India to offer incentives to solar PV makers

In a bid  to attract global firms that are planning to shift manufacturing out of China, India is working on incentives for producers of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and battery storage. The government is also looking at a package for 18,000 crore for battery storage manufacturing over the next six years, and a 4,500 crore scheme to attract solar PV makers.

Another measure in the pipeline is that India is planning to build at least four Tesla-style giga factories to manufacture batteries with an investment of around US$4 billion. It is also planning to offer land near its ports to companies for building solar equipment factories. The move follows the government’s decision to impose tariff and non-tariff barriers to put a check on imported solar cells and modules that will make their sourcing from China costlier.

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