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MNRE recommends imposition of basic customs duty on imported solar cells and modules

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recommended to its commerce and finance counterparts to impose basic customs duty on the imports of solar cells and modules mainly from China. "We have recommended to the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Finance that the...

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Azure Power to invest $3.7 billion to set up 4 GW capacity by 2024-25

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

Solar power producer, Azure Power, is planning to invest about $3.7 billion by the end of financial year 2024-25, the company said in an investor briefing. According to its capex forecast, it will make investment in a range between $2.6 billion and $3.7 billion from 2020-21...

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Maharashtra: Solar power manufacturers seek relaxation in MERC norms

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

An umbrella organization of over 1,000 solar system manufacturers from Maharashtra has sought the help of Centre in relaxing proposed draft regulations of the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC). Maharashtra Solar Sanghthan, the apex body of such manufactures, on...

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Govt forms team to certify facilities of solar power equipment makers

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

India has set up a team to certify all solar power generation equipment makers who want to do business in the world’s largest green energy market. The move aims to boost domestic manufacturing and protect its domestic companies from cheap and sub-standard imports....

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After months of gloom, govt’s mega solar offering soars

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The government’s latest offering of solar power projects based on indigenous kits attracted bids for twice the 1,000 MW capacity offered by state-run SECI (formerly Solar Energy Corporation of India) Ltd on Thursday, marking a revival in investor sentiment as a result of...

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Tata Power bags 105 MW floating solar power project in Kerala

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Tata Power Solar has won the bid for 105 MW floating solar energy project in Kerala. The project will be executed on a reservoir of NTPC at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district of the state, and will be commissioned not later than 21 months, a company statement said. "Floating...

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India should focus on full value chain of solar manufacturing: TERI

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

To achieve India's solar energy target of 100 GW by 2022, India should take up full value chain of solar manufacturing from polysilicon to modules in a phased manner, says a report. In the first...

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Budget 2019: Renewable energy industry gives mixed reaction

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2019

The Interim Budget for 2019-20 has received mixed reactions from the renewable energy industry. 

Renewable energy manufacturing units are dying a slow death...

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Government to re-issue 5 GW of solar manufacturing tender

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2019

The government is planning to re-launch 5 Gigawatt (Gw) of manufacturing-linked solar tender out of the initial 10 GW that had received a single bid. With this, the earlier sole bid received from Azure Power will be ...

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SECI's auction for 5 GW solar manufacturing gets one bidder

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 28, 2018

State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) got poor response to its tender for 5GW/year solar manufacturing here as only one bidder Azure Power turned up for the auction on Thursday. The...

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