Author Archives: Ritesh Pothan

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India

GST Cell in MNRE

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Solar power tariff has hit an all-time low of Rs. 3.47 per unit in Tamil Nadu, TANGEDCO receives bid for 1500 MW

Solar power tariff has hit an all-time low of Rs. 3.47 per unit in Tamil Nadu. The tariff has gone below Rs. 3 per unit in many states, but this is the first time that a prospective investor has bid so … Continue reading

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MAHARASHTRA STATE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION CO. LTD – Implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) in MSEDCL- General Awareness

All  Superintending Engineers, O&M and Civil Circles, MSEDCL. Sub : Implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) in MSEDCL- General Awareness . As we are all aware, the GST will be implemented w.e.f. 1st of July, 2017. Taxes which will … Continue reading

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REVISED GST RATE FOR CERTAIN GOODS [As per discussions in the 16th GST Council Meeting held on 11th June, 2017]

  S. No. Chapter / Heading / Sub- heading / Tariff item Description of goods Earlier GST rate approved by the GST Council Revised GST Rate approved by the GST Council 1. 0506,  0507 90 Bones and horn cores, bone … Continue reading

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GST for Solar at 5%, Govt issues clarification

The government will levy a 5 per cent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, putting an end to confusion about the new taxation policy for the industry after … Continue reading

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GST may push up cost of solar power projects

The goods and services tax may increase solar energy project costs by 12%-18% and generation costs by 40-50 paise per unit, some industry leaders said, although the government said the new taxation regime won’t have much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants a project Developer’s Guide

India is now a hot bed for Solar globally but is quality a casualty in this race for power, use this document by IFC to ensure that quality is paramount or disaster can strike anytime. IFC Solar PV Design Guide 2015 … Continue reading

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