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India can’t match Gulf region’s record-low PV tariffs

India’s solar tariffs are some of the lowest in the world, but they’re almost double the Gulf region’s tariffs.

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Indian developers demand deferral of customs duty on PV panels

India’s Solar Power Developers Association said that the one-year safeguard duty extension has already driven up capital costs. Any additional tariff barriers would jeopardize the Indian government’s “100 GW by 2022” target, it claimed.

Indian state of Gujarat launches 110 MW PV tender

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate 110 MW of grid-connected solar power plants at several substations operated by Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited. Bidding closes on September 16.

India added just 351 MW of solar in Q2

Pandemic-related disruptions hit solar project construction in the second quarter, according to Bridge To India. Activity will likely rebound over the coming quarters, with 4,720 MW expected to be commissioned in the second half.

Indian coal tar company enters battery business

Epsilon Carbon has commissioned a new production facility to manufacture synthetic graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. It plans to invest US$70 million over the next five years to increase the plant’s capacity to 50,000 tons.

Indian manufacturers request duties on PV imports

India imported $1.3 billion worth of solar cells and modules from China in fiscal 2019-20, but domestic manufacturers are now demanding a level playing field to compete against cheaper imports.

Modi loosens the purse strings to help India’s struggling state utilities

Covid-19 hits to demand and bill payment collection have worsened the plight of the nation’s already debt-crippled power distribution companies, prompting the government to order an exceptional relaxation of lending limits.

India could add 2.5 GW of big solar in second half

Some 1 GW of utility scale project capacity was added to the end of June.

India’s PV capacity tops 37 GW

Newly installed PV capacity for the second quarter was just 205 MW. This compares to around 1.5 GW a year earlier.

Tender launched for 279 MW of solar in India’s Maharashtra state

Bids are invited to install solar power generating systems ranging from 2 MW to 10 MW at various locations in Maharashtra. Bidding closes on September 25.

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