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

NEW IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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    Solar rooftops - the affordable renewable energy option

    A solar PV system offers multiple environmental and economic benefits

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    Interview

    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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    Article

    Can the technology behind Bitcoin aid transition to renewable energy?

    Blockchain technology can enable decentralised energy distribution, monitoring and trading

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    Article

    Thermal gasifiers to the rescue of MSME energy needs

    Biomass gasifiers are a clean and cost-effective renewable energy source for MSMEs

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    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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Projects

Articles

Making micro-credit financing a vehicle for clean energy in rural India

Mr P B Singh

Partnership with a local micro-finance institution helps take clean cooking and lighting technology into poor homes in a village in Bihar

Solar rooftops - the affordable renewable energy option

Mr Abhinav Jain

Installing a solar PV system offers multiple environmental and economic benefits

Thermal gasifiers to the rescue of MSME energy needs

Mr Sunil Dhingra

Biomass gasifiers are a clean and cost-effective renewable energy source for the MSME sector in India

Events

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

About TERI-ITEC

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

About TERI-ITEC

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.

News

India may hit Paris climate targets ahead of schedule: TERI

June 28, 2018 |
June 28, 2018
The Hindu Business line

India may well achieve the national targets set to address climate change under the Paris Agreement before 2030, as around 30 per cent of the country's installed electricity generation capacity is now non-fossil-based. India's target is 40 per cent non-fossil-based power capacity by 2030. "We can meet the targets ahead of schedule if we are able to meet our solar battery cost challenges," says Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change.

How India should address the challenge of utilizing biomass energy

May 24, 2018
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energy World

The technology for converting cow dung to useful commercial energy has been in use in large dairy farms across the world. The useful energy goes up about three times with modern technology. The technologies for using wood and crop residues as a source of useful energy have also matured. Heating wood by restricting the flow of air converts it into charcoal. Recent developments have created a window of opportunity for a smooth transformation in the use of bio energy in the country.

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.

Policy

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.

Team

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