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Renewable Energy Association Asks MNRE to Inspect Solar Modules Online Amid COVID-19

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 15, 2020

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), asking for it to start conducting online pre-dispatch inspections (PDI) of...

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India to add 60 GW renewable energy capacity in 5 years: BTI Report

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 3, 2020

India is expected to add only 60GW of renewable energy capacity in the next 5 years,...

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NHDC seeks to empanel solar EPC installers and module manufacturers

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 10, 2020

NHDC Limited, a joint venture of NHPC Ltd and government of Madhya Pradesh, seeks to empanel EPC contractors for balance-of-system (BOS) and module manufacturers for its solar projects. The empanelment shall be for a period of two years. EPC installers can submit bids in two...

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Domestic players at SEZs raise concern over govt plan to impose basic customs duty on solar cell

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 8, 2020

Domestic solar cell and module makers located at the special economic zones (SEZs) have raised concerns over the government's plan to impose basic customs duty (BCD) on these equipment, saying it would raise their overall product cost on domestic sales. Noting that the...

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NTPC Tenders for Solar Modules Package for Solapur Project

By : Sustainability ..., May 18, 2020

NTPC Ltd has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors and bidders for the supply and installation of solar PV modules worth 33.6 MWp at the Solapur PV Project in Maharashtra. The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the manufacturing, supply,...

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COVID-19 provides opportunities for domestic solar module manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., May 11, 2020

The supply disruption from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent decline in domestic solar capacity addition offer a golden opportunity to ramp up local manufacturing of solar modules and cells, according to industry experts. However, the industry feels there is...

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Solar industry gets more time to submit responses for safeguard duty review

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

Domestic producers, importers and also foreign producers have until May 11 to submit their responses to the questionnaire posed by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry as it probes the need for continuing with the...

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Trina Solar Wins First 100MW+ Contract in India for its New Vertex Bifacial Modules

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2020

Trina Solar Co Ltd, a leading provider of integrated photovoltaic (PV) modules and smart energy solutions, has won a contract from Noida-headquartered SunSource Energy to supply 105 MW of its new Vertex modules. This is the first 100 MW plus contract in India for the company’...

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BHEL tenders solar module supply for VTU, Karnataka

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2020

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Rudrapur has extended the bidding deadline for the supply of 72-cell crystalline silicon solar modules with a peak power output of minimum 330 W. A total of 1130 quantities are to be delivered for Visvesvaraya Technological University in...

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MNRE asks stakeholders for strict compliance of ALMM Order for solar PV modules, cells

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Tuesday reiterated that all stakeholders involved in lending to the sector align their activities in order to strictly comply with its January 2019 Order regarding Approved List of Models & Manufacturers (ALMM) for solar...

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