外文标题：China's cheap solar panels cause dark spots in Indian market
NEW DELHI: In the narrow, crowded and serpentine lanes of Lajpat Rai Market in front of the Red Fort in Delhi, there are hundreds of vendors selling Chinese solar panels at less than half the price of Indian brands, much like vegetables, to buyers from power-starved villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana.
However, instead of helping realise the dream of transforming the lives of more than 300 million people who live without electricity in the country, these Chinese products are wrecking the market as they often stop working within months, industry insiders allege. They say only import regulations and quality standardisation can check this "e-waste dumping" by China.
A shopkeeper at Lajpat Rai Market said most buyers go for cheap Chinese solar panels despite traders' warnings.
"We tell them these have no service warranty, no performance guarantees but they think we're fooling them into buying costly products. Within months their solar systems stop working and they call up crying after having lost all investment," he said.
Jeet Khoker (Unknown)
Big question is why indian companies can't compete on price ?
Gs Rajput (Agra)
Indian media often treat Indian people as stupid. If Chinese products are so unreliable, Why Chinese producta re so welcomed in the market? All Indians are dumb? Chinese solar panel industry is the most competitive one in the world. No others can even come close............
Siddhartha Bonnerjee (Siliguri)
Can't blame people as they are getting it in cheap price, but this are not long lasting, as China is not concerned about quality products.
anand v (mumbai)
Cheap Chinese panel ......... The so called Indian panel is nothing but Chinese panel with Indian Label.
Navin Jain (Unknown)
Why can't the govt. provide 24*7 electricity, there is abundant coal and water resources in the country
raj rao (Bangalore)
People will get bad perception about Soalr products if it does not work after a month.
Raj Kumar Singh (Visakhapatnam)
MAKE in INDIA will encounter this problem
amit parkhani (vadodara)
The Govt. should immediately put some restrictions if not ban these cheap solar panels.