With stricter quality standards due to be brought in for Indian solar tenders, including inspections for modules, cells and wafers, energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has warned the industry about failure to keep equipment quality high.
After announcements that India will hit solar cells and modules with an 18% tax under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, some confusion has arisen about what level the tax will actually be set at.
Globally, the top 10 inverter suppliers accounted for around 75% of shipments in 2015. In India, the market is even more concentrated as the top 10 suppliers accounted for over 85% of shipments. Despite this, there is intense price competition and churning in supplier landscape. Bridge to India's Jasmeet Khurana investigates.
Indian power giants Tata Power Renewable Energy and Adani have put in the lowest ever bids for solar capacity under Indian’s Domestic Content Requirment (DCR) rules, going below five rupees per unit (US$0.075/kWh) for the first time.
The Indian government seems ready to push through the much anticipated Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in Parliament. Jasmeet Khurana, associate director, consulting, Bridge to India, explains the expected cost increases coming as a result.