The proposed safeguard duty would inflate project costs and crank up tariffs, making solar power less attractive to power distribution companies
JAN 31, 2018 SAUMY PRATEEK MARKETS & POLICY, SOLAR
DISCOMs Could Look to Coal if Solar Tariffs Go Over ₹3.50/kWh Because of Safeguard Duty The proposed 70 percent provisional safeguard duty on solar imports, if levied, has the potential to reverse India’s solar growth trajectory and send the wrong signal to the investment community a
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar PV Projects
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 2,000 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country.
The capacity tendered comprises eight projects of 250 MW each. The bid-submission deadline is March 21, 2018.
This is a global tender and the scope of work includes the design, supply, construction, procurement, installa
TUV-SUD has verified LONGi Solar’s P-type monocrystalline PERC module to have a conversion efficiency of 20.41%, a new industry record.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of LONGI Green Energy Technology, the largest monocrystalline wafer producer in the world has reported that TUV-SUD has verified its P-type monocrystalline PERC module to have a conversion efficiency of 20.41%, a new industry record.
PV Tech previously reported that LONGi
'Safeguard duty on imported solar panels to put at risk projects worth Rs 12,000 cr'
Levying of 70 per cent provisional safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules from China and Malaysia, as recommended by the Directorate-General of Safeguards, will put about 3 gigawatt (GW) of solar projects under implementation and worth over Rs 12,000 crore at risk, according to Crisil.
In 2017, around 4GW of solar projects were auctioned and these would be under implementation n
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said India has a strong focus on using renewable energy sources and will achieve its aim of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. He, however, acknowledged India's consumption of petroleum would be high and dependent on oil for some more years.
Speaking at a session on 'The New Energy Equation' at the World Economic Forum 2018, he said that PM Narendra Modi was conscious about India's energy needs and t
Finlay Colville joined Solar Media in June 2015 as head of the new Solar Intelligence activities. Until October 2014, he was vice president and head of solar at NPD Solarbuzz. Widely recognised as a leading authority on the solar PV industry, he has presented at almost every solar conference and event worldwide, and has authored hundreds of technical blogs and articles in the past few years. He holds a BSc in Physics and a PhD in nonlinear photonics.
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