Separate solar RPO queried by Indian minister

India may soon review its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mechanism to give targets more suited to the environment of each state and offer more flexibility, according to energy minister Piyush Goyal.

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Indian 500MW government rooftop auction draws lowest price of 2.20 rupees

The lowest tariff in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 500MW tender for rooftop solar on government buildings was INR2.20/kWh (US$0.034), according to a release of tentative prices.

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Off-grid solar reduces diesel reliance at 10 Australian indigenous communities

Ten indigenous communities in Australia are set to be powered by hybrid solar PV and diesel systems in the first phase of an AU$55 million (US$43.8 million) project.

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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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