Government body recommends 25% tariff on Chinese and Malaysian cells and modules

Phased import tariff would fall to 20% 12 months after introduction and 15% for final six months of a proposed two-year period. Industry watchers say the cost of Indian solar energy could rise by up to 30%.

Solar rooftop progress still dismal

India’s solar rooftop sector continues to disappoint with the first quarter of FY 2018-2019 achieving just 155.77 MW against the 1,000 MW EoY target.

750 MW Rewa solar project starts supplying power

The 750 MW Rewa solar power project, one of the world’s largest single-site solar power plants, has started operations.

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Orb Energy to double panel manufacturing, raise $55 million

Bangalore-based Orb Energy is gearing up to double its solar PV panel manufacturing capacity from 60 MW to 120 MW, and aims raise US$55 million by the first quarter of 2019.

Trina Solar the largest PV module supplier to India in 2017

Chinese giant boasted 18% of the Indian market, to be crowned the nation’s top dog for the third consecutive year. Canadian Solar, First Solar, Hanwha Q Cells and JA Solar also enjoyed a big export market from the rising solar power.

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ACME Solar wins 600 MW SECI project at lowest ever Indian tariff

ACME Solar has bagged a 600 MW solar PV project in a reverse auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at a tariff of Rs 2.44 (US$0.036) per unit.

Tata Power commissions 100 MW capacity in Anthapuramu Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), an arm of Tata Power, has commissioned 100 MW of solar capacity at the Anthapuramu Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh, taking its overall renewable capacity to 2,215 MW in India.

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Will the new 50% manufacturing clause pump domestic manufacturing?

All future bids for renewable projects would have at least 50% domestic manufacturing component for developers. The government will also soon make it obligatory for project developers to manufacture storage systems.

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President Elect, GSC talks about new ISA partnership, plans for global solar promotion

In a significant development, two major international solar coalitions – the Global Solar Council (GSC) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) – signed an MoU for the cooperation and collaboration of solar growth in all ISA-member countries. Pranav Mehta from the GSC talks to pv magazine about the move.

India moots world’s largest solar tender – of 100 GW

If implemented, the huge tendering exercise would dwarf anything that has gone before it. Minister explains bidding will also include solar manufacturing and storage elements.

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