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
No Update on ALMM Extension, Inspection Fee for Solar Manufacturing Enlistment Reduced

No Update on ALMM Extension, Inspection Fee for Solar Manufacturing Enlistment Reduced

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the existing provisions for enlistment under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). According to the notification, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
First Solar To Sell 10 GW of its US Solar Project Platform to Leeward Renewable Energy

First Solar To Sell 10 GW of its US Solar Project Platform to Leeward Renewable Energy

First Solar, a U.S.-based solar panels manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy to sell its utility-scale solar project platform of around 10 GWac. The transaction will be ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

The cost of solar power has declined 90% over the past two decades, and it is expected to go down another 15% to 25% in the upcoming decade, Wood Mackenzie ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: India and Uzbekistan Sign MoU for Solar Energy Cooperation

Daily News Wrap-Up: India and Uzbekistan Sign MoU for Solar Energy Cooperation

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uzbekistan for cooperation in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Module Manufacturer Websol Reports 21.3% Rise in Revenue in Q3 of FY 2021

Solar Module Manufacturer Websol Reports 21.3% Rise in Revenue in Q3 of FY 2021

The Kolkata-based solar cells and modules manufacturer, Websol Energy Systems, has announced the financial results for the third quarter (Q3) of the financial year 2021 (FY21). The company reported a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ TresMoto a Smart EV Startup Backed by Shell Raises Seed Funding

Daily News Wrap-Up: Bengaluru-based Smart EV Startup TresMoto Raises Seed Funding

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 23.01% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Vikram Solar Commissions a 10 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vikram Solar Commissions a 10 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Vikram Solar, a solar module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider, has commissioned a 10 MW solar project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers_ Mercom Webinar

Developers Prefer String Inverters for Bifacial Modules With Trackers: Mercom Webinar

Mercom hosted a webinar to discuss how solar inverter technologies impact project performance. The webinar shed light on the technological trends pushing the market and how Indian developers decide which ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

Kerala State Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Modules for a 2 MW Solar Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar power project. The last date to submit ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ PM Modi to Inaugurate the Third Edition of RE-INVEST on November 26

Daily News Wrap-Up: PM Modi to Inaugurate the Third Edition of RE-INVEST on November 26

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, will inaugurate the virtual edition of the third Global Renewable Energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
JA Solar Interview

Shortage of Solar Modules Likely to Continue Until First Half of 2021: Interview

2020 has been a difficult year. As the year draws to an end, the world is still dealing with challenges posed by the pandemic. For the Indian solar industry, this ...
Solar Glass Shortage Widens Demand-Supply Gap in China's Module Market (1)

Solar Glass Shortage Widens Demand-Supply Gap in China’s Module Market

A new report by SolarZoom highlights the demand-supply gap in the Chinese solar module market due to the ongoing shortage of solar glass used in the manufacturing of solar modules ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (1)

Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation

The deadline for implementing the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) has passed, and the industry is still in limbo. There's no update yet on the new deadline as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar