China’s CETC Signs $50 Million MOU in Anticipation of Anti Dumping Duty

China’s CETC Signs Solar Manufacturing MOU in Anticipation of Anti-Dumping Duty

China’s CETC Renewable Energy Technology Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to set up a solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
70% Provisional Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

Directorate General Recommends 70% Provisional Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

In a preliminary finding, the Directorate General of Safeguards Customs and Central Excise has recommended a 70 percent safeguard duty on solar cells imported from China and Malaysia for a ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
USITC Recommendations

U.S. ITC Recommends Lower than Expected Tariff in Suniva Antidumping Case, Setting a Precedent for India

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced antidumping tariff recommendations in the 30-35 percent range, much lower than what Suniva and SolarWorld were looking for. The full set of ...
/ Manufacturing, Solar
China Expected to Install a Whopping 50 GW of Solar in 2017 - AECEA

China Expected to Install a Whopping 50 GW of Solar in 2017 – AECEA

After adding an astonishing 34.54 GW of solar PV power generation capacity in 2016, representing a 128 percent increase year-over-year, who would have even remotely anticipated that China would be ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Anti-Dumping Tariff

The Chances for Solar Anti-Dumping Tariff Recommendation Just Got Higher in India

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has found that crystalline silicon modules imported into the United States caused serious injury to domestic manufacturers, increasing the chances that a similar finding ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
NDB China Solar Project

Construction of BRICS Bank Funded 100 MW Rooftop Solar Project Begins in Shanghai

The construction of the 100 MW Shanghai Lingang Distributed Solar Power project has begun in Shanghai, China. The project is being funded by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and will ...
/ Rooftop, Solar
Rising Chinese Solar Module Price Pose Significant Challenge for India

Rising Chinese Module Prices Pose Significant Short-Term Challenge for India’s Solar Industry

After falling by approximately 5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, for the first time in years, the average selling price (ASP) for Chinese modules is increasing quarter-over-quarter in ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
China Solar Installations AECEA

Solar Installations in China Totalled 35 GW at the End of July, More Than All of 2016

According to recent energy statistics, China installed 34.92 GW of solar from January 2017 to July 2017, exceeding last year’s installation total of 34.54 GW by approximately 380 MW. As a ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tempered Glass AntiDumping India

India Imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on Tempered Solar Glass Imported from China

The Indian Ministry of Finance has imposed an anti-dumping duty on tempered glass (solar glass) imported from China in the range of $64.04 per metric ton (MT) to $136.21/MT. The ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
China Installs 24.4 GW of Solar in H1 2017

China Installs 24.4 GW of Solar in 1H 2017

China further consolidated its topmost ranking as the largest installer of solar projects in the world by installing 24.4 GW of solar projects in the first half of 2017. With ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
National Thermal Power Corporation

NTPC Tenders 250 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 250 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. This is a global tender and anyone can participate. The bid-submission deadline is ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Anti Dumping

China to Cooperate With India to Resolve Solar Anti-Dumping Issue

China wants an amicable resolution to the solar anti-dumping issue with India at the same time raising concerns that the levy of a duty might hinder the growth of the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
India Solar Anti-dumping Case Initiation

India’s Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia Underway

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India, has started the investigation into the anti-dumping petition - filed by the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

In the 11 months from April to February in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $2.61 billion (~Rs.175.7 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, according ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Project

Solar Power Generation in India Was Up 83% in the 11-Month Period from April 2016 -February 2017

India generated 11.86 billion units (BU) of solar power in the 11-month period from April 2016-February 2017. Solar accounted for 1.04 percent of all power generated in the country during ...
/ Commercial, Solar
Solar Imports Grow 39 Percent, Exports Decline 56 Percent in the First Ten Months of Financial Year 2016-17

Solar Imports Grow 39 Percent, Exports Decline 56 Percent in the First Ten Months of Financial Year 2016-17

In the ten months from April to January in financial year (FY) 2016-17, the Indian solar sector registered export and import activity totaled $2.2 billion (~Rs.150.3 billion), an increase of ...
/ Commercial, Solar
Cumulative RE Installations

Cumulative Renewable Energy Installations Cross 50 GW in India

The share of renewable power in India’s energy mix continues to increase with cumulative installations now exceeding 50 GW. The solar sector is witnessing installations and project commissioning at a ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Import and Export

Solar Imports Grew by 40 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 22 Percent in the First Seven Months of Financial Year

In the seven months from April to October in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $1.22 billion (~Rs.83.22 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Module Prices

Declining Module Prices Come Just in Time for Indian Solar Project Developers

Swift decline in module prices over the last three to four months is the single most important positive event for the Indian solar sector. The project development landscape has changed ...
/ Modules, Solar
Export Import

In the First Half of FY 2016-17 Solar Imports Grew by 47 Percent YoY and Exports by 12 Percent

In the first half of financial year (FY) 2016-17, import and export activity worth over $1 billion (~Rs.67 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, compared to $700 million ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Export Import

India Solar PV Imports and Exports Rising

India exported solar modules and cells worth $41 million (~Rs.2.74 billion) from April to July 2016, which was up 116 percent from the same time last year. During that same ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Global Solar Installations

Led by China, the United States and Japan, Global Solar Installations to reach Approximately 66.7 GW, reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, forecasts global solar installations to reach 66.7 GW with China, the United States, Japan and India to make ...
/ Solar
Global Solar Installations Forecast to Reach Approximately 64.7 GW in 2016, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Global Solar Installations Forecast to Reach Approximately 64.7 GW in 2016, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, forecasts another year of solar growth with installations expected to reach 64.7 GW in 2016 up from 57.8 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar