Solar Developers Seek Transparency in DISCOM Payments, Approvals and Grid Curtailment

Solar Developers Seek Transparency in DISCOM Payments, Approvals and Grid Curtailment

In the recent strategic meeting held by the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), the key industry stakeholders deliberated upon major issues affecting the developers ranging from deviation settlement issues to ...
Solar Developers Association Writes to MNRE on Non-Payment of Dues by Telangana DISCOMs

Solar Developers Association Writes to MNRE on Non-Payment of Dues by Telangana DISCOMs

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) regarding the overdue payments from state distribution companies to solar power developers. The ...
GAIL Issues Tender for Operation and Maintenance of a 5 MW Solar Project in Jaisalmer

Delhi High Court Directs GST Council to Review Tax Structure for Solar Projects

After reviewing a petition filed by the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) that challenges the new tax formulation structure for solar projects, a bench of the Delhi High Court has ...
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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Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

It has been almost 6 months since the imposition of safeguard duty on solar imports to India. However, the industry is still clamoring for clarity amid a plethora of problems ...
GST Council Recommends 5% GST for 70% of Solar Project Cost

GST Council Recommends 5% GST Rate for 70% of Solar Project Cost

After waiting for months for clarity on Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates, the GST Council has now given its recommendations on solar power generating projects and other renewable energy ...
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GST Rate 5% or 18%? Solar Sector Continues to Live with Uncertainty

GST Rate 5% or 18%? Solar Sector Continues to Live with Uncertainty

Passed on 1st July 2017, India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax imposed on goods and services, and replaces existing state and central taxes of a similar ...
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India Auctioned 2 GW of Solar Projects in August 2018

Banks Don’t want to be Blamed for not Lending to Solar Projects Due to Risks Taken by Others

It is common knowledge that the solar industry in India has several important issues that need to be resolved for the industry to keep growing. The Ministry of New and ...
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Solar Project Developers Request Government to Reconsider Proposal on Tariff Caps

Solar Project Developers Request Government to Reconsider Proposal on Tariff Caps

Raising concern over the recent proposal by the government to impose caps on solar tariffs, the Solar Projects Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the government cautioning against the move ...
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Solar Developers Request Exemption from Safeguard Duty for Ongoing Projects

Solar Developers Request Exemption from Safeguard Duty for Ongoing Projects

As the ongoing uncertainty around Safeguard Duty imposition looms large over the domestic solar sector, the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the commerce ministry seeking complete exemption of ...
Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Postponement of 4 GW of Solar Tenders

Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Delay of 7 GW of Solar Auctions

The lack of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connectivity is hampering the growth of renewables, especially solar in India. In the past few days, the implementing agencies have postponed bid-submission deadlines ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...