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India: Only 5% GST on solar modules instead of 18%

India: Only 5% GST on solar modules instead of 18%

The solar industry is relieved by the recent likely decision of the GST council in India to levy only 5% tax on solar panels instead of 18% proposed earlier. This could mean only a marginal rise in solar power projects costs.

2016: PV’s growth exceeds that of wind energy

2016: PV’s growth exceeds that of wind energy

2016 was the strongest year ever for renewable energies. The growth of the PV sector consisted of a remarkable 71 GW and exceeded that of wind energy for the first time since 2013.

India: unclear GST tax leaves industry puzzled

India: unclear GST tax leaves industry puzzled

<< UPDATE: Meanwhile, the GST was lowered to 5% instead of 18%. >> The Indian government is planning on an 18% tax for solar cells and modules as part of the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill. However, this number is considered bewildering by many and is highly discussed. The final tax might eventually be an entirely different one.

PV installations with storage are now encouraged in Czech Republic

PV installations with storage are now encouraged in Czech Republic

Until end of May, Czech companies can apply for funding if they are planning a PV installation with a storage option. This is meant to increase the available storage capacities, as 5 kw/h of battery storage is required for every kilowatt of PV power.

Net worth calculator: Determine the value of your PV system in 4 steps

Net worth calculator: Determine the value of your PV system in 4 steps

Do you know what your PV installation is worth? With the net worth calculator for running solar systems, you can quickly and cost-effectively determine the sales value of your installation. In just four steps, you can calculate the fair value of your PV system at a time you define.

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