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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
Tata Power Renewable Energy

Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions 30 MW Solar DCR Project in Maharashtra

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) commissioned a 30 MW grid-connected solar PV project developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Palaswade village in Maan taluka, in the ...
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Financing Activity in the Indian Solar Sector So Far This Year

BREAKING: Azure Power Wins NTPC’s 250 MW DCR Solar Auction with a Low Bid of ₹3.14/kWh

Azure Power has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the recently conducted 250 MW solar auction. The project will be developed under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. Azure ...
/ / Tenders & Auctions
BEL Tenders Solar Projects Under the Domestic Content Category

BEL Tenders 6 MW of Solar Projects Under the Domestic Content Category

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Government of India enterprise, tendered a total of 6 MW (AC) of solar to be developed in three different states in India under the domestic ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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SECI Tenders 200 MW of Solar Under DCR Category at Neemuch-Mandsaur Solar Park

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 200 MW (AC) of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category, on behalf of Coal India Limited (CIL). The last ...
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NTPC Tenders Solar Projects

NTPC Tenders 22 MW of Solar Projects

In two separate tenders, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 22 MW of solar projects. The NTPC-SAIL Power Company Limited (NSPCL), a joint venture of NTPC and SAIL (Steel ...
Solar Tenders Under DCR Category

NTPC and SECI Announce 230 MW of Solar Tenders Under DCR Category

In two separate announcements, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a combined 230 MW of grid-connected solar project. The NTPC tendered ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tata Power Solar 2017 Earnings

Tata Power Solar Sales Jump 52 Percent, Profits Triple

Tata Power Solar said its net sales in fiscal year 2017 increased by 52 percent against the year‑earlier period to ₹2,262 crores. By comparison, net sales of ₹1,490 crores were ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
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
NTPC Solar Tenders DCR

NTPC Tenders 35 MW of Solar Under the DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered 35 MW of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The bid-submission deadline is October 12, 2017. The capacity tendered includes ...
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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