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Uttar Pradesh Waives Stamp Duty on Land Acquired for Solar Projects

Solar developers will not be required to pay any stamp duty for land purchased or leased for solar projects and solar parks in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh...

April 20, 2023

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Delhi’s Draft Solar Policy Targets 6,000 MW Capacity by 2025

The Delhi Government has released a draft solar policy that targets 6,000 MW of installed solar capacity in the next three years and envisages a three-fold jump in solar...

December 30, 2022

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Haryana Releases Draft Solar Power Policy, Invites Suggestions

The New and Renewable Energy Department, Haryana, has issued the draft ‘Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2021,’ and requested government stakeholders to send their comments...

May 5, 2021

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Rahul Nair

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Gujarat’s New Solar Policy Incentivizes Captive and Rooftop Solar Projects

The Gujarat government has announced the new ‘Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2021′ with incentives for residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar...

December 29, 2021

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Gujarat Extends Validity of Solar Policy to December 31, 2020

The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, has decided to extend the validity of ‘Gujarat Solar Policy-2015’ up to December 31, 2020. The policy was previously...

July 13, 2020

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

With the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus across the world, the global economy and life, in general, have been severely affected.  The pandemic has disrupted all...

April 2, 2020

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Anjana Parikh

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Mercom India’s Most Read Articles of 2019

The Indian solar industry did not fare as well as expected in 2019. The year saw some state-level policy upheavals, auction delays and cancelations, and a sluggish...

December 26, 2019

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Ankita Rajeshwari

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Karnataka Solar Policy Amended – Bid Security Amount for Group Captive Projects Raised

The Karnataka State Solar Policy 2014-21 has been amended for the third time and addresses three important points – the size limitation of private solar parks, the...

October 23, 2019

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Anjana Parikh

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Solar and Other Renewable Policy Roundup: Key Announcements From September 2019

Central and state government agencies made several key policy announcements in September aimed at removing the bottlenecks in the solar industry. The most important...

October 4, 2019

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Anjana Parikh

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Small Solar Prosumers in Goa Will Now Get 50% Subsidy

The Goa government has approved the amendments in the Goa State Solar Policy – 2017. The policy aims to provide subsidy of up to 50 percent for small prosumers in...

January 31, 2019

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Nitin Kabeer

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Andhra Pradesh’s New Solar Policy Targets 5 GW of Projects in Five Years

Andhra Pradesh has come up with a new solar policy with the aim to promote widespread usage of solar power and targets a minimum total solar power capacity addition of 5,...

January 7, 2019

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Saumy Prateek

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Philippines Government Working on Rooftop Solar Policy Proposal

The Senate of The Philippines has announced that a proposal to reduce the cost of electricity for households and businesses through the adoption of rooftop solar, is...

November 27, 2018

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Shaurya Bajaj

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India Rejects US Claims in DCR Trade Case at the WTO

The back and forth between India and the U.S. regarding the protectionist Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) program continues. A month after the U.S. argued that India...

January 10, 2018

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Ankita Rajeshwari

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Rooftop Solar Projects to be Heavily Subsidized in Uttar Pradesh

The government of Uttar Pradesh is preparing to launch generous new subsidies for rooftop solar projects in an effort to promote new installations in the state. A source...

January 9, 2018

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Saumy Prateek

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Rooftop

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New Goa Solar Policy Targets 150 MW of Solar by 2021

The government and cabinet of ministers of Goa have approved the state’s Draft Solar Policy 2017, which sets a target of achieving 150 MW of solar by 2021. The policy is...

December 8, 2017

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Saumy Prateek

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