Category Archives: PV

Govt amends solar bidding norms, developers can now pass on duty hike

The government has amended solar bidding norms, allowing developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms, ending the industry’s apprehensions about likely impact of possible anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported equipment. … Continue reading

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MNRE revises BIS Quality Control (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had notified the above mentioned Quality Control (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017 vide Government of India Gazette notification No. 2561 dated 5th September 2017. As per this notification … 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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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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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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KERC Sets New Benchmark Tariff of Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh for Grid Connected Large-Scale Solar Projects for FY2017-18

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh as the benchmark tariff for grid-connected large-scale solar projects for financial year (FY) 2017-18. The new benchmark tariff will be applicable to all new grid-connected MW-scale solar PV projects entering … Continue reading

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