India confirms 50/50 PV content split

Half of the 750MW of PV capacity up for grabs in India’s next bidding round will be reserved for projects using domestically-made cells and modules, the government has confirmed. 

The 375MW to be carved out for projects using locally made kit may be seen by some as a temporary victory for foreign manufacturers, favoured by many Indian developers for their lower cost and more established technology.

India’s struggling band of PV manufacturers had pressed for even more stringent requirements, and as recently as this summer major Indian newspapers were claiming that 75% of the capacity in the latest round would be reserved for projects using local cells and modules. 

The confirmation will have no immediate bearing on the World Trade Log in to read complete article.

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