India’s Solar Power Tariffs May Fall After US’ Paris Accord Exit

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India’s solar power tariffs may decline further as a result of US’s recent withdrawal from the Paris climate deal done by President Donald Trump.

Several manufacturers, developers and analysts are of the view that Chinese manufacturers may further cut their solar module prices to drive the Indian sales as they may not have a significant market in the US anymore, as LiveMint reported.

Of a solar power project’s total cost, modules account for 60 per cent and their prices have fallen by 26 percent in 2016 alone.

With an expectation of a slowdown in green energy in the US, China’s solar equipment makers may adopt competitive pricing for driving demand.

“In order to support demand, China stepped in and launched a major programme in 2014-15 due to which it added a record 35 GW of capacity. This is expected to come down this year. There will be a huge capacity that Chinese manufacturers will have to deal with this year. It will further drive down prices with solar power tariffs in India expected to go below the Rs 2 per unit mark,” said the chief executive of a solar power firm which participated in the recent solar auction rounds in India.



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