The leading automation equipment supplier installed 15 GW of module manufacturing lines worldwide in 2016, where 1.2 GW is installed in India.
Last week’s Renewable Energy India exhibition was a busy, bustling affair that highlighted the rude health and impressive energy of India’s solar sector. There are still many hurdles to overcome, however, if India is to develop its own domestic manufacturing industry.
The standing committee on energy, comprising members of the lower and upper assembly of the parliament, and the secretariat, has released a report recommending vital changes to boost India’s National Solar Mission of 100 GW by 2022.
PID in India: In the cost-conscious Indian solar sector, ensuring reliable power output should be the number one priority. However, an example of one solar farm suffering from the ill-effects of under-performing modules, installation malpractice and unsatisfactory maintenance shows how corner cutting from the outset is more damaging in the long run.
All solar goods manufactured, stored for sale, imported, sold or distributed should fulfill specified quality standards and bear the Indian Standard Mark, says the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Country’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping states that it has identified a causal link between dumping and injury of Indian firms, enough to warrant the initiation of the investigation.
The Indian manufacturer is reported to have completed a fully automatic solar module manufacturing plant in Sangareddy district of the Indian state of Telangana.
The Indian industrial conglomerate is currently planning to build a 150 MW vertically integrated PV panel manufacturing facility.
The Indian Ministry of Finance has imposed an antidumping duty on tempered glass imported from China in the range from $64.04 to $136.21 per metric ton.
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