Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

The fate of renewable energy projects in the Great Indian Bustard habitat in Rajasthan and Gujarat hangs in the balance as a section of developers is concerned about the costs ...
Apex Court Issues Specifications for Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

Specifications Notified for Installing Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

The special committee constituted by the Supreme Court, after consultations with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), has specified the technical standards for bird flight diverters to be installed in the ...
India Needs Just 14 GW to Meet the 60 GW by 2022 Large-Scale Solar Target

India Needs Just 14 GW to Meet the 60 GW Large-Scale Solar Target by 2022

India has installed 45.6 GW of utility-scale solar capacity to date, 14.4 GW shy of meeting the government-set target of installing 60 GW by 2022, according to Mercom’s India Solar ...
Power Generators Must Add Diverters to Save the Great Indian Bustard Supreme Court

Power Generators Must Add Diverters to Save the Great Indian Bustard: Supreme Court

The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) saga that has been simmering for some time came up for hearing in the Supreme Court on April 21, 2022. During the course of the ...
Rajasthan Becomes the First 10 GW Solar State

Rajasthan Becomes the First 10 GW Solar State

Rajasthan became the first state in India to surpass 10 GW of cumulative large-scale solar installations, as per Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The state has a total of 32.5 ...
A Bounce Back year: Key Events that Shaped the Solar Sector in 2021

A Bounce Back Year: Key Events that Shaped the Solar Sector in 2021

While solar installation activity picked up the pace in 2021, the growth could have been stronger if not for the challenges the industry faced during the year. India added 2,835 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Solar energy projects to be developed in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican in Rajasthan and Gujarat have been stranded awaiting the decision from the Supreme Court.

Solar Projects in Rajasthan Stranded, Awaiting Supreme Court Order on Great Indian Bustard

Solar energy projects to be developed in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican in Rajasthan and Gujarat have been stranded awaiting the decision from the Supreme ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Great Indian Bustard and the Renewable Energy Sector - How to Save Both

Great Indian Bustard and the Renewable Energy Sector – How to Save Both

Uncertainty looms over the future of renewable power projects in Rajasthan following the Supreme Court order which says that power lines in the region be shifted underground, as electrocution was ...
Rajasthan High Court Cancels Allotment of Public Utility Land to Developer for Solar Park

Rajasthan High Court Cancels Allotment of Public Utility Land to Developer for Solar Park

The Rajasthan High Court has canceled the allotment of public utility land measuring 1,452 bighas (581.56 acres) near Pokhran in Jaisalmer to the Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan (AREPRL). According to Mercom's ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard

Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard

In an important development, the Supreme Court of India has directed the appropriate authorities to install diverters in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and convert the overhead cables ...
/ / Grid, T&D