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August 01, 2015
Shekhar Dutt : Time to Warm up the Sun - Business World The percentage of our population that derives its income from agriculture should be lower than those deriving their income from industry and services but we can’t do this without a huge shifting of human population from rural to urban areas. We need to create urban markets in rural areas even as we talk about ‘Make in India’ with manufacturing and economic activities that are envisaged as part of the Smart Cities vision.Read More
July 01, 2015
Solarising India: Many States, One Mission - Business World online The mood around solar is generally upbeat in the country, but there are bottlenecks across states holding back the full impact of solar growth. A major issue is the poor transmission infrastructure between states. This needs to be addressed soon if we are to achieve any breakthrough in the solar space.Read More
June 25, 2015
Turning your rooftop into a power plant - The Financial Express, Delhi,Development of storage technology will be a game-changer since storage and leakage are the biggest hurdles towards rooftop solar generation.Read More
May 13, 2015
"Here Comes the Sun" – An article by Shekhar Dutt – Economic Times, Delhi, 13 May 2015Read More
April 22, 2015
SPDA appoints Mr. Shekhar Dutt as the Director General (energetica-india) Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), the national association representing India’s upcoming solar power generators and developers, announced the appointment of Shri Shekhar Dutt as the Director General, with effect from March 2015. Click Here...
April 22, 2015
Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) Appoints Shri Shekhar Dutt As The Director General (eqmaglive) Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), the national association representing India’s upcoming solar power generators and developers,recently announced the appointment of Shri Shekhar Dutt as the Director General, with effect from March 2015. Click Here...
April 22, 2015
SPDA appoints Shri Shekhar Dutt as the Director General (EPC world) Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), the national association representing India’s upcoming solar power generators and developers, announced the appointment of Shri Shekhar Dutt as the Director General, with effect from March 2015. Click Here...
April 22, 2015
Slowing Down Lack of policy initiatives hinder renewable energy growth in Gujarat Click Here...
April 22, 2015
THE 100 GW HEADACHE The government aims to boost solar power capacity 30 times in seven years. Is the target realistic? Click Here...
June 17, 2014
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June 04, 2014
Dumping duty on imported cells to double solar power costs Solar power costs could now double, after falling steeply in the past few years, if the government goes ahead and imposes dumping duty on imported solar cells, according to industry executives. Officials at the ministry of new & renewable energy (MNRE) are apprehensive about the large number of projects getting stuck due to price escalation. More than 70% of projects across the country use imported solar cells and around 4,000 MW was tendered recently.Read More
June 03, 2014
Welspun: Anti-dumping duties are against Modi’s solar vision One of India’s largest solar project developers, Welspun has said the anti-dumping measures go against the newly elected prime minister’s manifesto. Anti-dumping duties “will be against the vision and spirit of the incumbent honorable prime minister of India who wants to focus on renewable energy as a growth driver and for climate change mitigation, consequently positioning India as a progressive nation globally,” Welspun told PV Tech in a statement.Read More
May 29, 2014
MNRE opposes levy on imported solar cells; says not right time The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is opposing the Commerce Ministry's recommendation to slap an anti-dumping duty on imported solar cells, saying "it is not the right time" to impose the levy. Read More
May 21, 2014
First Solar Joins Developers Saying Dumping Probe Flawed The biggest U.S. solar-panel maker joined with an Indian trade group for project developers calling the outcome flawed, at a Delhi High Court hearing yesterday, according to Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar’s chief for India, and Welspun Energy Ltd. Managing Director Vineet Mittal, who heads the group. Welspun is India’s largest solar developer and a major importer. “It was technically flawed,” Mittal said by phone today. “When you don’t have enough manufacturing in the country, trade barriers don’t make any sense.” Read More
May 20, 2014
Solar developers believe anti-dumping duty decision was hasty Miffed at the prospect of the Ministry of Commerce notifying anti-dumping duties on imported solar panels very soon, solar power producers say that something is not right in the unseemly haste in the Ministry’s move. Following this disclosure, solar power producers had feared that a formal notification was just around the corner. “Why cannot the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping wait until the new Minister for Commerce is sworn in and he has an opportunity to review the issue,” asked the head of one large solar power company, who requested not to be named. Read More
May 14, 2014
India may back solar duties after probe says US, China dumped India may recommend duties on US and Chinese solar imports after finding evidence of dumping, broadening a global trade dispute in the $130 billion market. Read More
May 07, 2014
Renewable energy ministry opposes anti-dumping duties on imported solar modules With the verdict on the anti-dumping duty on international solar modules round the corner, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) and several state governments are siding with solar power project developers to say that the ministry of commerce should not impose an anti-dumping duty on international panels. Read More
May 07, 2014
Ministry opposes duty on importedsolar panels Miffed at the prospect of the Ministry of Commerce notifying anti-dumping duties on imported solar panels very soon, solar power producers say that something is not right in the unseemly haste in the Ministry’s move. Following this disclosure, solar power producers had feared that a formal notification was just around the corner. “Why cannot the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping wait until the new Minister for Commerce is sworn in and he has an opportunity to review the issue,” asked the head of one large solar power company, who requested not to be named. Read More
May 06, 2014
Solar gear importers likely to face steep dumping duty India is likely to impose a steep duty on importers of solar cells following vociferous complaints from domestic manufacturers, threatening the viability of about 4,000 Mw of recently tendered solar power projects across the country. Read More