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Solar power growth rate loses pace amid safeguard duty chaos

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2018

The pace of solar power capacity addition in the April-June period has dropped sharply after notching rapid growth in four consecutive quarters as recent policy chaos around safeguard duty on...

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Tariffs fall at NTPC's solar auction

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 16, 2018

Tariffs dropped at NTPC’s latest auction of 2,000 MW of solar projects on Tuesday, suggesting that developers have not yet begun factoring in the safeguard duty of 25% imposed on imported solar...

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Finance ministry defers safeguard duty on solar cells in view of court order

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2018

The finance ministry today said that safeguard duty will not be insisted upon on import of solar cells for the "time being" in deference to interim directions passed by the High Court of Orissa...

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SEZ solar units hit by blind spot in safeguard duty

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 9, 2018

Lack of clarity on whether the 25 per cent safeguard duty (SGD) on imported cells and modules will apply to solar manufacturing plants in special economic zones (SEZs), which account for 70 per...

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NTPC asks bidders for additional tariffs for tender floated earlier

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 9, 2018

State-run NTPC has asked solar power developers pre-qualified for a 2,000 MW tender it floated earlier this year to submit additional tariffs reflecting the impact of safeguard duty....

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MP Urja Vikas Nigam extends deadline for rooftop solar bids after safeguard duty

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2018

 Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd today said it has extended the deadline for submission of bids for 33 MWp rooftop solar projects to August 17, 2018, against the backdrop of imposition of...

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MNRE seeks exemption from safeguard duty for current solar power projects

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2018

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has urged the finance ministry to exempt solar power projects under implementation from 25% safeguard duty imposed on imported solar equipment...

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Orissa High Court stays safeguard duty on imported solar panels

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2018

The Orissa High Court has stayed the imposition of safeguard duty on imported solar panels until August 20 following a petition from leading solar developer Acme Solar Holdings opposing it. ...

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Commerce Ministry recommends 25 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 17, 2018

The commerce ministry today recommended imposition of safeguard duty for two years on solar cells imports to protect domestic players from steep rise in the inbound shipments of the product. ...

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Directorate general of trade remedies plans public hearing on solar safeguard duty

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2018

Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), a recently created umbrella authority for trade matters, will hold a public hearing on imposing 70% safeguard duty on imported solar equipment in...

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