Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Month in a Minute: Notable Renewable Energy and Solar News from India in November 2018

November 2018 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. Indian solar imports spiked considerably in the third quarter (Q3) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the latest ...
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India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

Recently India and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu conducted consultations at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) upon the levy of 25 percent safeguard duty on ...
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After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty

After Malaysia, Taiwan Seeks Consultation with India at WTO Over Solar Safeguard Duty

As India gets ready to impose 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Taiwan, the Taiwanese delegation at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) has requested consultation with ...
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Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

In a new development, the Malaysian delegation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has requested for consultations with India on the recent imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar ...
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US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

The United States has accepted China’s request to enter consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In its communication to the dispute ...
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China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China has requested the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement body (DSB) for consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In a statement ...
US-South Korea Solar Safeguard Case_ EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand Join Consultations

US-South Korea Solar Safeguard Case: EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand Join Consultations

The United States has agreed to accept the request made by China, the European Union (EU), Malaysia, and Thailand to participate in dispute consultations between the United States and South ...
In a Tit-For-Tat Case WTO Establishes Panel to Resolve India-US Dispute on Renewable Energy

In a Tit-For-Tat Case, WTO Sets Up Panel to Resolve India-US Renewable Energy Dispute

In response to the dispute raised by India against the renewable energy policies of eight American states, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up a panel to resolve the ...
India’s Safeguard Duty Investigation Draws Criticism at WTO

India’s Safeguard Duty Investigation Draws Criticism at WTO

The recommendation to impose safeguard duty on solar imports to India and the ongoing investigation faced criticism at the recently-held meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) safeguard committee. The ...
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US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

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 ...
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 ...
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MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

MNRE Removes DCR Clause from 5 GW Viability Gap Funding Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program to develop 5 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
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U.S. Objects to India’s Request for a Compliance Panel to Resolve the Solar DCR Dispute

US Objects to India’s Request for a Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute

The solar trade dispute between the U.S. and India hit another roadblock recently after the U.S. objected to India’s request to establish a compliance panel to resolve the deadlock.  India ...
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Quick Recap of Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy Sector in January 2018

Quick Recap of Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy Sector in January 2018

The first month of 2018 kickstarted the year with a flood of activity in India’s renewable energy sector, with a series of announcements by government agencies and industry players alike ...
India Seeks Establishment of Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute with U.S.

India Seeks Establishment of Compliance Panel to Resolve Solar DCR Dispute with US

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and India has taken a new turn. New Delhi has now sought the establishment of a compliance panel to resolve the stalemate ...
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Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

The ongoing trade rift between India and the United States over the solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category has been referred to arbitration, but the complexity of the case suggests ...
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Modules can be Sourced from Anywhere for Operation and Maintenance of DCR Category Solar Projects

Modules can be Sourced from Anywhere for Operation and Maintenance of DCR Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory regarding the procurement of modules for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the desired Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) ...
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India Rejects U.S. Claims in DCR Case at WTO

India Rejects US Claims in DCR Trade Case at the WTO

The back and forth between India and the U.S. regarding the protectionist Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) program continues. A month after the U.S. argued that India did not abide by ...
NTPC Annuls 250 MW DCR Auction

NTPC Annuls 250 MW DCR Auction

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has annulled a 250 MW Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category auction, which was held in October 2017. A senior NTPC official confirmed the annulment ...
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December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
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US Says India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case

India Failed to Comply with WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Case: US

In the ongoing saga of the World Trade Organization (WTO) solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) case between the U.S. and India, the U.S. has communicated to the WTO that India ...
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Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline

Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline by 35 Percent in a Year

The tariff for solar projects developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category has declined by 35 percent during the past year as aggressive bidding trend continues. Earlier this month, ...
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7.5 GW CPSU Program Could Be a Game Changer for Indian Domestic Solar Manufacturers

Mercom recently broke the news that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed developing 7.5 GW of solar by 2022 using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules ...
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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 ...
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Mercom Exclusive: Anti-Dumping Petition from Indian Solar Manufacturers Comes at a Crucial Time as Solar Becomes Cheaper than Coal

The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) filed a new anti-dumping petition against solar imports from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia with the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD), Ministry of Trade and ...
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