Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

India’s Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty from June 5, 2019

The United States President Donald Trump has ended India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country, thereby ending duty-free status of about 2,000 products amounting to approximately $6 billion, including solar ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Maharashtra Commission Warns MSEDCL for Non-Payment to Wind Developers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has pulled up state’s DISCOM (MSEDCL) for the continued delay in meeting payment obligations to independent power producers, including delayed payment charge, and for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

ACME Solar to be Compensated for Cost Incurred After Introduction of Safeguard Duty

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate a solar power developer by accepting that the levy of safeguard duty was a ‘Change in Law.’ The ...
ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

Reduce ₹0.18/kWh from Solar Tariff in Case of Non-Payment of Safeguard Duty: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has reiterated its decision that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) should reduce ₹0.18 (0.0025/kWh) from the discovered tariff if the bidders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

Duties and Tariffs Piling Up in the Indian Renewable Industry

India’s total renewable energy installations stand at around 75 GW, of which wind energy accounts for more than 35 GW, followed by solar energy, which has witnessed exponential growth with ...
Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

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 ...
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18/kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) should reduce ₹0.18 (0.0025/kWh) from the discovered tariff if the bidders have not paid the safeguard duty, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Solar Safeguard Duty Notification Should be Treated as Change in Law: MERC

The Ministry of Finance’s notification that imposed the Safeguard Duty is an event of Change in Law, and therefore the additional expenditure and other impacts will be considered for reimbursement ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

SECI’s New Solar Tender for 3 GW with 1.5 GW of Manufacturing Comes with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.75/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has now issued a detailed Request for Selection (RfS) for the tender announced yesterday for 3 GW of ISTS-connected solar capacity linked ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

It has been almost 6 months since the imposition of safeguard duty on solar imports to India. However, the industry is still clamoring for clarity amid a plethora of problems ...
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

NSEFI Issues Recommendations to Help Attain India’s Solar Targets

India has set a solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity addition target of 100 GW by 2022. According to Mercom’s India Solar Tracker, so far over 26 GW of solar PV capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Guidelines Restrict Short-term Equity Investment in Solar Projects

Solar Manufacturing Units in India’s SEZs will Have to Pay Safeguard Duty

Solar module and cell manufacturers in India who are operating in special economic zones (SEZs) will not benefit from the levy of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports. These ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

Recently India and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu conducted consultations at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) upon the levy of 25 percent safeguard duty on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Comes up with a 550 MW Solar Tender

Uttar Pradesh Comes up with a 550 MW Solar Tender

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids for 550 MW of grid connected solar PV power projects through tariff based competitive bidding process. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Technical Bids Aggregating 750 MW Received for UPNEDA’s 500 MW Solar Tender

UPNEDA’s 500 MW Solar Tender Attracts 750 MW of Technical Bids

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)’s 500 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender has been oversubscribed by 250 MW. A UPNEDA official told Mercom, “Technical bids ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO Over Solar Safeguard Duty

After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO Over Solar Safeguard Duty

As India gets ready to impose 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Taiwan, the Taiwanese delegation at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) has requested a consultation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Government Asks Custom Authorities to Begin Collection of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty

Just a few days after the Supreme Court put aside the stay order on safeguard duty by the Orissa High Court, the Ministry of Finance has now issued an instruction ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

India will soon begin with the imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells and modules which had been put on hold by the government. In a significant order, the Supreme ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Finance Clarifies Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

Ministry of Finance Clarifies Solar Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

The Ministry of Finance has issued a new memorandum clarifying that only goods specifically classified under tariff item 8541 40 11 (solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

In a significant development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter (reviewed by Mercom) directing Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set the maximum ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Orissa High Court Sets September 19 as Next Hearing Date in Solar Safeguard Duty Case

The Orissa High Court today heard the petition filed against the levy of safeguard duty and fixed September 19, 2018, as the next date of hearing for the case. This means ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Solar Safeguard Duty on 30 MW Rooftop Tender

Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Safeguard Duty on its Solar Rooftop Tender

Amid the uncertainty regarding the imposition of safeguard duty, the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a clarification for its latest solar rooftop RESCO tender proactively. Mercom had ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI, Solar, PV, Grid-Connected, Standalone

Orissa High Court Sets Next Hearing for Solar Safeguard Duty Case on August 27, 2018

The Orissa High Court today heard the petition filed against the levy of safeguard duty and fixed August 27, 2018, as the next date of hearing for the case. When ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview: Safeguard Duty Does Not Seem to Safeguard Interests of Project Developers

Interview: Safeguard Duty Does Not Seem to Safeguard Interests of Solar Project Developers

India’s solar sector is currently dealing with a plethora of issues from all sides, while trying to keep pace to meet the 2022 goal of 100 GW it has set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports for Now, Says Ministry of Finance

No Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports for Now, Says Ministry of Finance

Considering the recent stay order put in force by the Orissa on the safeguard duty notification, the Ministry of Finance has now announced that the government will, for the time ...