India Rejects U.S. Claims in DCR Case at WTO

India Rejects US Claims in DCR Trade Case at the WTO

The back and forth between India and the U.S. regarding the protectionist Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) program continues. A month after the U.S. argued that India did not abide by ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
/ 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
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, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline

Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline by 35 Percent in a Year

The tariff for solar projects developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category has declined by 35 percent during the past year as aggressive bidding trend continues. Earlier this month, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar India

Anti-Dumping Tariff, Consistent Tenders Needed to Support Solar Manufacturing in India

The following is from a conversation Mercom India had with Sunil Rathi, director of sales and marketing for Waaree Energies on the current state of Indian solar market. What do ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Auctions Activity

Solar Auction Activity in India Falls of a Cliff in August

In August, solar auctions fell precipitously in India. Compared to the robust auction activity in June, solar auctions by MWs fell by 95% in August with only 76 MW. Solar ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Govt. of India NTPC 5% Stake

Investors Get to Participate in India Solar Story with Government Sale of 5 Percent Stake in NTPC

The Government of India is selling a five percent stake in the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), a state-owned public utility, and the largest power utility in India, for $1.03 ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from August 2017

Government agencies were busy in the month of August with two anti-dumping cases decided against Chinese companies for solar glass and castings for wind turbines. The Ministry of New and ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Websol Solar Cell Module manufacturing

Websol To Scale Up Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity in India

Websol Energy System Limited has received board approval to scale up its solar cell and module manufacturing capacity in India. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, Websol’s board ...
/ Manufacturing, Solar
Indian Domestic Manufacturers

7.5 GW CPSU Program Could Be a Game Changer for Indian Domestic Solar Manufacturers

Mercom recently broke the news that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed developing 7.5 GW of solar by 2022 using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
DCR Tender SECI Coal India

After Lull, DCR Tendering Begins in India

After a long lull, DCR tendering activity has picked up in India’s solar sector. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 200 MW solar project under domestic content ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Under DCR Category

NTPC Tenders 241 MW of Solar Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered another 241 MW of solar in three separate projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category to be developed across the states ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India MNRE Solar DCR

MNRE Proposes Allocating 7.5 GW of Solar Under CPSU Phase-II Program to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed 7.5 GW of solar to be developed using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules during the second phase of its ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale

India to Raise Rs.23.6 Billion in Bonds for Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to raise Rs.23.6 billion (~$364 million) from bonds for renewable energy development in the country, according to ...
/ Finance and M&A, Solar

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 15.52 MW of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Tenders

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), tendered 15.52 MW of grid connected rooftop solar under the CAPEX model in ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu UDAY

Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st Indian State to Join UDAY

Tamil Nadu has become the 21st state in India to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), a government program designed to facilitate financial turnaround of DISCOMs (distribution company). Tamil Nadu ...
/ Grid, Utilities
NLC India

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Tenders 500 MW Solar in Tamil Nadu

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered 500 MW (AC) of grid-connected solar in the state of Tamil Nadu. The state-owned company has mandated that each project will be a ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has requested utilities to ensure that they follow the advisory mandating the use of domestic materials and equipment in government projects. Utilities in various states ...
/ Modules, Solar

Indian Solar Installations Totaled 883 MW in 2014; Breakout Year Ahead After 3 Years of Stagnant Growth

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Indian solar installations in calendar year 2014 totaled 883 ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar