Intersolar Europe 2017: Arcor partners Ezon to develop 50MW of solar in India

New York-headquartered renewables project developer and EPC firm Arcor has partnered with Indian firm Ezon Energy Solutions to develop 50MW of solar PV projects in the Indian state of Karnataka.

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Modules to be taxed 5% in India after GST clarification

Solar modules in India will be taxed at a rate of 5% as opposed to the 18% that was announced two weeks ago under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Coal cancellations and PV records mark India’s energy transformation

At least 13.7GW of planned coal-fired power plants have been cancelled in India this month, while solar prices have tumbled to new lows, showing that India’s energy transformation is in full swing, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

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India proposes compensation for renewables curtailment

The Indian Power Ministry has put forward plans to compensate for grid curtailment of existing renewable energy projects, according to credit rating agency India Ratings and Research (Ind Ra).

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Indian cabinet approves US$366 million in bonds for schemes including solar parks and rooftop PV

India’s Union Cabinet has approved plans to raise bonds worth INR23.6 billion (US$366 million) for a large range of renewable energy initiatives.

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Indian holy city Varanasi has potential for 676MW rooftop solar – CEED

The Indian city of Varanasi, famed for its burning ghats along the banks of the River Ganges, has the potential for 676MW of rooftop solar installations by using just 8.3% of available roof space, according to a report from the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED).

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Tata Power crosses 2GW of wind and solar

Indian energy giant Tata Power has surpassed 2GW of wind and solar energy capacity including 933MW of solar.

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Sri Lanka approves hybrid 800MW solar and 240MW wind energy park

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved plans to build a hybrid renewable energy park including 240MW of wind and 800MW of solar.

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ARENA launches AU$20 million PV R&D funding round

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is to provide AU$20 million (US$15 million) for its third competitive funding round for PV research and development (R&D).

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‘Confusion’ around India’s GST tax on solar cells and modules

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.

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12 countries join India to commission ISA study on solar risk mitigation

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is starting to make tangible progress after several countries agreed to support commissioning of a study on a common risk mitigation mechanism (CRMM) for PV generation.

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