Bridge India

From 2010 to 2013, solar costs have come down dramatically. For the past two years, experts had been saying that solar prices would remain stable. However, at least in India, cost reduction, while slowing, has not halted. Project implementation costs have fallen by almost 10% in 2013 and another 12% in 2014. While module costs have fallen by...

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The Modi government has set itself the target to achieve electricity for all by 2019. While this is not the first time such a target has been set in India – in fact, similar targets have been set by previous governments for 2007 and 2012 – many observers think that if it can be achieved than by this...

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 Most sections of the overall Indian industry have labeled the budget presented on Saturday (28th February 2015) as an incremental progress in the right direction and not a ‘big-bang’ or reformist budget (the yardstick being the 1991 budget). While infrastructure has received its due attention, unfortunately, for the solar industry, incremental progress just doesn’t add up to the...

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The new government in India is considering revamping the country’s flagship National Solar Mission (NSM) and making it considerably more ambitious. The recently announced draft scheme for solar parks (refer) is only a part of this development. Next, we can expect an announcement to cancel the planned allocation of 1,500 MW. In its place, we expect a new, higher target...

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By tomorrow, Friday, August 22nd, the Indian Ministry of Finance will notify its decision on anti-dumping duties (ADD) on solar cells and modules. If the duties are imposed as suggested by the Ministry of Finance, they will have a highly disruptive effect on the Indian solar market. Employment in this sector is likely to suffer a major setback, as significant number of jobs would be lost...
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