Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Rescheduled

Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Rescheduled

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has rescheduled the oral hearing to discuss the continued imposition of safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India ...
ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that ReNew Solar Power Private Limited is eligible for claiming compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s solar imports fell by 77% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2020 with $151 million (~₹10.8 billion) compared to $650 million (₹45.8 billion) ...
Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

The Indian government has introduced several protectionist policies in the recent past to boost domestic manufacturing in the solar sector. Some of these measures include the anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, ...
Hearing on Continued Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports to be Held on June 11, 2020

Hearing on Continued Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports to be Held on June 11, 2020

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) will hold an oral hearing on June 11, 2020, to discuss the continued imposition of safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells ...
Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, asking him to direct the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ...
Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days_ MNRE to SECI and NTPC

Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a circular stating that Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Safeguard Duty (SGD) compensation to solar project developers should be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is initiating a review investigation, for examining the need for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on the import of solar cells and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Industry Optimistic Going Into 2020

At 7.3 GW, India’s Solar Installations in 2019 Declined by 12%

India installed 7,346 MW of solar capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2019, a 12% decline year-over-year (YoY), compared to 8,338 MW in 2018, according to Mercom India Research’s newly ...
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Cochin Port Tenders a 350 kW Rooftop Solar Project at its Premises

Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Cells and Modules: Winners and Losers

Basic customs duty (BCD) on the import of solar cells and modules was announced at 20% in the Union Budget for 2020-21. While the exemption on this duty remains in ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_ Tariff Revision Allowed in Case of Duty Under Change in Law

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender: Tariff Revision Allowed in Case of Duty Under Change in Law

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the power purchase and sale agreement (PPA and PSA) for its 1,200 MW solar tender, adding another point to the existing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Reimburse Cost Incurred by Solar Developer due to Safeguard Duty Imposition_ CERC to NTPC

Reimburse Costs Incurred by Solar Developer Due to Safeguard Duty Imposition: CERC to NTPC

Responding to a recent petition, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) declared that the imposition of Safeguard Duty (SGD) in July 2018 was covered under the “Change in Law” clause ...
No Basic Customs Duty to be Levied on Imported Solar Cells and Modules for Now

No Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules for Now

The basic customs duty on the import of solar cells and modules into the country will remain 'zero', for now, an official of the Ministry of Finance confirmed to Mercom ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uncertainty Around Proposed Basic Customs Duty of 20% on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

Uncertainty Around Proposed Basic Customs Duty of 20% on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

In a surprising development, the government in an amendment has split the earlier tariff item 8541 40 11 (solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels) into two; ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Project Developers Still Waiting for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

Solar Project Developers Still Waiting for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

To protect domestic cell and module manufacturers, a 25% safeguard duty was announced on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia for the period between July 30, 2018, ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

India’s solar imports declined significantly in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2019. Solar modules and cells worth $399 million (~₹27.75 billion) were imported by India in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

In its recent notification, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered compensatory relief to two solar developers from safeguard duty imposition last year. ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers_

Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers?

In July 2018, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended a safeguard duty on cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, which upended the solar supply chain in ...
Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has withdrawn the exclusion of bifacial modules from the ambit of safeguard measures that was applicable on imported solar equipment. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mercom Research Focus, Q2 2019, 1H 2019, India Solar Installations, India Solar Market, Renewables, Rooftop Solar, GST, Safeguard Duty, Modules, Export Import, Cumulative Solar Installations, Tariff Caps, Tender and Auction, State Installations, Utility-scale, New Power Addition

1.5 GW of Solar Capacity Installed in India During Q2 2019

Solar installations in India in Q2 2019 witnessed a slight decline with 1,510 MW, a 14% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to 1,761 MW installed in Q1 2019. Installations were down ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy in July 2019

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy Sector in July 2019

The month of July was filled with significant happenings in all segments of the renewable industry. While the biggest event of the month was the introduction of the Budget 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC, Safeguard Duty, Nisagra, Juniper, Change in Law

MERC Reiterates Solar Safeguard Duty as Change in Law

Juniper Green Energy Private Limited (JGEPL) and its special purpose vehicle Nisagra Renewable Energy Private Limited (NREPL) recently filed a petition against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL), ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back Indian-Made Modules

Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back India-Made Modules

Indian manufacturers have made solid inroads supplying to the domestic market after the safeguard duty was imposed on imported modules from China, Malaysia, and Taiwan last year, according to Mercom ...
Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

In the month of June 2019, the most important news development in India’s renewable industry came from the United States with President Trump ending India’s designation as a beneficiary developing ...
Solar Developers Seek Transparency in DISCOM Payments, Approvals and Grid Curtailment

Solar Developers Seek Transparency in DISCOM Payments, Approvals and Grid Curtailment

In the recent strategic meeting held by the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), the key industry stakeholders deliberated upon major issues affecting the developers ranging from deviation settlement issues to ...