India initiates solar anti-dumping investigation

UPDATED: India has officially started an investigation into the import of solar cells and modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.

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SECI cancels 950MW of solar tenders as tariff lows keep biting

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled 950MW worth of solar tenders as the extreme dive in solar tariffs across India continues to impact tenders, but it is expected to retender this capacity.

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India mulling safeguard duties on solar imports with China in sights

India is now considering imposing safeguard duties on the import of solar cells and modules from China and certain other countries, while it continues contemplating imposing anti-dumping measures.

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Strong investor interest in Equis Energy’s renewable energy portfolio

Equis clarified that it is restructuring its entire portfolio, with assets in single countries not up for grabs separately.

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India’s SECI cancels major solar-plus-storage tenders

India’s first major large-scale solar-plus-storage tenders, tied with solar parks, have been cancelled by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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India’s Mizoram targets 80MW under solar power policy

The far eastern Indian state of Mizoram has adopted its own solar power policy targeting 80MW of solar deployment by 2012/22.

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ADB invests US$57.7 million in B. Grimm for renewables in Southeast Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has invested THB1,968 million (US$57.7 million) in Thai power firm B. Grimm Power Public Company (B. Grimm) to develop renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia.

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Up to 100 Japanese solar PV firms could go bust this year, report finds

Up to 100 solar PV firms in Japan could face bankruptcy this year, with more than double the number of firms going bust in the first half of this year than the same period in 2016.

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Masdar formalises cooperation in Indonesia as talk of floating solar grows

The UAE’s Masdar group has formalised its cooperation with Indonesia with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesian state power firm PT PJB.

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Indian tax reform uncertainty beginning to impact solar and storage

A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance to write a letter of appeal to the government.

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Multiple Indian ‘Gigafactories’ expected by 2019

At least two global technology leaders could set up Gigafactories to manufacture lithium-ion cells in India in the next couple of years, and most major Indian firms are setting up energy storage divisions, according to the head of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA).

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