018, a 20% Drop

China added 34.5 GW of solar PV capacity in the first three quarters of 2018. This takes China’s total installed solar PV capacity to 164.74 GW, of which 117.9 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China’s Solar Subsidy Backlog Estimated to be Approximately $17.4 Billion

Many solar power projects in Ningxia, in the northwestern region of China, are finding it difficult to stay afloat, according to a report published by Reuters. These projects may face ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India was the second largest solar market in the world surpassing the United States in terms of solar capacity addition in the first half (1H) of 2018. While China added ...
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US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

The United States has accepted China’s request to enter consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In its communication to the dispute ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Safeguard Duty and Market Slowdown Lead to Decline in Indian Solar Imports in Q2 2018

Safeguard Duty and Market Slowdown Lead to Decline in Indian Solar Imports in Q2 2018

India’s solar imports declined drastically in the second quarter (Q2) of calendar year (CY) 2018. Solar modules and cells worth $436.6 million were imported by India in Q2 CY 2018, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China has requested the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement body (DSB) for consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In a statement ...
US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a 25 percent additional tariff on the import of 279 Chinese products, worth approximately $16 billion. Among these products, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China Added 24.3 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half Of 2018

China added 24.3 GW of solar PV capacity in the first half (1H) of 2018. This takes China’s total installed solar PV capacity to 154.51 GW, out of which 112.6 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

ReneSola Ltd, a fully integrated solar project developer and operator, has signed an exclusivity agreement with an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management. Under the agreement, ReneSola has agreed to negotiate ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Development Bank Approves $300 Million Loan for South African Energy Sector

New Development Bank Approves $300 Million Loan for South African Energy Sector

New Development Bank (NDB), an initiative by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, has approved $300 million loan for sustainable development projects in South Africa. A loan ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

Investment into India’s renewable energy sector were more than the investments made in the conventional energy (fossil-fuel based) projects in 2017. This milestone was the first of its kind, according ...
DGTR Recommends 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports to India Recommended

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cell imports from China and Malaysia for the first year, followed by a phased ...
Apple to Invest $300 Million in China Clean Energy Fund

Apple to Invest $300 Million in China Clean Energy Fund

Apple, a global tech giant has announced it will invest $300 million in the China Clean Energy Fund over the next four years. In a media statement, the company announced ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Indian embassy in China’s capital Beijing recently organized a seminar named “Business Opportunities in Solar Sector in India”. The seminar was ...
China’s ZNShine Solar Wins BHEL’s Contract to Supply 37.5 MW of Solar Modules

China’s ZNShine Solar Wins BHEL’s Contract to Supply 37.5 MW of Solar Modules

ZNShine Solar, a Chinese PV module manufacturer, has won a tender to supply 37.5 MW of PV modules to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), which is India’s largest manufacturer of ...
China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China’s renewable story is going through a transformation in 2018.  After many years of growth in renewable energy, the country is beginning to change its policies that will influence its ...
/ / Other, Wind
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 ...
Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

The growth of India’s solar sector is being hampered by the proposed safeguard duty. Earlier this year, more than 2 GW of planned solar tenders were postponed across the three ...
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