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  • SECI draws strong response to its 2000 MW wind auction

    SECI conducted another e-auction for 2,000 MW of wind power projects on 6 April 2018. Winning bids were INR 2.51 - 2.52/kWh, just marginally higher than the tariffs discovered in the previous 2,000...

  • Surge in tender issuances but uncertainty about allocation remains

    Last three months (Dec 2017-Feb 2018) have witnessed a surge in solar tender issuances with a total of 11 GW of project development tenders. This compares to annual average of just 6 GW over 2016 a...

  • 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...