This report analyses the solar manufacturing landscape in India, specifically through a technology lens. It assesses the current and upcoming technology landscape, requirements of Indian manufacturers, and measures taken by other nations to support their solar manufacturing sectors. The report recommends several measures to ensure the long-term sustainability of India’s growing solar manufacturing sector.
In 2021, the Government of India and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) implemented several measures to support Indian solar manufacturers. These included a basic customs duty (BCD) on imported cells and modules, production-linked incentives (PLI), and enhanced certification requirements (ALMM). While the near-term future is promising, long-term measures are needed to secure technology independence and position Indian solar manufacturers as global leaders.