Monthly Archives: June 2014

Solar power generation mandatory in houses, malls in Haryana – A step in the right direction

The Haryana government today said it has decided to implement an energy conservation action plan under which solar power generation will be made mandatory in different categories of buildings or areas with a suitable enforcement mechanism. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder … Continue reading

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Domestic solar cell makers say use of indigenous products can keep cost of solar power low

Domestic manufacturers of solar cells have said that use of indigenous products can help keep cost of solar power low, countering the government’s claim that it will escalate after imposition of dumping duty. “The fact is that cost of power … Continue reading

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Government not in favor of Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar – Internal Government Sources

Based on my conversation with a few senior government sources it looks like application of anti dumping duty is not in favour at the senior ministry level. This

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India Dumping Duties Risk Choking Modi’s Solar Revolution

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg A SolPac D160 solar field, comprising of parabolic solar concentrating reflector dishes developed by Thermax Ltd., stands at the Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. manufacturing plant in Chakan, Maharashtra, India. The Indian government may strangle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s … Continue reading

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India Minister Nitin Gadkari Asks Goverment to Scrap Solar Duties – The Ministry of Finance has until Aug. 22 to implement the duties

India’s transport minister has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to scrap a plan by the nation’s previous administration to impose duties on solar imports from China, the U.S., Malaysia and Taiwan, the Hindu Business Line reported. Minister of Road, Transport and … Continue reading

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Manufacturing capacity of Solar Cells and Modules in India as of 3rd June 2014 – MNRE

Click here for the entire document Companies Cells (MW) Module (MW) Installed capacity Capacity under Operation as on date Installed capacity Capacity under Operation as on date Access Solar – – 18 Ajit Solar – – 20 Alpex – – … Continue reading

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Coal isn’t going away soon! China’s clean fuel focus tests U.S. coal exports lifeline

A child wearing a mask plays in the heavy smog in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province on Jan. 24, 2013. Experts say that if China wants to avoid the kind of smog that choked the country earlier, it must … Continue reading

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