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Risen reaffirmed as India’s biggest solar module supplier in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

China-based Risen Energy has announced it was recently reaffirmed as India’s leading solar module supplier in 2019 by clean energy consultancy Bridge to India. Risen maintained its leading volume supplier position with the highest market share while accruing over 3.6 GW...

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Basic customs duty on solar modules being planned: MNRE secy

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 20, 2020

To incentivise domestic manufacturing of solar modules and cells, the government is planning to introduce a basic customs duty (BCD) on import of equipment for the sector. The idea is to start with a small duty and gradually raise it to 20%, so that local solar power...

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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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India Imported Solar Equipment Worth $1.18 Bn From China Between April-December

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

India imported solar cells and modules worth USD 1,179.89 million from China in the first nine months — between April and December — of the current financial year (2019-20), union minister of new and renewable energy RK Singh has said. In FY17, FY18, and FY19 India’s solar...

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Solar power projects delayed by coronavirus in China may get relief

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

In a big relief to renewable energy projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will give extra time for the commissioning of power projects that face delays due to squeezing of supply lines from China which is facing deadly spread of coronavirus. On the lines...

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Coronavirus casts a shadow on solar projects

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Power project developers in India, sourcing solar modules from China, plan to declare force majeure on meeting project completion deadlines because of supply disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, multiple people aware of the development said. Chinese vendors have...

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Energy firms cry foul over hike in customs duty on solar equipment

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

Solar power developers in India are crying foul over the government’s move to raise tariffs on imports of green energy equipment such as solar cells and modules in the budget. The step is aimed at driving local manufacturing of such equipment and discouraging low-quality...

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Govt may extend safeguard duty on Chinese solar power equipment

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

The government is planning to extend the safeguard duty imposed on imported solar power equipment from China, sources said. Domestic solar equipment manufacturers have met Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and suggested the duty be retained. This comes at a...

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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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Budget 2019: Industry expectations in the solar power sector

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2019

The Indian solar energy sector has mixed expectations from the upcoming union budget. While a majority of industry stakeholders anticipate tax reduction, better rate of interest, subsidies for...

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