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New MNRE Guidelines for Solar Manufacturers to Keep Project Quality in Check

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by solar manufacturers for models of modules that will be utilized in government-owned projects and those set up for the sale of electricity to … Continue reading

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India slaps anti-dumping duties on solar EVA sheets

India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGTR) has concluded that duties ranging from $537 to $1,559/metric ton will be needed to offset the impact of imports of solar ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) sheets from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. … Continue reading

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Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA

New Delhi: Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. The association put its demand during a public hearing … Continue reading

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Govt amends solar bidding norms, developers can now pass on duty hike

The government has amended solar bidding norms, allowing developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms, ending the industry’s apprehensions about likely impact of possible anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported equipment. … Continue reading

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

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Benchmark Cost for “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme” for the year 2017-18

Subject: Benchmark Cost for “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar  Power Plants Programme” for the year 2017-18.  In continuation of this Ministry’s sanction order number 5/23/2009-P&C (Pt. iii) dated 3rd November 2014 reg. additions/amendments in the above mentioned scheme, I … Continue reading

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Wind Loads on Utility Scale Solar PV Power Plants

Abstract The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) industry is experiencing phenomenal growth. Wind loads for ground-mounted PV power plants are often developed by using static pressure coefficients from wind tunnel studies in calculation methods found in ASCE 7. Structural failures of utility … Continue reading

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