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


  • Press Release

    India to have 60% power capacity from renewable energy by 2030: RK Singh

    Sh. RK Singh, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy, released TERI's report on 'Renewable Power Pathways' at the Energy Transitions webinar, the second pre-event of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021

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    Policy Brief

    Make Hydrogen in India: Driving India towards the clean energy technology frontier

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सोलर से चमके झारखण्ड के स्कूल: लालटेन और दिए से मिली छुट्टी

Mr Sanjeev Kumar

जगमग पाठशाला परियोजना के अंतर्गत गुमला के बिशुनपुर प्रखंड में कुल 12 विद्यालयों में सोलर पावर प्लांट की स्थापना की गयी। विद्यालयों में स्थापित इन पावर प्लांट्स में इतनी क्षमता है कि विद्यालय की सभी कक्षाओं, कार्यालयों, शौचालय एवं रसोई घर में पर्याप्त रौशनी की सुविधा होती है।

Bringing down the sun to power India's small enterprises

Mr Prashanta Kumar Swain

A study by TERI explored the feasibility and potential of solar PV applications in the MSME sector in rural India. Here's what it found

बनारसी साड़ी की चमक पर छाया कोरोना का अँधेरा

Mr Jitendra Tiwari
Mr Kishor Kumar Choudhary

जिनके कारखाने पहले पावर लूम के शोर से गुलज़ार रहते थे अब वहां उदासी छायी हुई है। लॉकडाउन ने बनारसी साड़ी के कारोबार को रोक दिया है। लेकिन इस क्षेत्र में प्रवासियों को रोज़गार के मौक़े नज़र आ रहे हैं।

मंदाकिनी की अल्हड़ लहरों से लड़ने वाले अब सोलर नाव चलाते हैं

Mr Kishor Kumar Choudhary
Mr Jitendra Tiwari

सौर शक्ति ने बदली चित्रकूट के नाविकों की ज़िंदगी। सोलर पैनल अब सिर्फ़ घरो के लिए नहीं बल्कि नाविकों के लिए भी फायदेमंद है।

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।


E-workshop on projects funded under Norwegian Framework Agreement between the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TERI

August 7, 2020
to August 7, 2020

The overall goal of the framework agreement under the theme ‘Sustainability and Clean Energy’ is to enhance sustainable development through clean energy technologies

National Workshop on Application of Solar PV in MSME clusters in India

July 30, 2020
to July 30, 2020

The webinar aims to share the findings of a study exploring the feasibility and potential of solar PV applications in manufacturing-based small-scale MSME clusters.

TERI CBS Thought Leadership Webinar: Transition Pathways to a High Share of Renewables in the Indian Power Sector by 2030

July 10, 2020
to July 10, 2020

The webinar focussed on India's power demand scenario analysis till 2030, implications for adoption of renewables, and roles of various agencies in enabling the ease of energy transition for corporates towards renewables.

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.


Renewable Energy - Lowering tariffs, mounting challenges

June 20, 2020
| Mr Amit Kumar
| ETEnergyworld

States working in tandem with the Centre must look at the energy transition as a means to fulfil their commitment to universal energy access, pollution-free environment, and job creation. The execution of power evacuation infrastructure will have to keep pace with our overall vision of renewable energy development. We must take cognisance of the fact that often these under-appreciated risks can have wider ramifications. This necessitates much better alignment between policy goals and the key implementation partners, particularly at the state level.

Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India

June 17, 2020
| Mr Sunil Dhingra
| Money Control

Decentralised cold storage holds the key to not only reducing losses but also to rejuvenating agriculture and boosting rural employment. Decentralised cold storage systems are essential for intermediary storage at the local farm level. This area is still at a nascent stage in India and, therefore, has tremendous growth potential given the large production volume of perishable fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Cold storage facilities based on alternative power solutions, such as solar or biomass, could prove to be very useful for the farmers and Farmer Producers' Organisations.

India's transition to a low carbon economy

June 4, 2020
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| Indiainc

As the carbon emissions per unit of electricity decline, India can look at a parallel transition away from fossil fuels in transport. The electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) can be mandated to put up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in cities and along our national highways. The distribution business being regulated in India, this investment can get return along with other distribution investments through the tariffs set by the Regulators.

Green thrust to economic recovery

June 2, 2020 |
June 2, 2020
The Hindu Business Line

With regard to the renewable energy sector, as and when the domestic market opens in a post-Covid scenario, a substantial downward revision in the trajectory for demand growth is expected, along with a slower growth rate. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI. this will impact the required trajectory of generation capacity expansion, in order to meet demand growth. There was already had a situation of overcapacity in the thermal (read coal) sector prior to Covid, which led to many new plants becoming stranded assets or non-performing assets.

Solar power for reliable ICT infrastructure and digital services

May 19, 2020
| Mr Amit Kumar
| ET EnergyWorld

While for most people digital transformation was so far more of an abstract concept, something far off in future, the Covid 19 pandemic has brought it into sharp focus. ICT and digital platforms have ensured that the world does not come to a grinding halt and that some semblance of order remains in our daily lives. Reliable energy supply has a direct bearing on reliability and availability of ICT infrastructure and digital service delivery.

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.


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