Category Archives: Solar Policy

AN OVERVIEW OF BEHIND-THE- METER SOLAR-PLUS-STORAGE PROGRAM DESIGN: WITH CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDIA

Executive Summary Indian consumers have been deploying behind-the-meter generation (predominantly diesel backup, and, more recently, photovoltaic) and storage systems (predominantly lead-acid and other kinds of batteries as uninterrupted power supplies) by the millions for decades (Jaiswal et al. 2017; Seetharam … Continue reading

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Solar Risk Assessment: 2019 – Quantitative Insights from the Industry Experts

Introduction “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” – American Statistician W. Edwards DemingRarely does a single investment yield both significant social and financial benefit. In this way, solar is unique: this rapidly growing asset class offers the promise … Continue reading

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MNRE clarifies in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells

Press Information Bureau Government of India ****  MNRE clarifies in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells Decision expected to give boost to domestic manufacturing of solar cells in India New Delhi, 21st October, 2019 In a major decision that … Continue reading

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UPERC (Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants) Regulations, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as CRE Regulations, 2019).

These Regulations shall apply to: All the Generating Stations based on Captive generation, renewable sources of generation and co-generation, existing prior to 01.04.2019 in the State of Uttar Pradesh as on the date of notification of these Regulations. Generation based … Continue reading

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Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA

New Delhi: Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. The association put its demand during a public hearing … Continue reading

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MNRE revises BIS Quality Control (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had notified the above mentioned Quality Control (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017 vide Government of India Gazette notification No. 2561 dated 5th September 2017. As per this notification … Continue reading

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Initiation of Antidumping investigation concerning imports of “Solar Cells whether or not assembled partially or fully in modules or Panels or on glass or some other suitable substrates” originating in or exported from China PR, Taiwan and Malaysia.

F.No. 6/30/2017-DGAD : Indian Solar Manufactures Association (hereinafter referred to as the petitioner) has filed an application before the Designated Authority (hereinafter also referred to as the Authority) in accordance with the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, as amended from time … Continue reading

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GST may push up cost of solar power projects

The goods and services tax may increase solar energy project costs by 12%-18% and generation costs by 40-50 paise per unit, some industry leaders said, although the government said the new taxation regime won’t have much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Yet another record low for solar power tariffs in India at Rs 2.44 per unit

“Latest solar power auction at Bhadla Solar Park 3 sets new record with electricity tariff of Rs 2.44/unit,” Goyal tweeted on Friday.  Solar power tariffs in India have fallen to a new record low of Rs 2.44 per unit in … Continue reading

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Solar power tariff continues free fall; hits new low of Rs 2.62 a unit

Phelan Energy Group and Avaada Power Private Limited have bagged 50 MW and 100 MW respectively at Rs 2.62 per unit while SBG Cleantech – a joint venture between SoftBank, Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn has bagged 100 MW at Rs … Continue reading

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