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Govt. considering DGAD views on solar cells dumping

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According to reports, the recommendations of The Director General of Antidumping & Allied Duties on putting anti-dumping duties on solar cell imports are under the consideration of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, said Nirmala Sitharaman, the MoS in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in a written reply in Lok Sabha. DGAD has already stated that imports of Solar Cells, Modules or Panels, Thin Films from China PR, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and USA are below the normal value resulting ... Read More »

Poor quality imports give India a bad experience of LED lamps

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According to reports, LED technology is considered the way forward in lighting but low-cost and inferior-quality imported products are severely harming the segment, say industry players. India needs to urgently formalise product standards and boost local production to popularise the product, they say. “Customers have had a lot of bad experience because of poor Chinese imports. Industry players through ELCOMA (electric lamp and component manufacturers association) have been pushing for BIS standards for LED products. Earlier, CFLs took that route ... Read More »

Going social for a cause

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According to reports, did you think that the term ‘social’ in the lexicon of the rich only referred to balls and banquets? Meet the new breed of entrepreneurs with strong business acumen who have made their money and directed their passion into resolving social issues. Sure, many of India’s affluent try to address social problems through foundations, trusts and personal charity. But we spoke to a few individuals who are diving in and getting their hands dirty, to actively run ... Read More »

Suzlon’s Loss Narrows as India Wind Market Improves

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According to reports, Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), India’s biggest wind-turbine maker, reported a narrower loss in the fiscal first quarter as it benefits from improving margins and policy decisions in its home market. The net loss shrank to 7.5 billion rupees ($125 million) in the three months through June from 10.6 billion rupees a year earlier, the Pune-based company said today in an e-mail. Total income rose 20 percent to 46.7 billion rupees. The manufacturer’s gross margins improved 4.4 percent ... Read More »

Solar energy project for 25 villages in each Odisha district

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According to reports, in order to meet the power demand and promote solar energy in the state, the Odisha government has initiated the process of identifying at least 25 un-electrified or power starved villages in each district for implementation of solar Photo Voltaic (PV) projects on a pilot basis.The pilot scheme, to be launched by the Union ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) will have solar PV (photo voltaic) based home systems that would be provided to every household ... Read More »

Suzlon’s Loss Narrows as India Wind Market Improves

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According to reports, Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), India’s biggest wind-turbine maker, reported a narrower loss in the fiscal first quarter as it benefits from improving margins and policy decisions in its home market. The net loss shrank to 7.5 billion rupees ($125 million) in the three months through June from 10.6 billion rupees a year earlier, the Pune-based company said today in an e-mail. Total income rose 20 percent to 46.7 billion rupees. The manufacturer’s gross margins improved 4.4 percent ... Read More »

India keen to partner with UK in renewable energy space: Piyush Goyal

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According to reports, the government is keen to partner with the UK for harnessing the country’s energy potential, mainly in the renewable energy sector, Power Minister PiyushGoyal said today. The matter was discussed during a meeting between Goyal and UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey today. “We are keen to partner with UK on harnessing India’s true energy potential, particularly in the renewable sector (solar, wind etc),” Goyal tweeted today. According to the minister, officers ... Read More »

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