Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

JinkoSolar Bags 10.7 GW of Orders in 2019, Announces Mono Wafer Capacity Expansion of 5 GW

Chinese solar module, cell, and wafer manufacturer, JinkoSolar, has announced that it has already received orders of 10.7 GW for the current year. The company also announced that it is ...
EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) is looking for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is ...
BHEL Floats Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structure Columns for 129 MW of Projects

Karnataka Issues Tender to Replace 700 Modules in a 10-Year-Old 3 MW Solar Project in Belagavi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has issued a repair tender for a 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in Itnal village of the state’s Belagavi district. This is ...
DGTR to Hold Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation on June 26, 2018

Extension of Solar Safeguard Duty Imposition Period Unlikely

There have been comments made by government officials in the past and speculation by some manufacturers that the period of the safeguard duty levy on solar cell and module imports ...
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

MNRE to Announce a List of Approved Solar Manufacturers for Government Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an important notification which states that the government will soon issue a list of solar manufacturers and models that will ...
CEL Issues EPC Tender for 11 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

CEL Issues EPC Tender for 11 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise, has tendered 11 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed at various locations across Maharashtra. The bid-submission deadline is January 14, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
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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