India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
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Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Domestic Solar Manufacturers Unhappy Months after Safeguard Duty Imposition

The imposition of safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia is proving to be a bigger issue for local manufacturers than was perhaps anticipated. Last ...
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India’s Safeguard Duty Investigation Draws Criticism at WTO

Azure Power Moves Gujarat High Court Against Solar Safeguard Duty, Gets Interim Relief

The Gujarat High Court has provided temporary relief to project developer Azure Power in the matter of levy of safeguard duty on solar cells and modules imported by the company ...
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SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

Keeping in view the lingering uncertainty regarding the applicable rate of GST on various components that go into the making of a solar project, the GST Council, in its 31st ...
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India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

Mercom India’s Most Read Articles of 2018

2018 was an eventful year for the Indian solar market with imposition of duties, policy upheavals, and a lack of clarity which collectively may result in a down year for ...
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Intersolar Bangalore Day 1: Solar Industry Still in a Funk from Safeguard duty and GST

Intersolar Bangalore Day 1: Solar Industry Still in a Funk from Safeguard duty and GST

The Indian solar sector is still experiencing a hangover from the safeguard duty imposition and Goods and Services Tax (GST). This appeared to be the popular sentiment of solar project ...
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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 ...
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Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

The recent tender floated by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) for the development of 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO model saw bids as low as ...
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31 Companies Submit Bids for 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender by Madhya Pradesh

31 Companies Submit Bids for 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender by Madhya Pradesh

The recent tender floated by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) for the development of 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO model witnessed the participation of 31 ...
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China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China has requested the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement body (DSB) for consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In a statement ...
MNRE Urges Ministry of Finance to Exempt Ongoing Solar Projects from Safeguard Duty

MNRE Urges Ministry of Finance to Exempt Ongoing Solar Projects from Safeguard Duty

One of the biggest questions since the announcement of a 25 percent safeguard duty on imported solar modules and cells from China and Malaysia is about the impact on solar ...
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Status of Solar Glass and Back Sheets after Safeguard Duty

Status of Solar Glass and Back Sheets after Safeguard Duty

With the recent levy of a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia, the next trade dispute focus is on the anti-dumping case on solar glass ...
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A Roundup of Trade Disputes Affecting India's Solar and Wind Sectors

A Roundup of Trade Disputes Affecting India’s Solar and Wind Sectors

As renewable installations grow in India, the number of trade disputes affecting the sector has grown as well. Without quick resolution, achieving the government’s renewable energy installation target of 175 ...
Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

Interview: Public Market May Not Have the Appetite for More Than 2-3 Large Renewable IPOs

In the past couple of months, a slew of government regulations have been announced for the domestic renewable sector. Mostly, these policies have been aimed at dealing with the ongoing ...
MNRE Entitles Solar Project Developers to Compensation in Case of Change in Law

MNRE Entitles Solar Project Developers to Compensation in Case of Change in Law

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for  procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. To remove any ...
Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
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January 2018 Policy Wrap-up: Key Announcements Made by Government for Solar Sector

January 2018 Policy Wrap-Up: Key Government Announcements for the Solar Sector

Government agencies unveiled a slew of new policies for India’s solar sector in January. While some of the announcements were welcomed by the key industry players, there were a few ...
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