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  • Trade protection for domestic manufacturers is misguided

    While the solar industry anxiously awaits the safeguard duty decision, we have examined the rationale of policies favouring domestic manufacturing in a recent study. We have assessed the complete s...

  • US safeguard duty to have nuanced implications for India

    On 22nd January this year, the US government imposed 30% safeguard duty on imported solar cells and modules. The duty has been imposed for four years but will reduce by 5% every year. First 2.5 GW ...

  • SECI wind 2,000 MW auction – February 2018

    SECI conducted a reverse e-auction for 2,000 MW capacity of wind power projects on 13th February 2018. The developers can set up projects anywhere in India and connect to the national, inter-state ...

  • Energy goes missing from the Union Budget

    The Indian Finance Minister announced budget for the financial year 2018-19 last week. Being this government’s last budget before general elections due in early 2019, the focus was unsurprisingly o...

  • 5 charts to capture 2017

    2017 was an extraordinary year in many ways for the Indian RE sector. The year will be known for record capacity addition, drastic fall in tariffs and start of the new trade investigations by India...

  • Safeguard duty – Indian government scores an own goal

    India’s Director General of Safeguards (DGS) has proposed a provisional duty of 70% for a period of 200 days on solar cells and modules. It has issued its recommendations in a preliminary report, c...

  • Bidding frenzy continues in the renewable sector

    Three major auctions were completed last week – two for solar projects by SECI (Bhadla solar park 500 MW and 250 MW respectively) and one for wind projects by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL, fully...

  • Trade barriers alone unlikely to pole vault domestic manufacturing

    The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duty (DGAD) is currently completing an investigation into imports of solar cells and modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia subsequent to a petit...

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