Cheaper Chinese solar imports hit local companies

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Indian solar module makers are struggling to stay in business as the price differential with imports has widened to 10-12%, prompting developers to opt for overseas supplies and stunting government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. Nearly all major domestic players such as IndosolarBSE -0.41 %, Tata PowerBSE 0.22 % Solar, Adani Group, Jupiter Solar and state-run […]

Solar power company moves High Court against import duty

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Acme Cleantech Solutions, a solar power developer, has petitioned the Madras High Court against a move by customs officials at Chennai port to charge import duty on panels and modules, which were previously exempt from the levy. In its petition filed on November 24, Acme said it had been importing solar panels and modules for […]

XinFin finances solar plant using Blockchain technology

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A Singapore-based Block-chain Technology Company, XinFin, which focused on international trade and finance across the globe, recently demonstrated the financing of a solar plant using their hybrid blockchain technology. Speaking at the Confer Global Blockchain Technology Summit, Sameer Dharap, Vice-President – Blockchain Applications and Karan Bharadwaj, CTO of XinFin revealed how project contracting and financing […]

Goa unveils solar power policy

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  The Goa Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-awaited Solar Power Policy, under which the State expects to generate 150 MW of solar power by 2021, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here. Parrikar, who chaired the Cabinet meeting, also said the policy would come into force by the end of current financial year. “Lot of […]

Uncertainty of antidumping duties

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Existing solar energy projects and bidders for new ones must be insulated from the uncertainty of antidumping duties on import of cheap cells and modules to keep their cost calculations intact, minister of power, new and renewable energy RK Singh said. “Whatever the ministry of commerce may decide, they may decide but our only request, […]

‘Vision is to make 200-MW solar power in airport’

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The civil aviation ministry is envisioning to generate 200-MW of solar power at airports in the country, as a part of the initiative to go green. The target is to achieve the 200 MW in five to six years across the Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports, civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said. Mr […]

DNA Edit: Solar grid diplomacy

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India scored another brownie point on the environmental diplomacy front with the concretisation of the legal framework of the International Solar Alliance, a comity meant exclusively for those countries which lie between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. India has much to gain from this association given that a number of nations that do not […]

Captive solar power plant to be installed in Varsity

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The Manomaniam Sundaranar University has decided to instal in its campus a captive solar power plant at a cost of Rs five crore, Vice-Chancellor K Baskar said today. The state governor Banwarilal Purohit would lay the foundation stone for the one megawatt solar photovoltaic plant tomorrow, he told reporters here. Source