India announces RPO compliance unit

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has created a Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance cell to improve enforcement of this key policy for clean energy deployment.

Indian ministry ticks off agencies for not bidding out rooftop solar

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reminded implementing agencies of rooftop solar projects under the capital subsidy scheme that they must go through a transparent bidding process to discover tariffs or the project will no longer be eligible for subsidies.

Uncertainty lingers over ‘Change in Law’ clarification for Indian solar

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification in its guidelines for tariff-based competitive solar procurement implying that a change in duties will henceforth be covered as a ‘Change in Law’, which would give developers protection in case a safeguard, anti-dumping or any other duty is imposed.

Recommended 70% safeguard duty would ‘derail’ India’s National Solar Mission

A preliminary recommendation from India’s Directorate General of Safeguards Customs and Central Excise to impose a provisional 70% safeguard duty on solar cells imported from China and Malaysia has been branded as “ridiculous” and potentially catastrophic, by PV industry members involved in finance, project development and analysis.