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




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

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    झारखण्ड: क्वारंटाइन लोगों की ज़िंदगी सोलर से चमकी

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    Project Report

    Renewable Power Pathways: Modelling the Integration of Wind and Solar in India by 2030

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कोविड -19 वैक्सीन: विश्वसनीय कोल्ड चेन के लिए सौर ऊर्जा

Mr Amit Kumar

भारत में दुनिया के सबसे बड़े टीकाकरण कार्यक्रमों का संचालन होता आया है, इसलिए यहां कोविड -19 टीके को जरूरतमंदों तक पहुंचाने में बहुत ज़्यादा समस्या नहीं होगी। लेकिन वर्तमान परिदृश्य में इस पृष्ठभूमि के आधार पर केवल एक हद तक ही ऐसा निष्कर्ष निकाला जा सकता है। इस दृष्टि से यह ठीक ही है कि नीति आयोग की ओर से गठित एक टॉस्क फ़ोर्स वैक्सीन के वितरण यानी लॉजिस्टिक्स पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर रही है। इसमें ख़ास तौर पर कोल्ड चेन पर ध्यान देना शामिल है जो वैक्सीन की गुणवत्ता बरक़रार रखने में मददगार होगी।

हाथियों के डर से बेख़ौफ़ हुए असम के गाँव: सोलर ने दी आज़ादी

Mr Ramchandra Pal

सौर स्ट्रीट लाइट से असम के गाँव में रहने वाले इन लोगों की ज़िंदगी में बदलाव आए हैं। गाँव में नई दुकानें खुल गयी हैं। जिससे लोगों को रोज़गार के अवसर भी मिले हैं। महिलाएं सुरक्षित महसूस करती हैं।

India's energy transition: The challenge with decision-making at a time of rapid change

India has set ambitious targets towards the achievement of the dual goals of climate action and sustainable development through its nationally determined contributions and energy access commitments. As India starts a new decade of energy transition, it is an opportune time to assess where India stands in achieving its targets as well as to identify the key challenges being faced during this transition.

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।


Launch of Pramaan – Portal for Renewable Energy Action Assessment Metrics

October 8, 2020
to October 8, 2020

TERI launches its portal that will help commercial and industrial sector organisations to assess their progress in integrating renewable energy in their functioning and moving towards a low-carbon future

The Potential Role of Hydrogen in India

September 21, 2020
to September 21, 2020

E-launch of 'A Fiscally Responsible Green Stimulus' report

August 24, 2020
to August 24, 2020

Recognising fiscal constraints, the report explores policy and regulatory interventions that would encourage private investment to provide a green stimulus to economic recovery in India.

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.


How India can accelerate its energy transition

December 17, 2020
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energyworld

Given the trajectory on which we are moving forward, the time has come to start a discussion on making India net carbon neutral.

Solar technical training concludes at Yognilayam

December 9, 2020 |
December 9, 2020
The Sentinel

Under the umbrella initiatives of Green Skill Development Programme supported by Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, TERI -- one of the ENVIS Resource Partners -- started a six-week long solar energy certificate course for 30 rural and unemployed youths of Assam at Yognilayam, Abhaypur, North Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with Seva Bharati Purbanchal.

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.


Making Mission Possible: Delivering a Net-Zero Economy

September 16, 2020

The primary route to decarbonisation will be clean electrification, complemented by hydrogen, sustainable biomass and fossil fuels combined with carbon capture, says the report

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).



Area Convener, Renewable Energy Technology Applications
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Area Convener, Pyrolytic Biofuels, Biochar and Green Chemicals
Area Convener, 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