Renewable Energy

We envisioned a renewable energy-rich future in the early1980s and developed our strength in technologies, policies, and market designs to promote it. We focus on establishing performance benchmarks and quality standards for renewable energy technologies. We also build research partnerships and programmes with industry and academia, to develop new solutions in solar, wind and biomass energy.

renewable energy



    Renewable Energy: Harnessing the last three ‘horses of energy’

    India is in the middle of one of the largest programmes globally for expansion of renewable power

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    It takes a village - Surat's united effort to embrace solar power

    Surat Smart City leads the way in adopting rooftop solar power after a short and intense campaign

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    Solar rooftops: A Delhi neighbourhood takes the leap

    A 100 KW rooftop solar plant was inaugurated in Dwarka, New Delhi as part of the Solar City initiative

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    Eight years of National Solar Mission: Renewing the renewables target

    The National Solar Mission, officially launched on January 11, 2010, has tasted success in its first two phases

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    From lab to home - How I integrated renewables in my life

    Solar lanterns, clay refrigerators and electric vehicles. How do they fare in daily life?

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From lab to room- how I integrated renewables in my life

Mr Shashank Vyas

Our researcher put theory into practice and made reduced carbon footprint a way of life

Before solar power became a buzzword, thanks to the plummeting electricity tariffs under the National Solar Mission, it was a part of a silent revolution at my home.

Renewable Energy: Harnessing the last three 'horses of energy'

Dr Ashvini Kumar

India's tryst with renewable power goes back decades. In the past few years, it has grown even more ambitious regarding the share of renewables in its energy mix.

Eight years of National Solar Mission: Renewing the renewables target

Mr Shirish S Garud

The National Solar Mission's original target of achieving 20 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected solar power plants by 2020 has been since revised to 100 GW


1st CharIN India Conference: Enabling e-mobility in India by means of CCS, trendsetter to empower the EV ecosystem

May 11, 2018
to May 11, 2018

Stakeholders of the Indian EV-market and experts from CharIN and EV-related industries will meet during the 1st CharIN India Conference, scheduled for May 11th, 2018 in New Delhi to discuss about the future of e-mobility in India powered by the Combined Charging System (CCS). This one-day conference consists of technical speeches, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course VIII - Integrated approach towards sustainable development

March 12, 2018
to March 29, 2018


TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18 Course VI - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

January 29, 2018
to February 16, 2018


TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.


Navi Mumbai's first 'waste-to-energy' project to be inaugurated in 2 weeks

April 26, 2018 |
April 26, 2018
Hindustan Times

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has readied its first-ever waste-to-energy plant in the city. The civic body along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has developed a unit wherein coconut waste will be processed to generate electricity. The plant has been developed near the dumping ground in Turbhe.

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Air pollution, waste management continue to be areas of concern: report

April 4, 2018 |
April 4, 2018
Business Standard

Air pollution and waste management continue to be areas of concern and in 2016, over 68 per cent of air quality monitoring sites exceeded the annual ambient concentration level of PM2.5, according to a report by TERI. TERI has launched its yearly data directory TERI Energy Data Directory and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2018. The yearbook said air pollution and waste management are still areas of concern. Data from 2015 shows that almost all states experienced high concentrations of PM10, exceeding CPCB standards.

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Solar power will cost less than thermal in 6-7 years, says Ajay Mathur

March 10, 2018 |
March 10, 2018
Business Standard

At a time when air pollution has become a leading environmental threat to public health, TERI's Director-General, Dr Ajay Mathur,  said that India's dependence on thermal power would end by 2050. Dr Mathur, in an interview with the newspaper, said solar batteries would become cheaper than coal by the mid-2020s and nuclear power is not economically viable for the country now.

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Solar PV for Enhancing Electricity Access in Kenya: What Policies are Required?

July 1, 2015

Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country's economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.6 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95 per cent of these people are either in Sub-Saharan African or developing Asia and 84 per cent are in rural areas (International Energy Agency, 2015).

Biofuel Promotion in India for Transport: Exploring the Grey Areas

February 7, 2015

India happens to be the world's fourth largest energy consumer and a consumer of crude and petroleum products after the United States,China, and Japan. The net oil import dependency of India rose from 43 per cent in 1990 to 71 per cent in 2012 that resulted in a huge strain on the current account as well as the government exchequer. Transport sector accounts for the largest share (around 51 per cent) in terms of consumption of petroleum products in India.

What would India need for moving to a 100% renewable energy scenario by 2050?

December 20, 2014

The Fifth Assessment Reports released by the IPCC indicates that increase in global temperatures is proportional to the build-up of long-lasting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, especially carbon dioxide. Various models have estimated 680-1200 billion tonnes of CO2 as being the maximum volume of CO2 that could be emitted till 2100 into the atmosphere to still stay within the 2 °C limit. However, few countries have made efforts to move towards any major deviations from their past emission trajectories.


Area Convenor, Renewable Energy Technology Applications
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Area Convenor, Electricity & Fuels Group
Director, Electricity & Fuels Division
Senior Director, Social Transformation
Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technologies