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Solar industry gets more time to submit responses for safeguard duty review

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

Domestic producers, importers and also foreign producers have until May 11 to submit their responses to the questionnaire posed by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry as it probes the need for continuing with the...

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MNRE asks stakeholders for strict compliance of ALMM Order for solar PV modules, cells

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Tuesday reiterated that all stakeholders involved in lending to the sector align their activities in order to strictly comply with its January 2019 Order regarding Approved List of Models & Manufacturers (ALMM) for solar...

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MNRE extends ALMM enlistment date for solar cell and module manufacturers

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

Solar cell and module manufacturers now have additional six months—until September 30, 2020—to get enlisted with the MNRE’s Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). Only products and companies making to the list will be eligible for a wide range of government-backed...

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Coronavirus outbreak has hit solar power industry hard: Vikram Solar CEO

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak that has halted economic activity in China, a major global supplier of solar cells and modules, has impacted the solar power industry hard through supply chain disruptions, Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vikram Solar told...

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Indian Solar Imports From China Down 40% In Three Years

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

India has witnessed a sharp fall in the value of solar cells and modules imported from China between April 2017 and March 2019, the government has revealed. The decline is the direct result of safeguard duties imposed by the Indian government in 2018. Minister of new and...

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DGTR initiates review of safeguard duty on solar cells

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

The commerce ministry's DGTR has initiated a probe whether to continue with the imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells following an application made by domestic companies for the same. An application for review and extension of safeguard duty for four more years has been...

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MNRE reduces effective custom duty back to zero after increment in Budget

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Following the Union Budget announcement that photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules would now incur customs duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) clarified that the effective basic custom duty would be zero. The Budget had a provision that levied a 20 per cent...

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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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India and Germany to Collaborate on Development of Solar Projects

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India and Germany will collaborate on Mumbai Metro and solar energy projects as part of bilateral cooperation in energy and urban development sectors, a senior official with Germany’s Ministry of Economic Cooperation has said. Talking to reporters here, Director General (...

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India is expected to touch 260GW renewable energy capacity by 2024

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2019

According to an official, India is expected to achieve a renewable energy capacity target of 260 gigawatt by 2024. India’s renewable power capacity soared by almost 150 percent in the last five...

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