Category Archives: Renewables

Fresh blow for Indian PV with 18% GST rate verdict

The decision to tax the ‘service’ provided to solar developers at the full rate comes days after India’s Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s imposition of a 25% safeguarding duty on Chinese and Malaysian panels. Hot on the heels of … Continue reading

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Drivers and Challenges for Rooftop Solar Loans toSmall and Medium Enterprises in India

Drivers-and-Challenges-for-Rooftop-Solar-Loans-to-Small-and-Medium-Enterprises-in-India Executive Summary India needs to accelerate the growth of its rooftop solar sector. Of the 40 GW of rooftop solar installations targeted by 2022, the country has only achieved 2 GW to-date. This slow progress may hinder the country’s … Continue reading

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Lowest solar power tariff bid at Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat has equalled the record of fetching the lowest tariff for solar power in India. The reverse e-auction carried out on Monday by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for 500 MW solar power capacity saw two power developers … Continue reading

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Supreme Court allows Safeguard Duty

The decision is an interim order issued by the Supreme Court, according to Bloomberg Quint. The next hearing is scheduled for October. This major ruling puts an end to all uncertainty surrounding the 25% safeguard duty, recommended earlier this year … Continue reading

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PI Berlin examines risks facing PV projects in India

Study finds that “the Indian market is a double-edged sword” The Indian market is one of the most profitable yet risky for project developers and investors in photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale projects of over 100 megawatts (MW) are now common, the … Continue reading

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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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SoftBank, Actis, and CDC Group Companies Win SECI’s 750 MW Solar Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed at the Kadapa Solar Park in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The capacity was tendered by SECI in January 2018 under … Continue reading

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