India’s GST Bill could increase solar costs by 9.5% - report

Plenty of uncertainty surrounds the potential effects of India’s forthcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, but the cost of solar could go up by as much as INR4.5 million/MW (US$67,000), according to a new study from the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

Trump won’t touch the ITC, say finance experts

Despite an aggressive rollback of climate and renewable energy regulations and initiatives, the solar investment tax credit (ITC) should remain safe from Trump’s reach, finance experts have said.

Indian energy ministry pushes for renewables exemption from new tax laws

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has put in a request with the Department of Revenue for renewable energy to be exempted from some effects of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, should it be passed in parliament, MNRE joint secretary Tarun Kapoor has confirmed to PV Tech.

Brazil moves one step closer to tax exemption on solar cells and modules

Representatives of Brazil’s Chamber of Mines and Energy Committee have approved legislation that includes new solar financing options and tax exemptions for solar cell and module imports, but the proposals must still pass through two more commissions to become law, according to a leading industry figure.