Monthly Archives: May 2017

GST for Solar at 5%, Govt issues clarification

The government will levy a 5 per cent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, putting an end to confusion about the new taxation policy for the industry after … Continue reading

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GST may push up cost of solar power projects

The goods and services tax may increase solar energy project costs by 12%-18% and generation costs by 40-50 paise per unit, some industry leaders said, although the government said the new taxation regime won’t have much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants a project Developer’s Guide

India is now a hot bed for Solar globally but is quality a casualty in this race for power, use this document by IFC to ensure that quality is paramount or disaster can strike anytime. IFC Solar PV Design Guide 2015 … Continue reading

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Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the bids conducted in 2016 to procure 3,800 MW of power from independent power producers

 In another setback for power plants languishing without long-term buyers, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the bids conducted in 2016 to procure 3,800 MW of power from independent power producers. The decision, according to sources, was taken … Continue reading

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Yet another record low for solar power tariffs in India at Rs 2.44 per unit

“Latest solar power auction at Bhadla Solar Park 3 sets new record with electricity tariff of Rs 2.44/unit,” Goyal tweeted on Friday.  Solar power tariffs in India have fallen to a new record low of Rs 2.44 per unit in … Continue reading

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Historic Solar Prices till May 2017, now at Rs. 2.44 per KWh

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Solar power tariff continues free fall; hits new low of Rs 2.62 a unit

Phelan Energy Group and Avaada Power Private Limited have bagged 50 MW and 100 MW respectively at Rs 2.62 per unit while SBG Cleantech – a joint venture between SoftBank, Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn has bagged 100 MW at Rs … Continue reading

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