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March 10, 2021
India will introduce a 40% basic customs duty on solar modules and 25% duty on cells as of April 2022 to cut the reliance on imports and expand the country’s PV manufacturing base.
March 1, 2021
Details of India’s proposed basic customs duty (BCD) on imported solar modules and cells are expected to be announced this week, according to a report in BusinessLine.
August 25, 2020
Despite an uptick in activity in June, India added just 351MW of solar generation capacity in Q2 2020, down 64% on the previous quarter, as the industry was hit by COVID-related constraints.
August 21, 2020
India should put in place immediately a basic customs duty (BCD) of at least 50% on solar equipment to safeguard the future of local manufacturers, the chairman of trade body All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) said.
August 19, 2020
A strong rebound of utility-scale solar installations in India is not expected until 2021, with just 2.5GW expected to be deployed in the second half of this year, research from JMK Research & Analytics has found.
August 17, 2020
India is looking to set up a range of new production zones to manufacture solar equipment, according to local reports.
July 30, 2020
The Indian government has extended its safeguard duty on solar equipment for one more year, effective today.
July 23, 2020
The threat of a double taxation of solar in India via both safeguard and basic custom duties could squeeze developers and result in large numbers of project cancellations, consultancy Fitch Solutions has warned.
July 3, 2020
Two senior figures from Indian solar manufacturing companies have said government proposals to boost the country’s domestic PV industry through duties on imported equipment do not go far enough.
June 24, 2020
India is set to impose a 20% levy on imported solar modules, cells and inverters from August, replacing the current safeguard duty.

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