LONGi, Jinko and Adani – Top Solar Module Suppliers Capture 50% of the Market in 1H 2021

LONGi, Jinko and Adani – Top Solar Module Suppliers Capture 50% of the Market in 1H 2021

 LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani Solar were the leading module suppliers to the Indian solar market in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2021. The market ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jakson to Scale Up its Module Manufacturing Facility to 1 GW by 2022 Interview

Jakson to Scale Up its Module Manufacturing Facility to 1 GW by 2022: Interview

The Indian solar market is steadily recovering after facing several challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in the past two years. According to Mercom's Q2 2021 India Solar ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
PIXON is in the Process of Expanding its Solar EVA Film Production Line Interview

PIXON is in the Process of Expanding its Solar Module Production Line: Interview

The growing needs of the Indian solar industry and supply chain disruptions that started with the Covid-19 pandemic have magnified the need for a robust manufacturing ecosystem. Despite the government’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Qualified List of Bidders Announced for IREDA’s Solar Module Manufacturing Auction

Qualified List of Bidders Announced for IREDA’s Solar Module Manufacturing PLI Auction

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has opened the bids for setting up manufacturing capacities for a minimum of 10 GW of vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for Manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells for Energy Storage

Bids Invited for Manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells for Energy Storage

Through its Ministry of Heavy Industries, the Government of India has invited bids to select manufacturers for setting up production capacities for at least 5 GWh and totaling up to ...
A Self-Sustained Solar Manufacturing Ecosystem Could be in Place in India in 2 to 3 years

A Self-Sustained Solar Manufacturing Ecosystem Could be in Place in India in 2 to 3 years

The growing needs of the Indian solar industry and COVID-19 related supply chain disruptions have increased the need for developing a self-sustaining manufacturing ecosystem. The government has come up with ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India's Solar Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategies

India’s Solar Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategies

India witnessed high growth in new solar capacity additions as the country recovered from the impacts of the Covid-19. With increasing solar installations, solar developers' demand for solar modules and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Feasibility of Domestic Solar Manufacturing Initiative and Demand Visibility

Feasibility of Domestic Solar Manufacturing Initiative and Demand Visibility

The government is pushing for solar manufacturing in India with restrictive and enabling policies. In April this year, the Union Cabinet approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
BHEL Invites EoI from Partners to Set Up Battery Storage Gigafactory Under PLI Program

BHEL Invites EoI from Partners to Set Up Battery Storage Gigafactory Under PLI Program

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has invited bids to select partners to set up a gigawatt-scale advanced chemistry cell battery storage facility through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under the Government ...
Production Linked Incentive Program for EV and Auto Component Manufacturing Approved

Production Linked Incentive Program for EV and Auto Component Manufacturing Approved

The Union Government has notified the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for automobile and auto components after approving it recently. The PLI program aims to encourage the industry to make ...
IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)’s tender for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program received a strong response from the ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Can Solar Developers Rely on Local Manufacturers for Module Supply Without Disruptions

Can Solar Developers Rely on Local Manufacturers for Module Supply Without Disruptions?

The government's focus lately has shifted strongly towards establishing a domestic solar manufacturing base. The government has levied safeguard duty, Basic Customs Duty (BCD), introduced the approved list of module ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up ADB and IIFL Home Finance To Promote Green Housing in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: ADB and IIFL Home Finance to Promote Green Housing in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Asian Development Bank (ADB) and IIFL Home Finance Limited (IIFL) inked an agreement for a $1 million ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IREDA Amends Tender for Solar Module Manufacturing Under PLI Program

IREDA Amends Tender for Solar Module Manufacturing Under PLI Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has amended certain conditions in the request for selection (RfS) issued for a tender floated under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program. In ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Vikram Solar to Manufacture Mono and Bifacial Modules at its New 1.3 GW Facility

Vikram Solar to Manufacture Mono and Bifacial Modules at its New 1.3 GW Facility: Interview

Domestic manufacturers of solar modules are slowly ramping up capacities. India has a large-scale solar project pipeline of 53.6 GW, with another 24.1 GW tendered and pending auctions as of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Department of Heavy Industries Issues Details on PLI Program for Battery Storage

Department of Heavy Industries Issues Details on PLI Program for Battery Storage

The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Government of India, has issued a notification for the performance-linked incentive (PLI) program 'National program on Advanced Chemical Cell (ACC) battery storage' to implement ...
_Solar Industry Reacts PLI Program Good for Large Manufacturers; MSMEs Left Out

Solar Industry Reacts: PLI Program Good for Large Manufacturers; MSMEs Left Out

India has launched a performance-linked incentive (PLI) program to support vertically integrated, gigawatt-scale manufacturing of high-efficiency solar modules. The implementing agency – the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), has ...
Production-Linked Incentive Program for Battery Storage Gets Cabinet Approval

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Battery Storage Gets Cabinet Approval

The Union Cabinet has approved the 'National Program on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage' under the production-linked incentive (PLI) initiative. According to the Cabinet's notification, the program aims to achieve ...
LONGi, Jinko, and Adani: Top Solar Module Suppliers to India in 2020

LONGi, Jinko, and Adani: Top Solar Module Suppliers to India in 2020

In the calendar year (CY) 2020, the top ten module suppliers accounted for nearly 68% of the market share. LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani Solar were the top three ...
Guidelines for Solar PLI Program: 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

Guidelines for Solar PLI Program: 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

In early April, the Union Cabinet had approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the ‘National Program ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Here are the Details for Bidding Under Solar Production-Linked Incentive Program

Here are the Details for Bidding Under Solar Production-Linked Incentive Program

The government's approval for the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program under the 'National Program on High-Efficiency Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Modules' has been widely welcomed by the solar industry. The PLI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Will Lead All Power Generation in the Coming Decades

Solar Will Lead All Power Generation in the Coming Decades

The Mercom India Solar Summit 2021 kicked off on April 8, 2021, with the session 'Keynote-State of Indian Solar market,' led by Priya Sanjay, Managing Director, Mercom India, and Raj ...
Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program on High-Efficiency ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Domestic Solar Manufacturing Amid Shortage of Raw Materials, Price Rise and Duties

Domestic Solar Manufacturing Amid Shortage of Raw Materials, Price Rise and Duties

India installed just about 3.2 GW of solar capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2020, a 56% decline compared to 7.3 GW in 2019, according to the latest 2020 Q4 & ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

Domestic manufacturing in the solar sector has always been a sore point in India. The government has taken several policy measures like the imposition of safeguard duty and basic customs ...