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India to end dependence on imported solar power equipment: PM Modi

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 13, 2020


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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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Companies stay away from solar tender linked to manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2018

A 10 GW solar tender that required power generators to set up equipment manufacturing facility received lukewarm response despite the government raising the ceiling tariff, sparking speculations...

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Solar auctions in Maharashtra & Karnataka put off on lack of bidders

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 21, 2018

In a reversal of the upbeat sentiment prevailing in solar energy last year, two recent solar auctions – one in Maharashtra and the other in Karnataka – have failed to attract enough bidders,...

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70% solar safeguard duty to dampen investor sentiment: Parliamentary Panel

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 14, 2018


A Parliamentary panel has flagged the proposed 70 per cent safeguard duty on solar equipment saying there is no valid ground for it and would affect the viability of existing projects and dampen investor sentiment. 

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy...

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Solar tariffs perk up in latest Karnataka auction

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 5, 2018

Solar tariffs rose sharply from their lowest level in the latest solar auction of 860 MW conducted by Karnataka's...

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Budget 2018 on Renewable Energy: Incentives for farmers to switch to clean power

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 2, 2018

New Delhi: In a move that will help reduce dependence on diesel pumps to irrigate crops, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to offer incentives to farmers to shift to solar...

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Madras High Court stays safeguard duty on solar power equipment

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 22, 2018

The Madras High Court has issued a temporary stay on a preliminary report of the Director General of Safeguards recommending imposition of 70% safeguard duty on imported solar equipment....

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