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PM Modi stresses on setting up vertically integrated solar supply chain

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on developing a complete ecosystem for manufacturing of solar equipment in the country. The PM was chairing a meeting to review the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s work. Modi said developing the ecosystem...

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Solar power equipment manufacturers need interest subvention: Industry body

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

Domestic solar power equipment manufacturers need interest subvention to stay competitive in the market and enjoy level playing field against foreign firms, according to National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI). "Interest subvention will encourage the industry and...

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Govt may extend safeguard duty on Chinese solar power equipment

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

The government is planning to extend the safeguard duty imposed on imported solar power equipment from China, sources said. Domestic solar equipment manufacturers have met Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and suggested the duty be retained. This comes at a...

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Government to announce 30% subsidy to milk farmers, co-ops in bid to go solar

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2019

The government is planning to shift the country’s entire milk sector to solar energy—from farmers onward to processors—through an upfront subsidy of 30%. A policy, in the works, will be...

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Solar Energy Corporation of India invites expression of interest for 20 GW solar PV unit

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 20, 2017

Taking a step ahead in domestic manufacturing of solar equipment, the government has floated a document to gauge the market's interest in setting up 20 GW solar PV manufacturing facility in...

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China’s LONGi plans solar equipment manufacturing facility in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 14, 2017

LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd may become the first Chinese company to set up a solar equipment manufacturing facility in India, according to two people aware of the development....

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Piyush Goyal rules out review of 5 per cent GST on solar equipment

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

Amidst reports that there is still lack of clarity on the 5 per cent goods and services tax (GST) levy on solar equipment, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reiterated that there is no ambiguity as the government is very clear on the issue.

"There is no question of...

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NTPC’s auxiliary power may be sourced from domestic solar equipment

By : sustainabilityo..., May 22, 2017

Despite facing flak at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the domestic content requirement clause in the National Solar Mission, the government is still looking at means to aid the solar...

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China’s top solar module maker GCL-Poly Energy eyes India

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 22, 2017

China’s largest solar equipment maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd plans to invest in India, attracted by the nation’s emerging green economy.


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