About 84 per cent of solar cells and modules imports were from China alone in 2015-16, Parliament was informed today.
As much as $1.96 worth of solar cells and modules were imported from China against the total imports of these equipment of $2.34 billion in 2015-16, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal stated in a written reply to Rajya Sabha today. According to the reply, India had imported solar cells and modules worth $820.95 million in 2014-15 including $603.34 million imports from China alone. Similarly, out of the total imports of other photocells of $64.57 million, $49.96 million were from China alone in the last fiscal. As per the statement, total wind mills imports were $727,741 which includes $190,096 from China alone.