ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

To closely monitor the component solar suppliers and their manufacturing facilities, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made it mandatory for solar cell and module manufacturers to ...
Haryana Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems

Haryana Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 11,241 solar home systems for Anganwadi centers in Haryana and 4,300 solar home ...
IREDA Invites Bids to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Capacities Under PLI Program

IREDA Invites Bids to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Capacities Under PLI Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has invited bids for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program. Manufacturers setting up ...
Uncertainty Surrounds the Fate of Safeguard Duty After July 2021

Uncertainty Surrounds the Fate of Solar Safeguard Duty After July 2021

The crucial duty of protecting domestic solar cell and module manufacturers in India against imports from China PR, Thailand, and Vietnam is set to end on July 29, 2021. Until ...
Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Agency Floats Tender for Solar Modules

Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Agency Floats Tender for Solar Modules

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has invited bids to standardize the rates for the supply of solar modules of different capacities (75 W- 315 W) for solar ...
Canadian Solar Reports 42% YoY Rise in Module Shipments

Canadian Solar Reports 42% YoY Rise in Module Shipments

Canada-based solar module manufacturer Canadian Solar released its financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of 2021. The company's net revenue in Q1 2021 grew by 32% year-over-year (YoY) and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Bids Invited to Replace Degraded Modules for a 1 MW Solar Project in Gandhinagar

Bids Invited to Replace Degraded Modules for a 1 MW Solar Project in Gandhinagar

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids for the supply and replacement of degraded polycrystalline solar modules installed at the 1 MW ash dyke solar project in ...
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 ...
Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

In its initial steps towards reducing India's dependence on solar imports and self-reliance, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), as early as 2018, announced compulsory registration of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Invites Bids for 750 MW of Monocrystalline Solar Modules

BHEL Invites Bids for 750 MW of Monocrystalline Solar Modules

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 750 MW of monocrystalline silicon solar modules to be used in the 500 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar ...
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 3,250 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 3,250 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the contract manufacturing of 3,250 polycrystalline ...
Best Engineered Project of the Year_ ILIOS Power's 1.27 MW Solar Farm in Andhra Pradesh

Best Engineered Project of the Year: ILIOS Power’s 1.27 MW Solar Farm in Andhra Pradesh

ILIOS Power won the Best Engineered Project award at the Solar Awards 2021 in the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. The project was developed for its client, Kallam Textiles, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Oberoi Group inks MoU with EESL to cut Carbon Footprint

Daily News Wrap-Up: Oberoi Group inks MoU with EESL to cut Carbon Footprint

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Oberoi Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to further ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Where is the Solar Market Headed: Changing Face of the Indian Solar Sector

Where is the Solar Market Headed: Changing Face of the Indian Solar Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant nationwide lockdown capped off a turbulent 2020 for the Indian solar sector. The pandemic affected the solar supply chain and brought the solar industry ...
NTPC Reissues Module Package Tender for Anta Solar Project in Rajasthan

NTPC Reissues Module Package Tender for Anta Solar Project in Rajasthan

NTPC Limited has reissued the tender for the supply of a solar PV module package for the Anta solar power project at Baran district in Rajasthan. The scope of work ...
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
Tender Issued for Installing a 1 MW Solar Project with Net Metering

Tender Issued for Installing a 1 MW Solar Project with Net Metering

The state-run Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) has invited bids for the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 1 MW grid-connected solar power project with ...
Solar Industry Weighs in on the Basic Customs Duty Implications

Solar Industry Weighs in on the Basic Customs Duty Implications

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently imposed a basic customs duty (BCD) of 40% on solar modules and 25% on solar cells, starting April 1, 2022. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Meyer Burger Reports a Net Loss of CHF 64.47 Million in 2020

Meyer Burger Reports a Net Loss of CHF 64.47 Million in 2020

Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based engineering company, has unveiled its plans to enter the U.S. solar market, intending to start solar cell sales in the second half of 2021. In June, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
ALMM

MNRE Issues First Batch of ALMM Applicable to Solar Bids After April 10, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order. As per the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Basic Customs Duty of 25% on Solar Cells and 40% on Modules to Take Effect from April 2022

Basic Customs Duty of 25% on Solar Cells and 40% on Modules to Take Effect from April 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the basic customs duty (BCD) on imported solar cells and modules starting April 1, 2022. The BCD on solar modules ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

MNRE Stops Processing Concessional Customs Duty Certificates for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has stopped processing all applications seeking concessional customs duty certificates for setting up solar power projects from February 2, 2021. The move ...
NOIDA Invites Bids for 2.6 MW of Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Model

NOIDA Invites Bids for 2.6 MW of Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Model

The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) has invited bids for the design, procurement, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of 2.6 MW (AC) rooftop solar systems on identified buildings of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Inverter, Import Duty, Customs Duty, MNRE, Solar Modules, PV

Is Customs Duty Hike Sufficient to Incentivize Domestic Manufacture of Solar Inverters?

In the Budget 2021, the Finance Minister proposed to raise the customs duty on solar inverters from 5% to 20% and on solar lanterns from 5% to 15% to encourage ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Bharat Electronics Invites Bids for the Supply of 609,550 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Electronics Invites Bids for the Supply of 609,550 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a government-owned electronics manufacturer and supplier, has invited bids for the supply of 609,550 multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The last date to submit the bids is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions