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Supporting local manufacturers of solar panels using the incentives of Ministry of Energy

Supporting local manufacturers of solar panels using the incentives of Ministry of Energy
“Ministry of Energy has provided incentives to support local manufacturers and facilitate the sale of their products." Dr. Satkin said.

Public Relations and International Affairs Office of SATBA reports that Dr. Satkin in the news studio of the first national television channel talked about the reasons of importing solar panels: "Certainly, purchasers of solar panels determine the quality of this product and the Ministry of Energy has provided incentives to support local manufacturers and facilitate the sale of their products. He continued: "Currently, Tariffs can be increased up to a maximum of 30% for power plants constructed, using local know-how, design, and manufacturing.”
Explaining the reasons for not supplying power plant equipment with locally manufactured products, he added: "One of the important issues ahead is whether the capacity of the local manufacturers is sufficient to meet all the needs of the market, despite having the appropriate quality of production."
In response to the question what is the quality of local products like compared to imported goods, he said: "We are solely responsible for generating electricity, and the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade as well as organizations specializing in quality certification, can comment on this."
Dr. Satkin added: "If local manufacturers can receive quality certificates from the competent international authorities, the supply of goods from domestic manufacturing products will also be provided for foreign investors. Currently, local manufactured solar panels are being produced under the license of major international companies.” he added: "If we only focus on supporting equipment manufacturers and prevent the import of products by increasing customs tariffs, there is no doubt that renewable electricity producers will be under pressure."
“Support must be smart, planned and logical, That is, all elements and components of a production process must be realistically supported.” said Dr. Satkin.

Jun 14, 2020 13:17
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