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Indian solar panel makers demand anti-dumping duty against China

According to reports, in a fresh attempt to bar Chinese solar panel makers from flooding the Indian market at an ultra-low price, the domestic companies approached the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD), requesting an imposition of a duty on importers. The application has been filed against China, Malaysia and Taiwan. The domestic industry via the Indian Solar Manufacturer’s Association (ISMA) pleaded that as the imports led to considerable damage to the indigenous sector; a retrospective duty should be imposed. Business ... Read More »

SoftBank’s India solar ambitions may gain from Modi’s EV push

According to reports, SoftBank Group is in talks with the Indian government to facilitate the use of renewable energy like solar to charge electric vehicles in the country, a senior executive at the Japanese group’s local unit informed. India is considering electrifying all its vehicles over the next 15 years, a plan that could boost SoftBank’s solar ambitions in the country if the government adopts renewable energy to charge the vehicles. SoftBank, which has said it will invest up to $20 ... Read More »

Why India can be a world leader in clean energy

According to reports, would you be surprised if I told you India was already a leader in clean energy, the most important technology of the future? Don’t worry you are not alone. In fact it’s more surprising the Indian government doesn’t brag about its achievements given it has shown no such shyness on other issues. Across India, right now there are villages where households get loans to buy a solar power system for a few light bulbs inside. They don’t need ... Read More »

US bucks trend amid increases for clean energy research

According to reports, energy ministers from around the world gathered in Beijing this week to report increased spending to help counter climate change. Yet one prominent voice, that of US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, delivered a starkly countervailing message as the Trump administration seeks to roll back spending on clean energy and promote fossil fuels. India, France, Norway, Canada, Australia, Japan and others said during a private meeting of ministers earlier this week that they were on track to double ... Read More »

China’s Envision Energy to set up operations in India

According to reports, Envision Energy, the second largest wind turbine manufacturer in China, intends to bring its products to India, the company’s Founder and Managing Director, Lei Zhang, said on Thursday. “We will set up manufacturing facilities for sure,” Zhang told BusinessLine here, on the sidelines of the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial, a policy-cum-technical conference of clean energy ministers of 25 countries including India. Zhang was a speaker at the event. Envision has been waiting for approvals from the Indian ... Read More »

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