President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed a proclamation emphasizing his support to revoke the exclusion of several imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition. The President ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones_ RK Singh

India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, cautioned domestic manufacturers against importing necessary equipment from ‘countries of concern.’ Singh spoke at a webinar- Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is initiating a review investigation, for examining the need for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on the import of solar cells and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order that will give compensation relief from the safeguard duty to four developers after they petitioned the commission citing the Change ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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) ...
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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, ...
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Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

The growth of India’s solar sector is being hampered by the proposed safeguard duty. Earlier this year, more than 2 GW of planned solar tenders were postponed across the three ...
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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 ...
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 ...