Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Following the escalated border tension between India and China, the security checks at the ports are going on in full swing. Imported equipment and parts are being checked for malware, ...
NTPC Plans to Procure Over 2 GW of Solar Modules in Bulk, Asks Global Vendors to Enlist

NTPC Plans to Procure Over 2 GW of Solar Modules in Bulk, Asks Global Vendors to Enlist

NTPC Limited has invited applications globally to enlist vendors to procure solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. The tentative capacity for the procurement of solar PV modules in the current financial year ...
Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 20,000 Solar Pumps

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender for the installation of 20,000 solar irrigation pumps in the state. The tender calls for 12,200 solar pumps ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
China Proposes to Streamline Solar Manufacturing Expansion

China Proposes to Streamline Solar Manufacturing Expansion

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a draft that proposes several guidelines for the manufacturing capacity of solar components in the country. China is the ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s solar imports fell by 77% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2020 with $151 million (~₹10.8 billion) compared to $650 million (₹45.8 billion) ...
Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

The Indian government has introduced several protectionist policies in the recent past to boost domestic manufacturing in the solar sector. Some of these measures include the anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, ...
BHEL to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government undertaking, has invited bids to manufacture and supply 12 million units of solar cells. The last date for the submission of bids ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, asking him to direct the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ...
BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 15 MW Project in Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 15 MW Project in Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued an operation and maintenance (O&M) services tender for a 15 MW solar project at Charanka solar park in Gujarat. The project belongs to ...
JA Solar Achieves Record 525 W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar Achieves Record 525W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar, a Beijing-based solar module manufacturer, announced that it had achieved the power output of record 525W for its high-efficiency solar modules under standard testing conditions. This latest achievement ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Waaree, Adani, Risen Largest Suppliers of Solar Modules in CY 2019

Waaree, Adani, Risen Largest Suppliers of Solar Modules in CY 2019

Waaree Energies, Adani Solar, and Risen Energy emerged as the top three suppliers of solar modules in India in terms of shipments in the calendar year (CY) 2019. These three ...
CEL Seeks to Empanel Authorized Solar Dealers

CEL Seeks to Empanel Authorized Solar Dealers

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) to empanel authorized solar dealers (AD-Solar). The last date for the submission of bids is September 30, ...
Mercom Reveals India’s Solar Market Leaders in CY 2019

Mercom Reveals India’s Solar Market Leaders in CY 2019

Mercom India Research has released a data report, India Solar Market Leaderboard 2020, which reveals the solar industry market leaders that emerged during the calendar year (CY) 2019. The report features ...
As Solar Industry Faces COVID-19 Challenge, ALMM Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020

As Solar Industry Faces COVID-19 Challenge, ALMM Deadline Extended to September 30, 2020

Due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevalent situation because of the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with the approval of ...
MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

Amid ongoing confusion in the solar industry over the imposition of basic customs duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids to manufacture and supply 12 million units of 156.75 mm multicrystalline solar cells with five busbars and 4.62Wp. The cells should ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Imports Declined, Exports Surged in 2019

Solar Imports Declined, Exports Surged in 2019

In the calendar year (CY) 2019, India imported solar cells and modules worth $2.17 billion, a drop of almost 16% compared to CY 2018. In CY2018, the Indian solar sector ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Government-Owned Solar Cell and Module Manufacturer CEL Up for Sale

Government-Owned Solar Cell and Module Manufacturer CEL Up for Sale

The government of India has invited an expression of interest (EoI) for the proposed disinvestment of 100% shareholding in Central Electronics Limited (CEL). The last date for the submission of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Large Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay Hefty Application Fee for ALMM

Large Solar Module Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay a Hefty Fee for ALMM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the compulsory requirements of registration for solar manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Basic Customs Duty to be Levied on Imported Solar Cells and Modules for Now

No Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules for Now

The basic customs duty on the import of solar cells and modules into the country will remain 'zero', for now, an official of the Ministry of Finance confirmed to Mercom ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Takes Stock of Insurance Products in Domestic Solar Market

MNRE Takes Stock of Insurance Products in Domestic Solar Market

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a circular stating it has held talks with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, and the Insurance Regulatory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REIL Invites Bids for 1.3 Million Domestically Made Multicrystalline Solar Cells

REIL Invites Bids for 1.3 Million Domestically Made Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), Jaipur, a government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has invited bids from Indian manufacturers to supply multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The last date for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

India’s solar imports declined significantly in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2019. Solar modules and cells worth $399 million (~₹27.75 billion) were imported by India in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India_ LONGi Solar Interview

Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India: LONGi Solar Interview

The introduction of passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) cell technology has markedly increased the efficiency of monocrystalline cells, making them an economically attractive option for many projects. However, the use ...
MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power projects. The MNRE has called for comments, suggestions, and opinions from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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