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Solar Energy Corporation fresh wind tender sees better response

  (31 Aug 2018) The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s revised wind tender following the cancellation of the earlier one has attracted a marginally better response as transmission issues continue to worry developers. The original tender for 2,000 MW attracted bids of 1,200 MW— 300 MW each from four developers. This led to SECI canceling [...]

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Malaysia Seeks Consultations with India over Solar Safeguard Duty: WTO

India recently announced safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia  In a new development, the Malaysian delegation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has requested for consultations with India on the recent imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia.The objective is to exchange views and seek clarification regarding the [...]

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Africa: UK announces £56 million for battery storage, support for solar

The U.K. Government says it will make £56 million available for battery storage technologies in South Africa. Nigeria also saw the next phase of the U.K.-Nigeria Climate Finance Accelerator unveiled; while the continent as a whole, is set to benefit from further partnerships and investment in both solar and climate change. In the off-grid sector, [...]

By | 2018-08-31T04:55:32+00:00 August 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Africa: UK announces £56 million for battery storage, support for solar

Lion Point Capital offers $250m to support Canadian Solar’s go-private bid

Shares of Canadian Solar soared earlier this week after U.S. investment firm Lion Point Capital revealed that it had initiated discussions with a number of undisclosed third parties about the possibility of funding the privatization of the solar PV module supplier. In its SEC filing, Lion Point said it initially bought shares in the company, [...]

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Green certificate sales on IEX, PXIL down 49.34 pc at 8.19 lakh in August

Sales of renewable energy certificates (RECs) declined by 49.34 per cent to 8.19 lakh units on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange of India (PXIL) in August, compared to 16.18 lakh in July this year. The Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is mandated by central/state regulatory commission and is applicable to power distribution companies, open access consumer and [...]

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China’s solar subsidy cuts erode the impact of Trump tariffs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A move by China to slash subsidies for domestic solar installations has unleashed a flood of low-cost Chinese-made panels onto the global market - pushing down prices and eroding the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff on solar equipment imports, according to industry officials. FILE PHOTO: Solar panels sit on [...]

By | 2018-08-31T04:30:05+00:00 August 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on China’s solar subsidy cuts erode the impact of Trump tariffs

Canada’s Silfab to invest $40 mln in U.S. solar panel factory

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Canada’s Silfab Solar, a leading North American solar panel producer, said on Thursday it will spend $40 million to purchase and expand Itek Energy’s solar panel production facility in Bellingham, Washington. The announcement marks the latest in a handful of investments by panel producer companies in the United States since President [...]

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New terminal building to flaunt GRIHA-4 tag

  The new terminal building of the Pune international airport will be Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment-4 (GRIHA-4) compliant, senior officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.  The authorities claimed that the environmental clearance for the project was expected within a month. A public hearing on the environmental impact assessment of the [...]

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Recent Cancellations of Solar Auctions Have Set a Bad Precedent

Numerous auctions stand annulled because of high tariffs quoted by solar developers India’s efforts to grow solar energy has suffered some setbacks recently. The solar industry is trying to overcome the recently announced safeguard duty but the recent cancellation of auctions has been another blow for solar companies. A feasible tariff, which is acceptable to [...]

By | 2018-08-30T09:47:33+00:00 August 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Recent Cancellations of Solar Auctions Have Set a Bad Precedent

Raj eyes solar projects of 2000 MW from recent SECI, NTPC auctions

  Rajasthan is a frontrunner to get more than half of the 5180 megawatt solar projects auctioned in the past two months by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), NTPC and Maharashtra government under the open access system.  With its own 1500 MW projects coming up, the state now sets sights on a cumulative capacity [...]

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