In a surprising ruling that runs counter to the agreements made at the Paris Climate Summit, the World Trade Organization has said that India may not protect local production of solar energy cells. The ruling came in response to a complaint from the United States, which claimed that India’s requirement that 10 percent of its solar panels be produced domestically amounts to restraint of trade.

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RattanIndia Group firm RattanIndia Solar 2 Ltd has won solar project of 50 MW capacity at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. "The project was won at a tariff of Rs 4.43 per unit plus a viability gap funding of Rs 75 lakh per MW in reverse e-auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation Limited (SECI).

 

Overall combined capacity of 440 MW was offered in this bid out of which 50 MW was for Allahabad. The land for the project will be provided by Uttar Pradesh. "RattanIndia has solar projects of more than 240 MW spread across various states of India. All of our solar farms have fully acquired land. 

 

Earlier, RattanIndia had won 70 MW of solar project in Rajasthan through NTPC and 40 MW of solar project in Maharashtra through SECI. 

 

The group is also implementing 10 MW of grid connected solar rooftop projects on CPWD buildings in Delhi and West Bengal which includes important government buildings like The Supreme Court of India and Krishi Bhawan.