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Safeguard Duty Notified for Solar Cells imported into India from China PR and Malaysia

Updated: India’s Ministry of Finance has imposed a 25% safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules from Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China, starting tonight. In keeping with the final recommendations proposed by the Directorate General of Trade … Continue reading

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Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA

New Delhi: Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. The association put its demand during a public hearing … Continue reading

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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 the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. In its order, the … Continue reading

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MNRE Implements Quality Control Measures to Address Low Quality Solar Equipment

Gazette-notification_quality-control-order-of-SPV-Systems-Devices The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has begun implementing a quality control order that requires manufacturers to register with the Bureau of Indian Standards for the use of a “Standard Mark” to comply with the Indian quality … Continue reading

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India energy ministry plans 7.5 GW support program for domestic solar manufacturing

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has initiated the second phase of its CPSU program to provide installation capacity totaling 7.5 GW of solar projects made using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules. India is seeking to protect its … Continue reading

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Benchmark Cost for “Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme” for the year 2017-18

In continuation of this Ministry’s sanction order number 5/23/2009-P&C (Pt. Ill) dated 3rd November  2014 reg. additions/amendments  in the  above  mentioned  scheme,  I am  directed to convey the sanction of the President of India for the revised Benchmark Cost with … Continue reading

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THE TELANGANA STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION Regulations for connectivity with the Grid and sale of electricity from the Roof- top Solar Photovoltaic – Draft

4.1  The distribution licensee shall permit the net metering arrangement to an eligible consumer who has installed or intends to install the grid connected Rooftop Solar PV System in its area of supply on a non-discriminatory and first come first … Continue reading

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