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  • 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...

  • Adoption of new bidding guidelines slowing down tenders

    There has been a significant lull in announcement of utility scale solar tenders from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). It has announced only one tender – Bhadla 750 MW – this year in c...

  • SAUBHAGYA scheme, old wine in new bottle

    The Government of India has launched SAUBHAGYA scheme for providing universal electricity access to all households in India by March 2019. The government estimates that there are 46 million unelect...

  • Changing demand-supply landscape in the Indian solar market

    The Indian solar market is being tested to its limits. GST has increased execution costs. Module prices have shot up when bidders were factoring in another 20% price decline by the end of this year...

  • First utility scale storage project in India takes off

    NLC India Limited, a government of India owned coal mining company, recently completed auction for a 20 MW solar project integrated with 28 MWh storage capacity in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This i...

  • Wind joins pricing race with solar

    Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) completed a 1,000 MW wind project auction last week. Tariffs fell to a new low of INR 2.64 (US¢ 4)/ kWh. Winning bidders include ReNew (INR 2.64, 250 MW), O...

  • Renewable developers line up for public offerings

    Acme Solar and Sembcorp have announced plans to access capital markets for raising equity capital. Acme has filed preliminary papers for an INR 22 bn (USD 336 mn) initial public offering (IPO) with...

  • US trade case resonates in India

    The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has unanimously agreed that solar imports have caused “serious injury” to local manufacturers. Suniva and SolarWorld are calling for duties of US¢ 40/ ...

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