Category Archives: Solar

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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RE100 Progress and Insights Report, January 2018

APPROACHING A TIPPING POINT: how corporate users are redefining global electricity markets SIGNIFICANT RE100 GROWTH – 122leadingcompanieshavecommittedtosourcing 100% renewable electricity. – Their collective electricity demand is over 159 terawatt hours per year (TWh/yr) – this is more than enough to power … Continue reading

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Global Market Outlook For Solar Power / 2017 – 2021

Welcome to SolarPower Europe’s Global Market Outlook 2017 – 2021. This Global Market Outlook is special for various reasons: in response to the rapid developments in the solar sector it contains much more information than last year’s edition. It was … Continue reading

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Directorate General Recommends 70% Provisional Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

Preliminary Findings Solar Cells 05.01 Safeguard Duty In a preliminary finding, the Directorate General of Safeguards Customs and Central Excise has recommended a 70 percent safeguard duty on solar cells imported from China and Malaysia for a period of 200 … Continue reading

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Government unlikely to scrap customs duty on import of solar panels

Plea by MNRE secretary to give duty relief to solar power developers turned down at a meeting of government stakeholders. BENGALURU: The government appears to have turned down a plea by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to … Continue reading

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UPERC Adopts Renegotiated Tariff of ₹7.02 for Solar Projects Tendered in 2015-16

The Uttar Pradesh Renewable Energy Commission (UPERC) has adopted a renegotiated tariff of ₹7.02 (~$0.11)/kWh as the new tariff for solar projects tendered in financial year 2015-16. This is negatively affecting 215 MW of grid-connected solar projects and hampering the … Continue reading

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Solar power developers flouting domestic content norms may face penal action

India plans to penalize solar power firms that are using foreign equipment in projects awarded on the basis that they would only use locally made solar panels and cells As solar panels account for nearly 60% of a solar power … Continue reading

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