NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for enlisting solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers and suppliers. The enlisted manufacturers or suppliers will supply modules for NTPC’s self-owned ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

MNRE Asks Lenders to Insist on BIS Certification of Solar Modules Rather than Tier-1 List

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum concerning the importance of following BIS certification when it comes to quality of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.  According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NSEFI Expresses its Concerns Over Safeguard Duty to Ministry of Commerce and MNRE

What Happens if Solar Imports from Vietnam and Thailand Cross the 3% Threshold?

Since the implementation of safeguard duty, there has been a rising concern regarding its levy among importers of solar modules and cells from countries like Vietnam and Thailand because these ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Sees Many Challenges With BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

MNRE Withdraws Recent Order on Registration Requirements for Solar Manufacturers

In a major U-turn, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has temporarily withdrawn its latest order which specified the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Modules

Zimbabwe to Soon Begin the Development of its Largest 22 MW Solar Project

Zimbabwe will soon begin the construction of its largest independent power producer (IPP) solar PV project. SOVENTIX South Africa, a subsidiary of solar project developer SOVENTIX GmbH has been awarded ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost 5 GW and the country’s total installed capacity has exceeded 25 GW. Large-scale solar installations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the date for self-certification of six products done by solar module manufacturers to September 20, 2018. These six products are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Invites EoI to Set up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

MAHAGENCO Invites EoI to Set up Solar Manufacturing Unit in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up solar component (modules and cells) manufacturing unit in the state. The deadline to submit ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Chinese Solar Panels Free from EU Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures

Chinese Solar Panels Free from EU Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures

Chinese solar panels are now free from anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures put in place by the European Union (EU). After considering the needs of both producers and those using or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

In a new development, the Malaysian delegation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has requested for consultations with India on the recent imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Indian embassy in China’s capital Beijing recently organized a seminar named “Business Opportunities in Solar Sector in India”. The seminar was ...
Trina Was Top Module Supplier in 2017, NEXTracker the Top Tracker Supplier to India

Trina Was Top Solar Module Supplier in 2017, NEXTracker the Top Tracker Supplier to India

According to module shipment data for 2017, Trina Solar was the single largest supplier of modules to India in 2017. The newly released report by Mercom India Research India Solar Market ...
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 ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Issues Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

Solar modules equipped with bypass diodes will now be exempt from paying an additional duty of 7.5 percent at Indian ports, according to a new order issued by the central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Invites Expression of Interest to Set Up Solar Manufacturing

SECI Invites Expression of Interest to Set Up 20 GW of Solar Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) from prospective manufacturers to set up an integrated solar manufacturing facility in India within a three-year time-frame ...
/ / 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
GAT Update

GST UPDATE: Confusion Reigns around GST for Solar Systems, MNRE Wants 5 Percent Rate for All Components

There is still a lot of confusion around GST for solar systems, which has created a lot of uncertainty in the solar sector. Tender activity has come to a standstill ...