Renewable Energy

We envisioned a renewable energy-rich future in the early 1980s 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




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।


Promoting clean energy for micro-enterprises in Uttar Pradesh- pathways for just transition and livelihoods’

November 2, 2022
to November 2, 2022

On 2th November 2022 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Pumped Storage Plants : Key Enabler of India's energy Transition

October 28, 2022
to October 28, 2022

At the Glasgow COP26 meeting last year, the Hon’ble Prime Minister promised to strengthen India’s climate commitments. He made five promises, and called them the 'Panchamrits.' India’s new 2030 targets are the following:

Overcoming awareness and financing challenges in implementing solar irrigation schemes

June 22, 2022
to June 22, 2022

On 22th June 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM


Need to forge pacts to attain India's net-zero targets: Industry leaders

January 18, 2023 |
January 18, 2023
Business Standard

At a fireside chat organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Invest India in association with TERI during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on 17 January 2023 Mr Girish Sethi, Senior Director, TERI, drew attention to the commitments made by India towards its net-zero targets at COP26 in Glasgow, and underscored the array of initiatives undertaken since at the government level, with the National Green Hydrogen Mission being the latest, to make the targets attainable.

Green hydrogen economy

January 6, 2023 |
January 6, 2023
Navbharat Times

The govt has made a good start on the energy transition; it should now move fast on implementation guidelines. The national green hydrogen mission, a key project for ensuring energy transition, is also the cornerstone of India's climate action targets for 2030 and the 2070 'Net Zero' goal. According to TERI estimates, by 2030, green hydrogen will become increasingly competitive, coinciding with a decline in electrolyser costs and the increasing load factors of solar plants. 

Modi's Rs 20,000 crore green hydrogen mission gets Cabinet nod; PLI scheme in offing for manufacturing base

January 4, 2023 |
January 4, 2023
The Financial Express

The Union Cabinet approved provisions for the Narendra Modi government's ambitious National Green Hydrogen Mission for Rs 19,774 crore. Rs 17,490 crore from the sanctioned amount will be allocated for strategic interventions, while Rs 1,466 crore will be used to conduct pilot projects and Rs 800 crore for R&D components. According to a report by TERI, Hydrogen demand could increase by at least 5-fold by 2050, continuing to grow in the second half of the century.

How will India as G20 President steer Energy Transition?

December 28, 2022
| Mr R R Rashmi
| The Economic Times

G20 leadership is an opportunity for India to shape the energy transition dialogue on its own terms. Prime Minister's personal commitment to the principle of Lifestyle for Environment may be a good basis for India to convince the rest of G20 about the legitimacy of transition that is just for both present and future generations.

State’s tech educators learn green practices

December 21, 2022 |
December 21, 2022
The Times of India

Teachers across state-run technical institutes in Goa, including from government colleges for engineering, pharmacy, architecture, art, and polytechnics, are undergoing training funded by the central government on sustainable practices, such as rainwater harvesting, solar and wind power generation, and waste management. The training involved field visits and hands-on training with experts engaged from other parts of the country as well, including from TERI, Delhi.

In waning coal belt of Ramgarh, solar power saves the day for women entrepreneurs

December 16, 2022 |
December 16, 2022
Indo Asian News Service (IANS)

Mr Prashant Kumar Swain, Fellow (Rural Energy and Livelihood), TERI, said "We have been working in the renewable  energy sector for the last 20 years. Our focus has always been on lighting up homes. But now, we are looking at projects that use electricity for livelihood. We tried to understand the people's energy needs, their usage patterns, and then liaised with solar system suppliers before project implementation."


Inclusive Energy Transitions: Messages For The G20 Forum

January 3, 2023

Inclusive energy transitions are key to achieving sustainable development and climate goals. The concept of just transitions around coal in the context of energy supply and mitigation has gained discursive traction in recent times, and further moved forward towards the people-centered transition approaches

Road to Sharm El-Sheikh: Towards Equity and Climate Justice

November 7, 2022

Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6th -18th November 2022. The COP27 Presidency lays out the vision for inclusive, rules-based, ambitious, substantive outcomes, commensurate with the challenges based on science and guided by principles building on agreements, decisions, pledges, and commitments from Rio 1992 to Glasgow 2021.

A Model-Based Assessment of Variable Renewable Grid Integration Costs in India

February 23, 2021

To understand the costs of integrating variable renewable energy in India's electricity grid, TERI has conducted a model-based assessment

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

Area Convenor, Industrial Energy (Bangalore)
Area Convener, Renewable Energy Technology Applications
Director, Renewable Energy Technologies
Area Convener, Pyrolytic Biofuels, Biochar and Green Chemicals
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Senior Director, Electricity & Fuels