Category Archives: Cells & Modules

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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Power loss due to soiling on solar panel: A review

The power output delivered from a photovoltaic module highly depends on the amount of irradiance, which reaches the solar cells. Many factors determine the ideal output or optimum yield in a photovoltaic module. However, the environment is one of the … Continue reading

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Piyush Goyal stays clear of issue of anti-dumping levy on solar gear

Staying clear of the demand for imposition of anti-dumping duty on solar equipment imports, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the ministry concerned will take an appropriate decision on the matter. “I am minister for renewable energy. I am focusing in … Continue reading

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Local solar panel makers may help save US $42 billion: KPMG

A sustainable manufacturing policy for the solar panel industry could help save USD 42 billion in forex outgo by 2030, according to a KPMG report and the Indian Solar Manufacturers’ Association (ISMA). The ISMA also called for continued government support … Continue reading

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India-US solar issue: WTO sets up dispute panel

The WTO has set up a dispute settlement panel to examine a complaint by the US against India’s domestic content requirements under the country’s solar power programme, Parliament was informed today. “Since the consultations could not result into satisfactory outcome, … Continue reading

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WTO Tells US To Reconsider Solar Panel Tariffs

In a move that many in the solar industry applauded, a World Trade Organization panel found that the US government overstepped its bounds when it imposed tariffs on solar panels and other goods from China. New Hampshire — Yesterday the World … Continue reading

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Solar Cell Efficiency Rises By 30% Through Singlet Fission

Scientists were pretty excited when they discovered you could convert light energy directly into electricity by capturing photons in semiconductors, exciting them into “excitons” (bound electron with negative charge and hole with positive), and capturing the resultant current through electrodes. … Continue reading

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