Fresh blow for PV with 18% GST rate

The decision to tax the ‘service’ provided to solar developers at the full rate comes days after the Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s imposition of a 25% safeguarding duty on Chinese and Malaysian panels.

Trina Solar launches India’s first PV residential kit

Chinese PV manufacturer, Trina Solar today launched its TrinaHome product in New Delhi. It is India’s first solar residential home kit. While it is currently imported from China, the goal is to assemble it locally, in the coming months.

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Solar-Log makes debut in India

German solar monitoring company SDS has announced a strategic partnership with developer iPLON India. The established Solar-Log system will help India’s drive to raise quality standards in PV.

Greenko calls off plan to buy Orange Renewable

Hyderabad-based renewable energy major Greenko Group has abandoned plans to buy AT Capital-backed Orange Renewable.

Industry reacts to 25% duty; developers to cough up extra $ 72 million

From cheer to gloom, the Indian solar industry has had mixed reactions to the Supreme Court’s interim order lifting the stay on imposition of 25% safeguard duty on imported solar cells and modules.

India’s Supreme Court allows imposition of 25% duty on solar imports – reports

In a significant move, which will greatly impact India’s solar industry, the country’s Supreme Court has reportedly given the go-ahead for the government to impose 25% safeguard duties on imports of PV cells and modules. The levy will be effective July 30, 2018.

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India’s first solar bike track corridor to open next March

India’s first solar bicycle track corridor, which is set to generate around 6 MW of clean power daily, is scheduled to be operational in March 2019. Covering 12 km, the corridor will stretch from Mubarka Chowk to Wazirabad in New Delhi’s Outer Ring Road.

500 MW Gujarat solar tender oversubscribed 4 times

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)’s re-tender of the annulled 500 MW grid-connected solar PV tender has been oversubscribed by almost four times. Technical bids aggregating 1,925 MW have been submitted against the tendered capacity of 500 MW.

MNRE proposes shorter commissioning time for solar projects

To meet its 100 GW solar target by 2022, India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed shortening the commissioning period for solar projects.

Government focuses on PV quality concerns

The award of the nation’s first solar project quality certificate may signal a renewed determination by the federal authorities to crack down on low-quality panels – with Far Eastern imports firmly in their sights.

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