Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

India’s solar future: Domestic first, international second 

The International Solar Alliance signals India’s hope to be a global competitor in emerging technologies and cement its place as an institution builder. But how does India’s vision translate into domestic policy? Has India led by example? 


Waaree lands 300+ MW solar module supply deal

The deal follows 50 MW of orders completed recently for another American developer. Encouraged by the demand, Waaree plans to strengthen its base in the USA by opening a local office in California shortly.

Scaling up solar manufacturing in India

A new study by CEEW Centre for Energy Finance assesses the competitive advantage that China has over India and presents a suite of short-term and long-term interventions required for a globally competitive solar manufacturing sector in India.


Developers want customs duty on solar panels deferred

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) said one-year safeguard duty extension had already resulted in escalated capital costs. Any additional tariff barriers would jeopardize the Government’s ‘100 GW by 2022’ target.


Sprng Energy buys 165 MW of solar modules from China’s Risen 

During the financial year 2019-20, Chinese manufacturer Risen was the second-largest PV module supplier to Indian solar installations, accounting for around 9.9% of the overall shipments.


Loom Solar eyes Rs 100 crore turnover by FY21 

The monocrystalline solar panel and AC module maker, has, on average, achieved a ten times revenue growth year-on-year since its inception. It now aims to generate over Rs 100 crore revenue by the end of FY 2021—a 300% increase within a year. 

Manufacturers want 50% basic customs duty on solar imports

India imported solar cells and modules worth $1.3 billion from China in FY2019-20. Domestic manufacturers have demanded a level playing field to compete against cheaper imports.


REIL seeks 6500 quantities of 330Wp solar modules

Bids are invited from Indian manufacturers to supply polycrystalline solar modules with an efficiency of a minimum 16.75%. Bidding closes on September 3.

Waaree supplies 50 MW solar modules for an American project

The Mumbai-based manufacturer has a 2 GW state-of-the-art solar module manufacturing capacity in Gujarat and is setting up an additional Rs 11-billion modules and cells factory in the state.


New 610 W-plus photovoltaic panels

Chinese PV module maker JinkoSolar unveiled its new 610 W Tiger Pro TR solar modules on Saturday at the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai. Furthermore, bifacial module specialist Jolywood launched the Niwa Super module series, which has a power output ranging from 570 W to 615 W and a reported efficiency of 22.1%.

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