Lack of Clarity in Safeguard Duty Pass-Through Option is Stifling Solar Project Development

Lack of Clarity on Safeguard Duty Pass-Through Option is Stifling Solar Project Development

The current widespread sentiment in the country’s solar industry is that of discontent and uncertainty, with sprinkles of hope. While the government’s ambitious solar trajectory is inching closer to its ...
Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

The inter-regional transmission links being developed under India’s Green Energy Corridor program are ready to begin evacuating an aggregate capacity of 19.95 GW, according to government data. In a written ...
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India’s EV Sector is Slowly Emerging from its Nascent Stage

India’s electric vehicle sector is progressing steadily, thanks to government efforts to procure EVs for various departments and efforts by city transportation corporations to procure e-buses for public transportation. As ...
National Lab Policy May Cause Solar Project Delays Due to Lack of Testing Centers

National Lab Policy May Cause Solar Project Delays Due to Lack of Testing Centers

As India’s solar sector moves forward toward achieving its goal of 100 GW of solar by 2022, the recently announced National Lab Policy is adding a new wrinkle that could ...
Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

The Standing Committee on Energy has said that more funding is needed if India is going to install enough physical transmission infrastructure to meet its ambitious timeline for creating a ...
Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Indian government agencies announced tenders for more than 9.5 GW and auctions for 6 GW in 2017, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. The year began on a high ...
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India’s 100 MW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s 100 GW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s push to promote clean energy development marks an important chapter in its growth story that could create a more sustainable future, but only if its various government agencies can ...
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DISCOMs Could Look to Coal if Solar Tariffs Go Over ₹3.50/kWh Because of Safeguard Duty

DISCOMs Could Look to Coal if Solar Tariffs Go Over ₹3.50/kWh Because of Safeguard Duty

The proposed 70 percent provisional safeguard duty on solar imports, if levied, has the potential to reverse India’s solar growth trajectory and send the wrong signal to the investment community ...
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 ...
Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

The progress of Jharkhand’s solar sector is being severely hobbled by inaction and delays on the part of the state’s implementing and nodal agencies. The issue is apparent in the ...
Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017

Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017 For the First Time in India

Solar was the leading source of new power capacity additions in the calendar year 2017 with installed capacity of approximately 9.5 GW accounting for 45 percent of total power capacity ...
India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India is on the cusp of a revolution in energy storage, according to key industry players. This was the sentiment at the well-attended 5th Energy Storage India Conference held in ...
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Solar and wind tender activity has surged in recent weeks following a long pause, but the sudden surge in planned renewable capacity has many in the industry wondering if India’s ...
Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

Update: Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

The solar module misclassification issue at ports is not fully resolved yet according to Mercom findings. The 7.5 percent (plus cess) duty has still not been eliminated but the government ...
Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Following delays attributed to natural and man-made causes, officials now hope to have most of the capacity online this month In Karnataka’s Tumkur district stands an expansive solar park that ...
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