Breather For Solar Gear Importers

Breather For Solar Gear Importers

The government is taking steps to ease the entry of importers of solar panels and modules into the new solar import regime, where they have to pay a 7.5% levy on such equipment, along with various cesses, amounting to around 10%. Since India’s solar programme began, such imports were always allowed free.

Wind Energy Companies, Andhra Discoms Clash Over Discount

Wind Energy Companies, Andhra Discoms Clash Over Discount

Wind developers are up in arms against Andhra Pradesh discoms for insisting on an arbitrary discount, appropriating a specific benefit the Centre grants renewable energy developers, verbally harping on renegotiating power purchase agreements and threatening not to pay for any excess power provided above an agreed threshold. “They are compulsorily deducting 2% of the tariff, […]

Renewables Sector Wants Budget To Pack More Energy

Renewables Sector Wants Budget To Pack More Energy

Industry players in the renewable energy sector are of the view that there are a number of policy decisions related to import duties and domestic manufacturing, which, if taken, could further boost the sector.