Safeguard Duty On Solar Panel Import in India The Directorate General of Safeguards, Customs and Central Excise has found a preliminary case of imposing a 70% safeguard duty on the import of solar panels into India. The quantum of the duty is much higher than what would have been dreamed by the petitioners who belong […]

The distorted electricity market in Australia is the biggest factor in the record pace of solar installations being seen in the country. Australia racked up more than 1 GW in solar capacity in 2017 with most of the installation being less than 10 kW in size. Unlike other countries, Australia has built most of its […]

Import Duties On Solar Panels in India The recent fracas between the customs department and the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) may result in an unexpected negative surprise for the solar development community. The customs department had reclassified solar panels in a different customs code which resulted in a 10% overall duty on […]

Solar Energy Prices Lowest in India Stiff competition in India’s solar sector has kept a check on the prices of solar energy with the most recent tender in one of the largest solar parks showing a price of less than USD 4 cents/kWh. Though the prices were around 1% higher than the lowest ever price […]

More Solar Capacity Expansion in China The Chinese solar manufacturers across the value chain are rapidly expanding capacity as the global demand has crossed the 100 GW level and is set to continue to rise given the cost competitiveness of solar energy. With solar energy already the cheapest energy source in many parts of the […]

ADD, GST and PPAs – Dampener in 2017 2017 was an important year for solar in India. The country achieved a historical low tariff of INR 2.44/ unit for solar power and also managed to become the cheapest place to install solar systems in the world. India currently ranks as the sixth largest solar power […]