Solar Components exempted from Duty in India Indian solar producers who have been decimated by the severe global oversupply and price fall, have finally something to cheer about. The finance minister in his budget has granted excise duty exemption to imports of parts used in manufacture of solar panels. Copper wire, glass and EVA sheet [...]

Environmental Goods Agreement The Environmental Goods Agreement is being negotiated by 14 countries/regions with annual traded value of over $1 trillion, to bring an end to the numerous wars that have broken out between different countries. Solar modules are also part of the 54 goods that are part of this agreement. Most regions are promoting [...]

Solar Module prices slash Solar module prices are declining sharply in global markets as the US-China anti–dumping tussle has led to stagnating demand and a build-up in inventory. Module prices have gone down to as low as 55c/watt from around 60-62c/watt, while solar cell prices are down to 35c/watt from around 40c/watt. Taiwanese companies are [...]

After the whole roar of US Chinese solar trade wars, the World Trade Organization (WHO) has pointed out that US has violated certain rules of international trading in fixing the duties. As a result of which, US needs to revise the duties so as to be in conformity with international rules of trading. USA had [...]

Baramati Solar Project After Gujarat and Rajasthan, Maharashtra is all set to become the next solar hub for India. Welspun Energy plans to construct a 50 MW solar plant called Baramati Solar Project in the Pune district of Maharashtra, under a PPP with Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd (Mahagenco). Welspun has agreed to bear [...]

Residential solar rooftop systems are proliferating in USA and Australia and 10% of all rooftops in Australia already boast of a rooftop solar system. But almost all systems are connected to the grid without energy storage. They have to rely on the electricity grid during the times when the sun is not shining. This has [...]