After record low tariff project gets safeguard duty relief, ACME Solar president tells PV Tech that compensation payment timelines are clear and other state commissions will likely follow centre's lead, while analyst warns of PPA differences.
The lowest bid quoted in Indian state-run utility NTPC’s auction for 2GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar was INR2.59/kWh (US$0.037), a 14 paisa rise from the L1 tariff in the most recent 2GW PV auction in India.
Ali Imran Naqvi, Vice President of India-based advisory and engineering firm, Gensol Group, explains why harm stemming from the Indian government's safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports might not be too pronounced nor too long-lived.
The Indian Finance Ministry’s order imposing a safeguard duty for two years on solar imports from developed countries as well as China and Malaysia has brought long-awaited clarity to both manufacturers and developers, but both segments of the industry have a number of fears.
Indian solar tariffs have matched their lowest ever in the most recent 2GW and 3GW auctions for Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected projects. Payal Saxena and Ali Imran Naqvi of advisory and engineering firm Gensol Group, decipher how such low prices are possible.
Indian firm Acme Solar has matched its record – the lowest ever solar bid in India – once again during Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 3GW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) solar auction.
Indian solar tariffs have matched their lowest ever in the most recent 2GW auction from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), hitting INR2.44/kWh (US$0.036) for the first time since May 2017, and with much of the capacity expected to be set up in Rajasthan.
The days of naming financing as one of the major hurdles for Indian solar appear to be coming to an end in 2017 as record low tariffs were enabled by a newly-attractive fiscal environment. PV Tech caught up with Kuljit Singh, partner, Transaction Advisory Services at EY, to discuss a potential spate of Indian solar IPOs, pension fund interest, Masala bonds and the future of the market.