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


  • Interview

    The issue of renewable energy availability in India is over; now it's about scale-up: Dr Ajay Mathur

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    Case Study

    Lighting up homes and making cooking cleaner in Karnataka

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    DBT-TERI Centre of Excellence in Advanced Biofuels and Bio-commodities

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    Managing India's clean energy waste: A roadmap for the solar and storage industry

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    Policy Brief

    Full value chain solar PV manufacturing in India - TERI's recommendations

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TERI develops blockchain-enabled prototype to help you sell solar power — through your phone

Dr Shashank Vyas

TERI has developed a platform to facilitate peer-to-peer transactions of solar energy among consumers in the same neighbourhood

रूफटॉप सोलर - अपने बिजली के बिलों को कम करें और पर्यावरण बचाएं

Ms Shweta

सूरत, नई दिल्ली और अन्य शहरों में उपभोक्ताओं ने सोलर रूफटॉप को अपनाकर अपने बिजली के बिलों को कम किया है और साथ ही भारत के नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा लक्ष्यों को पूरा करने में भी मदद की है।

Residents of Gujarat can install rooftop solar power plants with I-SMART

Mr Arpo Mukherjee
Mr Anand Upadhyay

Gujarat announces new solar rooftop subsidy for its residential consumers

Rooftop Solar: Consumer demand aggregation is the way to go

Mr Dhawal Trivedi

Solar rooftop systems for consumers in Surat and New Delhi have helped in reducing electricity bills as well as achieving India’s renewable energy goals.

A biomass-solar combination for cold storage of farm produce

Ms Shruti Rawat
Mr Sunil Dhingra

A novel way of utlising biomass and solar power to create cold storage facility in rural areas

Solar rooftops spell savings for power distribution companies

Mr Alekhya Datta

Rooftop solar PV systems benefit power distribution companies by reducing their technical, financial and operational burden


Empanelment of eligible rooftop solar PV systems integrators for I-SMART

March 6, 2020
to March 16, 2020

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) invites expression of interest (EOI) for the empanelment of eligible rooftop solar PV Systems Integrators for I-SMART programme.

Launch of solar manufacturing policy report

August 7, 2019
to August 7, 2019

Solar growth, globally as well as in India, has been phenomenal due to a variety of factors, the most important being climate concerns arising from use of fossil fuels. With a national goal of 100GW of solar power by 2022 and continuing the growth trend beyond to be able to achieve 40% of non-fossil fuel power by 2030, creation of domestic manufacturing base assumes strategic significance.

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.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course IV - Applications of Biotechnology and its Regulation

November 20, 2017
to December 8, 2017


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.


A truly bright future for renewables

March 10, 2020
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

The key to India's extraordinary success in harnessing cheap solar power has been the competitive tariff-based bidding process, which has given developers full freedom in choosing technology and sourcing products. The public sector Solar Energy Corporation of India of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has just concluded the world's largest renewable-cum-energy storage bid process. The market discovered prices are far lower than expected.

Indias 18K sq km reservoir surface area has potential to generate 280 GW solar energy

February 18, 2020 |
February 18, 2020
The Economic Times

The report 'Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV): A Third Pillar to Solar PV Sector?' by TERI has found that India's reservoirs have 18,000 sq km of area with the potential to generate 280 GW of solar power through floating solar photovoltaic plants.

Centre must not lose the vision

January 21, 2020
| Mr Amit Kumar
| The Pioneer

While several Government initiatives such as reverse auctions and ultra-mega solar parks successfully catapulted this sector to commendable heights, it is time for the Government to provide another push by working proactively to remove already well-recognised bottlenecks. A consistent policy regime with long-term visibility is a prerequisite to encourage private sector investments, whether domestic or foreign. Unfortunately, even at the Central level, lack of clarity on various aspects such as applicable GST and safeguard duty did actually disrupt the pace that the industry had gathered.

REI 2019: Insights About Session on Impact of Solar Energy in 2030

September 19, 2019 |
September 19, 2019
Saur Energy

Talking about the future of solar energy in 2030, Mr Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow, TERI, pointed out that there will be a significant impact on grid operation.

Future to be Driven by Clean Mobility Powered with RE: Dr Ajay Mathur

July 15, 2019 |
July 15, 2019
Saur Energy

The future is expected to be driven by clean mobility powered with abundantly available renewable energy, said Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI.

Powering the Ghats

July 1, 2019 |
July 1, 2019
Renewable Watch

Project team has developed a hybrid solar charging model that ensures continuous flow of electricity to the looms.


Full value chain solar PV manufacturing in India - TERI's recommendations

August 13, 2019

The paper recommends development of 15 GW full value chain solar manufacturing capacity in India by 2024

G20: Aid developing economies to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors

June 24, 2019

TERI's policy proposal on energy transitions to inform the discussions at G20 summit 2019

An implementation plan for a kerosene-to-solar subsidy swap

April 25, 2019

A new report provides a six-step implementation plan for governments to switch kerosene subsidies to solar and ensure clean energy for all

Kerosene to solar PV subsidy swap: The business case for redirecting subsidy expenditure from kerosene to off-grid solar

August 21, 2018

An exploration of the idea of gradually moving from subsidies on kerosene to investing in off-grid solar technologies for marginalised households

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.


Area Convenor, Renewable Energy Technology Applications
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Area Convenor, Pyrolytic Biofuels, Biochar and Green Chemicals
Area Convenor, Electricity & Fuels Group
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Associate Director, Renewable Energy Technologies
Senior Director, Electricity & Fuels Division
Senior Director, Social Transformation
Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technologies