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


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    Dousing the farm fires: Turning crop waste into wealth for Punjab, Haryana and Delhi NCR

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    Case Study

    Lighting up homes and making cooking cleaner in Karnataka

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    Coalition of industries and countries needed to decarbonise high-emission industry sectors

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    Press Release

    TERI and Cadmus launch Project I-SMART to accelerate rooftop solar installations

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    Policy Brief

    Full value chain solar PV manufacturing in India - TERI's recommendations

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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।

Residents of Gujarat can install rooftop solar power plants with I-SMART

Mr Arpo Mukherjee
Mr Anand Upadhyay

Gujarat announces new solar rooftop subsidy for its residential consumers

Rooftop Solar: Consumer demand aggregation is the way to go

Mr Dhawal Trivedi

Solar rooftop systems for consumers in Surat and New Delhi have helped in reducing electricity bills as well as achieving India’s renewable energy goals.

A biomass-solar combination for cold storage of farm produce

Ms Shruti Rawat
Mr Sunil Dhingra

A novel way of utlising biomass and solar power to create cold storage facility in rural areas

Solar rooftops spell savings for power distribution companies

Mr Alekhya Datta

Rooftop solar PV systems benefit power distribution companies by reducing their technical, financial and operational burden

Why battery energy storage is key to renewables' growth

TERI Web Desk

Apart from helping smoothen grid integration of renewables, battery storage can also help discoms with demand side management


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.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course VIII - Integrated approach towards sustainable development

March 12, 2018
to March 29, 2018


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


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


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


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.


REI 2019: Insights About Session on Impact of Solar Energy in 2030

September 19, 2019 |
September 19, 2019
Saur Energy

Talking about the future of solar energy in 2030, Mr Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow, TERI, pointed out that there will be a significant impact on grid operation.

Future to be Driven by Clean Mobility Powered with RE: Dr Ajay Mathur

July 15, 2019 |
July 15, 2019
Saur Energy

The future is expected to be driven by clean mobility powered with abundantly available renewable energy, said Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI.

Powering the Ghats

July 1, 2019 |
July 1, 2019
Renewable Watch

Project team has developed a hybrid solar charging model that ensures continuous flow of electricity to the looms.

Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply for households: Study

April 18, 2019 |
April 18, 2019
ET Energy World

Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, according to a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and TERI.

'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


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

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.

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.


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
Associate Director, Renewable Energy Technologies
Senior Director, Electricity & Fuels Division
Senior Director, Social Transformation
Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technologies