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More grim news for domestic solar panel manufacturers

A week after Bridge to India forecast “another year from hell” for domestic manufacturers because of expected further fall in import prices of Chinese panels in 2017, there is a further grim development in that energy minister Piyush Goyal has said in parliament that the previously touted incentives… read more →

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In Rajasthan, all solar projects are exempt from electricity duty

Since Dec in Rajasthan, all consumers of electricity are being exempted from Electricity Duty on the Solar part of the units consumed and will be charged the tax only for the units they draw from the grid. This would be valid till March 2018. Ideally, that should have been the case, however, that had… read more →

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Regressive electricity duty on solar in Maharashtra

In December, a notification was released by the Industries, Labour and Energy Department imposing a tax of INR 1.2/ unit for units produced by Solar for self-use. For a small section of the urban population and majority of rural population, this will discourage a shift to the use of solar power. Further… read more →

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Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission proposes new benchmark solar tariff 12% lower than previous

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed a new benchmark solar tariff of Rs.4.50 ($0.0673)/kWh without accelerated depreciation and a tariff of Rs.4.41 (~$0.0659)/kWh with accelerated depreciation for FY 2017-18.The new tariff order will be come into force from April 1,… read more →

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MNRE to reduce minimum solar project size under VGF program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed amendments to the guidelines for implementation of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program, reducing the minimum project size of special category states and union territories to 5 MW. The previously allowed minimum project size was 10 MW.… read more →

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Solar Energy Policy of Uttarakhand - 2013

Objectives of the policy: - Promoting green and clean power using solar energy to reduce the dependence on conventional source of energy like coal, gas and oil - Aims to target to set up 500 MW of solar power plants by the year 2017 - To create direct and indirect employment opportunities in the State… read more →

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Kerala Solar Energy Policy 2013

The Policy will come into operation with effect from 01.04.2013 and will remain in force until superseded or modified by another Policy. State Government may undertake review of this Policy as and when the need arises in view of any technological breakthrough or to remove any inconsistency with Electricity… read more →

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Chattisgarh State Solar Energy Policy 2012

To tap the potential of the emerging revolution in solar energy in Chattisgarh and to leverage advantage from the National Mission, Chattisgarh govt. has decided to issue a comprehensive "Chattisgarh Solar Energy Policy 2012". The policy will come into effect from the date of issuance and shall remain… read more →

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Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy - 2012

The Honourable Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalitha has a vision of developing Tamil Nadu as a world leader in Solar Energy by establishing 3000 MW by 2015. This policy will be known as the “Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy – 2012”. The Government of Tamil Nadu will undertake a review of this Policy… read more →

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Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy - 2012

In a bid to relieve the state of power crisis, Andhra Pradesh government announced its Solar Energy Policy-2012 and invited developers to invest in solar power plants while announcing several incentives for them. The sops will be extended to solar power developers who commission their plants by June… read more →

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