India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s solar imports witnessed significant decline year-over-year (YOY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to the latest trade data. Solar modules and cells of ...
Indian Solar Cell and Module Imports Decline by 37% Year-over-Year in CY 2018

Indian Solar Cell and Module Imports Decline by 37% Year-over-Year in CY 2018

In calendar year (CY) 2018, the Indian solar sector imported solar modules and cells totaling nearly $2.59 billion (~₹184.57 billion), a 37 percent decline from the $4.12 billion (~₹269 billion) ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Neighboring Countries Can Now Buy Renewable Energy from Indian Power Generators

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued new guidelines for import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries. The 2018 guidelines will replace the existing guidelines on cross border trade ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India Imposes Restrictions on Export and Import of Biofuels

India Imposes Restrictions on Export and Import of Biofuels

The Government of India has imposed restrictions on the export and import of biofuels. Recently, government issued two separate restricting orders pertaining to the import and export of biofuels in ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
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
Indian Solar Imports Were Up by 20% in FY 2018

Indian Solar Imports Were Up by 20% in FY 2018

Compared to FY 2016-17, Indian solar imports witnessed a 20 percent spike from approximately $3.19 billion in FY 2016-17 to nearly $3.83 billion in FY 2017-18. Imports increased toward the ...
Solar Imports to India Surge in Q1 2018

Solar Imports to India Surge in Q1 2018

In the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2018, India imported solar modules and cells worth over $1 billion and exported modules and cells worth approximately $19.15 million. There ...
Siemens to Manufacture New Generation of Solar PV Inverters in India

Siemens to Manufacture New Generation of Solar PV Inverters in India

Siemens, a supplier of transmission, distribution and smart grid solutions, launched Sinacon PV a new generation of photovoltaic (PV) central inverters with an output up to 5,000 kVA. The inverter ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
TANGEDCO Proposes Cuts

TANGEDCO Proposes Cuts to Net-Metering Rates for Solar Customers

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has proposed adopting a revised accounting methodology to cut back on tariffs for the existing net-metering program in the state. TANGEDCO has ...
Solar Anti Dumping

With Chronic Power Shortages and 400 Million Without Power, India Losing Sight of Big Picture with Solar Anti-Dumping Case

Before examining the reasons surrounding India’s solar manufacturing anti-dumping investigation, one overarching point must be made clear: India needs power. It is estimated that there are roughly 400 million Indians ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar