August 13, 2018

Madras High Court allows solar import release without paying safeguard duty

BENGALURU: In a new twist to the imposition of safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules from July 30, the Madras High Court permitted Shapoorji […]
July 27, 2018

Orissa High Court Issues Temporary Stay on Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

BENGALURU: The Orissa High Court has stayed the imposition of safeguard duty on imported solar panels until August 20 following a petition from leading solar developer […]
June 9, 2018

China’s new solar policy may delay India’s plan to make panels

India may delay its first ever auction to build solar factories after a Chinese decision to withdraw some state support to power projects is seen leading […]
May 11, 2018

Relief for Indian solar producers as government reneges on import duty

Relief for Indian solar producers as government reneges on import duty NEW DELHI: India has scrapped a duty on solar modules, making it easier to import […]
April 18, 2018

India probes dumping of EVA sheets for solar modules by 5 nations

  India has initiated a probe into the alleged dumping of EVA sheets used in solar cell industry, imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea […]
April 7, 2018

Duty on Chinese Imports, GST Slow Solar Growth in India, Says U.N. Report

  India’s imposition of a duty on Chinese solar cells and modules and the levying of a Goods and Services Tax on panels significantly slowed solar […]
March 28, 2018

Indian Railways launches solar powered coach, to draw up solar policy

  Railways has rolled out a non-AC coach of Rewari-Sitapur passenger train lit by solar panels installed on its roof as part of its plan to […]
March 26, 2018

Anti dumping Probe on Solar Cells Terminated

  The commerce ministry’s investigation arm DGAD said on Saturday that it was terminating its anti-dumping probe into the import of solar cells from China, Taiwan […]
March 19, 2018

India’s solar manufacturers facing a ‘make or buy’ dilemma

  The energy sector in India has always been a topic for discussion and debate among experts, observers, analysts, industry players and magnates, besides others. India […]
March 17, 2018

PM Modi to scientists: Can you develop more efficient solar modules?

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted scientists to extend their research from “labs to the land” for the greater benefit of the people and said time was ripe to […]
March 16, 2018

Speed of India’s shift to green energy at par with China & Europe

  India is emerging as a transition force in power generation on par with China and Western Europe. A report by US-based Institute for Energy Economics […]
February 15, 2018

Wind power tariffs stay near record low of ₹ 2.44/unit in SECI auction

  India’s wind power tariffs remained near a record low in an auction conducted by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) which ended late […]
February 13, 2018

Solar dispute: US hardens stand against India at WTO

  The US on Friday ratcheted up pressure on India, blocking a request from New Delhi that calls for allowing a World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance […]
February 10, 2018

JSW plans 250MW of floating solar across India

  JSW Energy, part of Indian conglomerate JSW Group which includes major steel manufacturer JSW Steel, is carrying out engineering works on a 4MW pilot floating […]
February 9, 2018

India’s renewable energy project tendering to be an all-time high in FY18

  In what will be a record offering in a financial year, India is set to tender close to 6,650 Mw of renewable energy projects in […]
February 8, 2018

India investigates dumping of solar glass from Malaysia

  India’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an anti-dumping investigation into imports of textured, tempered glass from Malaysia. The sole petitioner […]
February 6, 2018

Panasonic to begin direct sales of solar cells

  Japan’s technology giant Panasonic has confirmed in its financial results for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, that it is to begin selling solar […]
February 6, 2018

Chinese solar supplier to invest $309 m in India

  One of China’s biggest makers of solar panels on Tueaday said it will invest $309 million to expand manufacturing in India in a move to […]
February 3, 2018

Govt to set up mechanism to buy solar power from people

  Government’ assurance to set up a mechanism to buy surplus solar power from commoners enthused all but the industry expressed concerns over proposed 70 per […]
February 3, 2018

Budget leaves ‘nothing spectacular’ for Indian solar manufacturers

  India’s 2018/19 budget has proposed changing customs duty on imports of solar glass from 5% to 0%, but the overall renewables sector has been largely […]
February 1, 2018

To counter US at WTO, India seeks compliance panel

  To counter the US allegation that India had not complied with the World Trade Organisation’s ruling in the solar panels dispute case, New Delhi has […]