Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

The Indian solar industry currently is consumed by whether a safeguard duty will be imposed or not and all the pros and cons around it. If a safeguard duty is ...
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an investigation on import of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, ...
Safeguard Duty Case Update: Parties to Provide Written Submissions to Madras High Court

Safeguard Duty Case Update: Parties to Provide Written Submissions to Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has asked domestic project developer Shapoorji Pallonji and the Office of the Director General (DG) of Safeguards to submit written statements on the ongoing safeguard duty ...
Domestic Solar Manufacturers Withdraw Anti-Dumping Petition

BREAKING: Petitioners Withdraw Solar Anti-Dumping Case, to Refile Next Week

In a significant development, Indian solar manufacturers have withdrawn the anti-dumping petition filed with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce against solar cell and module imports from China, Taiwan and ...
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WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel in the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel for the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

In a relief for India, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to set up a panel to look into the ongoing trade conflict ...
Madras High Court Postpones Safeguard Duty Hearing to March 2, 2018

Madras High Court Postpones Safeguard Duty Hearing to March 2, 2018

The Safeguard Duty case in the Madras High Court will continue to be dragged on for some more time. According to Mercom’s sources in the court, the Madras High Court ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Use of Mislabeled Imported Panels in DCR Projects to be Penalized

Use of Mislabeled Imported Solar Panels in DCR Projects to be Penalized

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order stating that project developers will be penalized for the utilization of imported solar modules to develop projects under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

Longi Interview: Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

The ongoing anti-dumping investigation has domestic manufacturers wondering about their fates. As the country looks toward a greener future with an expansion of the renewable energy sector in coming years, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

Update: Solar Module Misclassification Issue at Ports Only Partially Resolved

The solar module misclassification issue at ports is not fully resolved yet according to Mercom findings. The 7.5 percent (plus cess) duty has still not been eliminated but the government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Enphase Energy Opens Indian R&D Center in Bangalore

Enphase Energy Opens Indian R&D Center in Bangalore

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and microinverter supplier, opened its first Indian research and development (R&D) center in Bangalore, Karnataka, on December 3, 2017. “I am pleased to ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
DGAD Examines 17 Suppliers

Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties Examines 17 Suppliers from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has sampled the solar modules and cells exported by 17 companies from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia as part ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Modules

Enphase Energy and Waaree Energies Join Forces to Develop AC Modules in India

Enphase Energy, a US-based solar microinverter company, and Waaree Energies, an Indian module manufacturer and engineering procurement construction (EPC) company, have formed a partnership to develop AC solar modules for ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Solar Component

MNRE Issues New Order to Crackdown on Solar Component Quality

As solar project developers look to procure the cheapest possible components to bid at the lowest tariff in auctions, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Better Energy Tata Power Solar Huawei Partnership

Better Energy Teams up with Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies for 1 GW of Solar

Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies have entered into new supplier and partnership agreements with Better Energy, a Danish company, to develop 1 GW of solar in by 2020. "Better ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Energy Efficiency Services Limited Tenders 200 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

Energy Efficiency Services Limited Tenders 200 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of the Public-Sector Units of Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has tendered 200 MW of solar to ...
DCR Category to Officially End in December 2017

DCR Category to Officially End in December 2017

The United States and India have agreed that December 14, 2017 will be the last day for domestic content requirement (DCR) category. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Article ...
Where Are We With GST

BREAKING NEWS – It’s Official: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Confirms 5 Percent GST for Solar

India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, confirmed a solar GST rate of 5 percent at the 15th meeting of the GST Council held today. This official clarification ends a week of ...
GST

Revenue Secretary Says Solar Module GST Rate To Be 5 Percent

The Revenue Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Hasmukh Adhia, has tweeted that “all solar equipments and its parts would attract 5 percent GST only.” He has given statements ...
rooftop

Surana Solar Wins Bid to Develop 5 MW of Rooftop Solar in Andhra Pradesh

Surana Solar, a solar project developer and module manufacturer, has announced that it has won bids to develop 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in Kakinada City, Andhra Pradesh. Bids ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

In the 11 months from April to February in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $2.61 billion (~Rs.175.7 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, according ...
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Declining Module Prices Come Just in Time for Indian Solar Project Developers

Declining Module Prices Come Just in Time for Indian Solar Project Developers

Swift decline in module prices over the last three to four months is the single most important positive event for the Indian solar sector. The project development landscape has changed ...
/ / Modules, Solar