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।


WasteMAP Workshop on 'Key Strategies for Organic Waste Management'

August 23, 2023
to August 24, 2023

TERI Gram Retreat Centre in Gwal Pahari on August 23rd-24th, 2023

Training on Identifying and Mitigating Risks for Biogas Projects

July 11, 2023
to July 11, 2023

Invitation to Participate in Training on Identifying and Mitigating Risks for Biogas Projects

July 11 at 3 p.m. IST; Virtually 

First Movers Coalition In-Country Workshop

July 11, 2023
to July 13, 2023

11th – 13th July, New Delhi

Online Solar Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP)

May 10, 2023
to July 12, 2023

TEDP 1: 10 May - 6 June 2023 | TEDP 2: 14 June - 12 July 2023

SAP joins TERI Business Council

April 18, 2023
to April 18, 2023

On April 18, 2023, Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI convened a CEO breakfast roundtable meeting along with Mr Paul Marriott, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, Dr. Lovneesh Chanana, Vice President & Head of Government Affairs (Asia Pacific and Japan), SAP ASIA Pte Ltd and Mr Kulmeet Bawa, President, and Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. SAP announced its formal association with TERI Council for Business Sustainability.

2nd Development Working Group Meeting, Side Event

April 6, 2023
to April 6, 2023

6 April 2023 | 1:45 PM – 5:00 PM (IST)


Emerging trends powering India’s clean energy transition

September 6, 2023 |
September 6, 2023
The Financial Express

Floating solar power plants have also become part of India's solar expansion strategies. Based on a study conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India's reservoirs, which span an area of 18,000sq km, hold the potential to generate 280GW of electricity through floating solar panels.

Take that seaweed and make it fuel for your car

August 10, 2023 |
August 10, 2023

The coastal land can be effectively used to grow marine microalgae and seaweed to generate biomass using marine water and atmospheric carbon dioxide without competing for potable water and land says Dr Sanjukta Subudhi, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute.

HT G20 Agenda: Why it makes sense for India to consider biofuels

July 12, 2023 |
July 12, 2023
Hindustan Times

It makes sense for India to consider biofuels as its oil import bills are very high due to scanty petroleum reserves. India's climate is conducive to grow crops on a large scale. If the crop residue can be converted into fuel, it is a win-win situation. Through taller and bigger trees, you can fix more carbon dioxide in the soil and, at the same time, use biomass for biofuel said Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.

The bright side to power storage options

July 6, 2023
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

Solar power is the cheapest source of electricity, far cheaper than from any other new power plant. And it is this which gave India the confidence to announce at COP26 in Glasgow that it would create 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030. It would be the least cost way to meet the country's increasing electricity needs. But as the attainment of this goal gathers momentum, consequential issues will emerge and these need to be addressed in a timely manner.

Breaking stereotypes: Women in energy are transforming India's clean energy and green tech space

May 16, 2023 |
June 14, 2023
ET EnergyWorld

According to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2022, only one in five leadership roles in the energy sector are held by women. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of women making strides in the energy sector, inspiring and empowering others to pursue careers in the field. These women are challenging the status quo and demonstrating that gender should not be a barrier to success in any industry. Renewable energy sector also has many exemplary examples including Ms Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, the International Renewable Energy Agency, Dr.

Giving momentum to decentralised solar power generation

May 15, 2023
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| ET Energyworld

Solar power generation at load centres where there is demand saves the need for investments in transmission. There is, therefore, a strong case for promoting decentralised solar power generation. This is now an imperative as the annual rate of solar power capacity addition has to triple if the goal of 500GW of non-fossil fuel capacity creation by 2030 is to be achieved. Notwithstanding the emphasis in favour of roof top solar, success remains modest.


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

Senior Director, Electricity and Renewables
Area Convener, Industrial Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology
Area Convener, Pyrolytic Biofuels, Biochar and Green Chemicals
Area Convenor, Industrial Energy (Bangalore)
Consultant, Electricity and Renewables Group
Senior Fellow, Electricity and Renewables Group