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Prime Minister of Madagascar inaugurates solar power plant at Embassy of India

Prime Minister of Madagascar Christian Ntsay inaugurated the solar power plant at the Embassy of India, Antananarivo on the occasion of the 151th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Friday. Many dignitaries including Environment Minister of Madagascar Raharinirina Baomiavotse Vahinala, Secretary-General of Energy and Hydrocarbons, Andry Andriantongarivo, Ambassador of the United States, Michael Pelletier and […]

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India offers USD 100 million Line of Credit to Sri Lanka for three solar projects

India has offered a Line of Credit worth $100 million to Sri Lanka for three solar projects in the country, according to an official statement here. India’s high commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay called on minister of power Dullas Alahapperuma and reiterated India’s commitment towards a strong and multi-faceted bilateral partnership including in the […]

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UN Secy Gen’s phase out fossil fuels advice to India welcomed by Experts

UN secretary general’s advice to India to phase out fossil fuel to combat climate change has been welcomed by the experts. The UN Secy Gen talking about phasing out of fossil fuel said it’s possible to shift to renewable energy but the government needs an inclusive and comprehensive action plan to ensure a just energy […]

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Lucknow Development Authority makes rooftop solar mandatory

The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has reportedly made installation of rooftop solar mandatory for upcoming houses on 500sqm. The LDA will issue a completion certificate to any construction work falling under the above parameters. LDA board on Tuesday announced about the decision which was taken as per the new state government policy to maximise the […]

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Thanks to BEL, Over 100 govt schools in Karnataka have solar-powered classrooms

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has set up solar-powered smart classrooms in 122 government schools across the backward Yadgir district in north Karnataka. Thanks to BEL to make education smarter in government schools. City-based defence behemoth’s official KS Ashok speaking to IANS said”About 13,000 children studying in 122 government schools will benefit from smart classrooms, powered […]

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Change in Law payments lead to INR 4K crore cash inflow for solar sector: CRISIL

Recent commencement of Change in Law payments by state power distribution companies (discoms) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for Goods and Services Tax (GST) to solar power projects, comes as a shot in the arm for the sector. Together with safeguard duty (SFD) reimbursements, which also qualify under ‘Change in Law’, the payments will […]

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Solar equipment imports down 83 percent even before govt checks

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to India’s solar equipment imports from China, even before various government initiatives to check imports and boost domestic manufacturing set in. As per Commerce Ministry data, Indian imports declined by 83 per cent in the April-June quarter of current fiscal, totalling $69 million (Rs 515 crore) as […]

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To check Chinese imports wind sector too will get Solar-like duty structure

Following curbs on import concessions in the solar energy sector, the government may levy higher taxes on wind turbine components and generators to encourage use of local equipment and give a boost to domestic manufacturing. Government sources said that the tax concessions available to the wind power sector for sourcing certain equipment required for making […]

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Safeguard duty on import of solar cells and modules to continue

The Director General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in the commerce ministry has favoured continued imposition of safeguard duty on imports of solar cells, whether or not assembled in modules or panels. The DGTR’s recommendation will now go to the finance ministry that may finally decide and notify the quantum and period of the duty. In […]

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