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।


ASEAN-India High-Level Conference on Renewable Energy

February 7, 2022
to February 8, 2022

The two-day conference on virtual mode will discuss recent advancements in renewable energy latest technologies and provide a platform to stakeholders from India and ASEAN member countries to deliberate on renewable energy policies and regulatory frameworks.

World Wind Energy Conference 2021

November 24, 2021
to November 26, 2021

The virtual conference will focus on the clean energy transition and on ways to accelerate adding more solar and wind capacity in the country's energy systems as per our commitments under the Paris Agreement.

On 24-26 November 2021

National Conference on COP26 Charter of Actions

October 13, 2021
to October 13, 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held from 1–12 November 2021 in Glasgow will aim to mobilize the action on mitigation, adaptation, and resilience, and strengthen the narrative for better alignment with sustainable development goals (SDGs).

India - Hydrogen Landscape

September 7, 2021
to September 7, 2021

The webinar aims to familiarise Norwegian companies with the Indian hydrogen sector.

On 7 September 2021, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM IST

Knowledge Webinar series: Transforming to a net-zero emissions scenario

August 4, 2021
to August 4, 2021

To support the principles of the Industry Charter for Near Zero Emission Ambition by 2050, TERI is hosting a series of Knowledge Webinars to share insights with practitioners and leaders of Indian industry.

On 4 August 2021, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM IST

State Consultative Roundtable Dialogue on PM KUSUM and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

July 7, 2021
to July 7, 2021

The consultative dialogue will present the key takeaways from the 'Guidebook for State Policymakers on Maximizing the Social and Environmental Benefits from Solar Pump Schemes'

On 7th July 2021, 1500-1700 hrs


Rooftop solar is a better bet for India than large-scale renewable energy projects

September 5, 2021 |
September 5, 2021

Large solar farms often require a lot of water to keep the panels well-maintained. In places where water is a precious commodity such as Rajasthan, this is a concern, said Mr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods programme, TERI.

Energy storage: The way ahead for India's energy journey

April 6, 2021
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energyworld

A recent TERI study has found that total system costs do not rise with the share of renewables going up to 40 per cent. The challenge is meeting the demand for electricity without burning coal when the sun is no longer shining and the wind is not blowing. Last year, bids were invited for storage by SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) and the results were very encouraging. The combined rates of renewable energy with storage were comparable with the rates from new coal based thermal power plants.

Climate Action: Getting back on Paris climate track

March 24, 2021
| Dr Sebastian Helgenberger
| Ms Neha Pahuja
| Financial Express

India has tremendous potential for a 'green recovery' from the impacts of Covid-19: The decarbonisation of India's energy sector has a strong role to play in reviving the economy and the health system by boosting employment, fostering rural electrification as foundation of local value creation, and unburdening national health systems by reducing the prevalence of respiratory diseases. The various co-benefits that accompany climate action link the missions and mandates of several ministries.

Our Journey Towards Energy Access Using Solar Domestic Systems in North-eastern India

January 26, 2021
| Dr Manjushree Banerjee
| Mr Ramchandra Pal
| AltEnergyMag

The rural households in Assam, in particular, those in the vicinity of forests and away from the main roads remain un-electrified. To overcome this challenge, the Numaligarh Refinery Limited along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) initiated energy access measures in a phase wise manner since the year 2015. Based on need assessment in the villages, Solar Domestic Systems (SDS) with four light points, one mobile charging point and one portable solar lantern was installed in around 140 households. The SDS was able to provide lighting up to four hours in a day.

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.


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

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

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