Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers_

Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers?

In July 2018, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended a safeguard duty on cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, which upended the solar supply chain in ...
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 ...
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India-US Solar DCR Case: New Delhi Appeals Against Parts of WTO Ruling

India-US Solar DCR Case: New Delhi Appeals Against Parts of WTO Ruling

In the ongoing trade dispute going on between India and the United States, New Delhi has decided to challenge specific parts of the ruling given by the Dispute Settlement Body ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

NTPC Issues Tender Inviting Government Entities to Procure Power from 1 GW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued tender inviting government entities to procure power from 1 GW of solar projects. The projects have been tendered under the DCR ...
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Adani Seeks to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power With 350 MW Under Greenshoe Option

Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the purchase of power from 350 MW of grid-connected solar projects on a long-term basis through a competitive ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

NTPC Tenders a 2 MW Grid-Connected Solar Multi-Technology Test Bed

The National thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a 2 MW grid connected solar PV multi-technology test bed at NTPC Energy Technology research Alliance (NETRA), under domestic competitive bidding. NETRA ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Indefinitely Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 200 MW of Solar Projects

SECI Indefinitely Extends Bid-Submission Deadline for 200 MW of Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has indefinitely extended the bid-submission deadline for the development of 200 MW (AC) of solar projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category ...
In a Tit-For-Tat Case WTO Establishes Panel to Resolve India-US Dispute on Renewable Energy

In a Tit-For-Tat Case, WTO Sets Up Panel to Resolve India-US Renewable Energy Dispute

In response to the dispute raised by India against the renewable energy policies of eight American states, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up a panel to resolve the ...
Use of Mislabeled Imported Panels in DCR Projects to be Penalized

Use of Mislabeled Imported Solar Panels in DCR Projects to be Penalized

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order stating that project developers will be penalized for the utilization of imported solar modules to develop projects under ...
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MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program to develop 5 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
U.S. Objects to India’s Request for a Compliance Panel to Resolve the Solar DCR Dispute

US Objects to India’s Request for a Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute

The solar trade dispute between the U.S. and India hit another roadblock recently after the U.S. objected to India’s request to establish a compliance panel to resolve the deadlock.  India ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Seeks Establishment of Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute with U.S.

India Seeks Establishment of Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute with US

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and India has taken a new turn. New Delhi has now sought the establishment of a compliance panel to resolve the stalemate ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview_ India Should Follow US and European Model for Import Duties

Interview: India Should Follow US and European Model for Import Duties

The current absence of an anti-dumping duty is hampering manufactures’ aspirations for expansion, according to Surana Solar Executive Director Manish Surana. Surana says India would benefit from analyzing the approach ...
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Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

The ongoing trade rift between India and the United States over the solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category has been referred to arbitration, but the complexity of the case suggests ...
Modules can be Sourced from Anywhere for Operation and Maintenance of DCR Category Solar Projects

Modules can be Sourced from Anywhere for Operation and Maintenance of DCR Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory regarding the procurement of modules for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the desired Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
NTPC Annuls 250 MW DCR Auction

NTPC Annuls 250 MW DCR Auction

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has annulled a 250 MW Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category auction, which was held in October 2017. A senior NTPC official confirmed the annulment ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar

GAIL Commissions 5.76 MW DCR Category Rooftop Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has commissioned a 5.76 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project developed under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. The project has been developed on ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
US Says India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case

India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case: US

In the ongoing saga of the World Trade Organization (WTO) solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) case between the U.S. and India, the U.S. has communicated to the WTO that India ...
/ / 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 Goes All In to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing with a Bevy of Subsidy Proposals

India Goes All In to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing with a Bevy of Subsidy Proposals

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a concept note of a proposal to build out India’s manufacturing supply chain, including polysilicon, wafers/ingots, cells and modules. MNRE ...
/ / Manufacturing, 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
Azure Power Records Revenue of $56.7 Million in the First Half of FY 2017-18

Azure Power Records Revenue of $56.7 Million in the First Half of FY 2017-18

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal second quarter 2017, period ending September 30, 2017. The company declared revenue of ₹3,701.7 million (~$56.7 million) for ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
TPREL Commissions 25 MW DCR Solar PV Project in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions 25 MW DCR Solar PV Project in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 25 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Charanka Solar Park in Gujarat ahead ...
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Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines From the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in October 2017

Here is a list of important headlines, developments and data points from India’s renewable energy sector during October 2017. ACME Solar Holdings announced that it is looking to raise $337 ...