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

  • Blog

    TERI increases its solar footprint

    TERI recently laid the foundation stone of a 228 kW solar rooftop system and a new solar pump testing facility

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    Solar power runs Varanasi's boats

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    Article

    Blockchain and distributed clean energy: How do the twain meet?

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    Discussion Paper

    'India can manage a progressive transition from coal to renewables'

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    Article

    De-risking solar investments in India

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Projects

Articles

Reevaluating the lens to measure battery energy storage cost

Mr Ashish Kumar Sharma

One must look beyond just upfront cost and also consider life cycle economic assessment when evaluating the cost of battery energy storage systems

Blockchain and distributed clean energy: How do the twain meet?

Dr Shashank Vyas

Innovative application of blockchain can empower the smart distribution grid of tomorrow

TERI increases its solar footprint

Dr Ajay Mathur

TERI laid the foundation stone of a 228 kW solar rooftop system and of a new solar pump testing facility in its campus in Gurugram, Haryana

Green growth intervention and job creation

Sufficiently skilled workers will be needed for employment in renewable energy and green building job markets in India

De-risking solar investments in India

Dr Ashvini Kumar

There is a need for financial de-risking instruments to keep up the momentum of the country's progress in solar energy.

Modern bioenergy to lead renewables growth till 2023: IEA

Ms Aastha Manocha

IEA's five-year forecast report on renewable energy has termed modern bioenergy the 'overlooked giant' of the field

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.

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

November 20, 2017
to December 8, 2017

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.

REtopia 2017: "21st Century Energy Renaissance through Renewables"

September 22, 2017
to September 23, 2017

Background:

The department of Energy and Environment of TERI University is organizing the 7th edition of REtopia, the annual technical symposium, at the TERI University campus on 22nd and 23rd of September, 2017 around the theme "21st Century Energy Renaissance through Renewables". REtopia was started by students from M.Tech. Renewable Energy Engineering and Management (REEM) of the Department of Energy and Environment at TERI University in the year 2011 as an annual technical conclave.

Talk by Dr Martin Keller, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA on 'The Road Ahead for Solar, Wind, and Bioenergy Technologies'

August 22, 2017
to August 22, 2017

Dr Martin Keller, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA deliberated on 'The Road Ahead for Solar, Wind and Bioenergy Technologies' at TERI on August 22.

Speaking about the immense potential of renewables, Dr Keller said, "We are just at the beginning of innovation in renewables."

News

'Flexible' power system key to renewables push

February 22, 2019
| Dr Ajay Mathur
| The Hindu Business Line

The drop in renewable energy tariffs in India is one of the true success stories of the last few years. From around Rs 10-12/kWh in 2010, solar tariffs have come down to Rs 2.5-3/kWh. Wind tariffs have fallen from Rs 4.5-5/kWh to a similar range as solar. There is no longer any doubt that renewables are cheaper than new coal, and indeed cheaper than large shares of the existing coal fleet. India stands before the real prospect of being the first country in history to power its development through an early leap into renewables.

Solar power tariffs will be lower than Rs 2.30/unit by 2030: TERI report

February 14, 2019 |
February 14, 2019
The Hindu Business Line

According to the TERI report, the levelised cost of electricity from ground-mounted solar projects will fall from Rs 2.87 a unit in 2018 to Rs 2.30 a unit in 2030

Renewables to be preferred energy source by 2030: Report

February 13, 2019 |
February 13, 2019
The Hindu Business Line

Renewables would be preferred source of energy by 2030 with tariffs ranging between Rs 1.9-2.6 per unit for wind and solar power and storage cost declining by around 70 per cent, according to a report by Energy Transition Commission released on the sidelines of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2019.

Clean, green and viable: Tomorrow's electricity system

February 8, 2019
| Dr Ajay Mathur
| Energy World

We can make the best use of low-cost renewable electricity if we can simultaneously create a market, which enables price discovery, for capacity availability. It would bring out the efficient coal power plans today or storage capacity, such as batteries, tomorrow. There is a need for multi-stakeholder engagement that will discuss, debate and promote actions needed for the seamless integration of low-cost renewable electricity. The Energy Transitions Commission is a step in this direction. As can be expected, there are many actions that are needed.

System to provide clean energy to off-grid populations developed

February 4, 2019 |
February 4, 2019
Business Standard

TERI, in partnership with STEAG Energy Services, has developed a system to provide clean energy to off-grid populations

Solar pump testing and research lab coming up at TERI

January 18, 2019 |
January 18, 2019
PV Magazine

TERI has signed an agreement with the Maxop Research and Testing Institute to establish laboratories to test solar water pumping systems and other solar products in compliance with Bureau of Indian Standards regulations and international standards.

Policy

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.

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
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Area Convenor, Electricity & Fuels Group
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Senior Fellow, Renewable Energy Technologies
Director, Electricity & Fuels Division
Senior Director, Social Transformation
Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technologies