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India solar dumping case reaction: “Tariffs are a half-baked measure”

Rahul Gupta, founder and MD of Indian solar developer Rays Experts tells pv magazine that the anti-dumping case lodged against Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar companies could deliver temporary blow to India’s solar momentum, but in the longer-term it might be best for the sector.

IDFC acquires 190 MW of Indian PV projects from First Solar

The infrastructure fund of IDFC Alternatives has signed an agreement to purchase 190 MW worth of solar PV assets from First Solar Power India, an affiliate of First Solar Group. The projects are located om the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

India: Azure Power to issue $500m solar green bond

The green bond offering will be the first of its kind to be issued in India, and comes via Azure Power’s stated aim to continue promoting and investing in renewable energy in the country.

India energy ministry plans 7.5 GW support program for domestic solar manufacturing

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has initiated the second phase of its CPSU program to provide installation capacity totaling 7.5 GW of solar projects made using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.

India: MAHAGENCO tenders 110 MW of solar

Bids have been invited for 110 MW of grid-connected solar projects in the Indian state of Maharashtra, in two separate tenders with September 26 as the submission deadline.

IRENA: Renewable energy can meet a quarter of India’s energy demand

As India’s energy needs are rising fast, the increased use of renewables in 2030 could save the economy 12 times the installation costs, when reduced environmental and health damage are taken into account, shows International Renewable Energy Agency’s roadmap to 2030, ranking solar as the country’s second largest source of renewable energy.

Chinese module prices rise 10% above forecast, causing problems for India

Growth in the booming Indian solar market, heavily reliant on Chinese modules, could slow as strong Q3 demand for panels in China and the U.S. push up prices and impact Indian firms’ financial modelling.

Quality is an issue in the fast-growing Indian market

Opinion: One of the main challenges for investors in India is to meet competitive pricing while achieving acceptable quality. Prakash Vora, senior director – Operations at Terraform Global India, explains how to ensure quality in India.

ABB to deliver 2 MW storage solution to UK installation, secures India railway contract

The Swiss developer of power electronics and storage solutions for the clean energy sector will install a 2 MW battery to support the 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in the U.K., and has also secured a supply contract to install its solar inverters at 750 Indian railway stations.

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