Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Over the past year and a half, the government has launched several policy measures to support the domestic solar manufacturing industry — these range from the imposition of a safeguard ...
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

MNRE Takes a Tough Stand Against Two Defaulting Chinese Solar Module Suppliers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory asking the stakeholders to beware of two Chinese companies - CSUN Trading (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. and CEEG ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Solar Tempered Glass AntiDumping India

MNRE to Frame Rules for Manufacture, Disposal, Import of Antimony-Coated Solar Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will soon come up with a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing ...
MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

Taking a step ahead after the recent quality control order, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now issued another order which specifies the requirements for compulsory registration ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UL Interview_ New quality standards for solar modules will help consolidate growth in the Indian solar sector

UL Interview: New Quality Standards for Solar Modules Will Help Consolidate Growth in the Indian Solar Sector

The government’s recently introduced Quality Control Order has received mixed reactions from domestic solar sector stakeholders. A plethora of project developers are unhappy with the timing of the order, though ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The ongoing solar anti-dumping case and the 70 percent preliminary safeguard duty proposal are prompting various domestic and international players to announce plans to expand their solar manufacturing capacity in India.

Solar Manufacturers Ramp Up Expansion Plans by 4 GW in Anticipation of Import Tariffs in India

The ongoing solar anti-dumping case and the 70 percent preliminary safeguard duty proposal are prompting various domestic and international players to announce plans to expand their solar manufacturing capacity in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Longi Upgrades Indian Solar Manufacturing Plans to Add 1 GW Each of Cell and Module Units

Longi Upgrades Indian Solar Manufacturing Plans to Add 1 GW Each of Cell and Module Units

Longi Solar, a Chinese solar component manufacturer, will invest $309 million to double the capacity of its cell and module factory from 500 MW to 1 GW in the state ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Oriano Interview: India needs a proper rating system to drive rooftop solar adoption in SMEs

Oriano Interview: India Needs Proper Rating System to Drive Rooftop Solar Adoption in SMEs

Rooftop solar installations are definitely going to be a big part of India’s renewable growth story. In a country of billions, generating solar power at the point of consumption is ...
/ / 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
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 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
Longi Green Cell and Module Manufacturing Unit in India

Longi Confirms Plans to Set Up 500 MW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Units in India

Longi Green, a Chinese solar equipment and component manufacturer, plans to set up cell and module manufacturing units of 500 MW (each) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The company ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement

Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement Not Helping the Indian Solar Sector: Interview

As the Indian sector continues to grow there are challenges everywhere but PPA renegotiation and delayed PPA signing, delay in reimbursement of subsidies are particularly troubling. Here is an excerpt ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar