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  • Energy Within Environmental Constraints (Self Paced)

    Humanity faces an immense challenge: providing abundant energy to everyone without wrecking the planet. If we want a high-energy future while protecting the natural world for our children, we must consider the environmental consequences of energy production and use. But money matters too: energy...

  • Energy Principles and Renewable Energy

    An introduction to the language of energy, key scientific principles that underpin energy systems, future energy challenges and available renewable energy options.

    This course is an excellent foundation for equipping learners to understand the basics of everything related to energy and...

  • Model RFP for Solar Rooftop
    First Draft for Request for Selection of Bidder for Implementation of Grid Connected Roof Top Solar PV System on Government Buildings in <> under the Smart Cities Mission.., 2018.

    This is a First Draft Document that can be used by cities by customizing the douments based on their requirements for Selection of Bidder for Implementation of Grid Connected Roof Top Solar PV System on Government Buildings.

  • Solar and Wind Ahmedabad
    Wind Power Plant and Solar Rooftop in Ahmedabad., 2018.

    This presentation by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation details Solar and Wind Power projects  in the city

  • Energy
    Energizing India In A Joint Project Report of NITI Aayog and IEEJ. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    A statement of Intent (SOI) was signed between NITI Aayog and IEEJ under which three joint studies were done by NITI Aayog and IEEJ for India and Japan:
    • Assessing natural gas demand and analyzing the impact of its increased uptake on the overall
    energy scenario
    • Analyzing...

  • Biomass Management
    Action Plan for Biomass Management In Report of the Task Force on Biomass Management. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    Air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) has been a prime concern for its severe health impact on general public, especially the children and senior citizens. Over past couple of years, there have been episodic incidents of air quality dipping to alarming levels across Delhi-NCR....

  • Energy Transition Index
    Fostering Effective Energy Transition. World Economic Forum, 2018.

    The first edition of the Fostering Effective Energy Transition report, prepared with analytical support from McKinsey & Company, is part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The report introduces the “Energy Transition Index”, which builds upon the...

  • Renewable Energy
    Renewable 2018: Global Status Report. REN21, 2018.

    This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR) reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which the overall transition is not advancing with the speed needed. While momentum in the power...

  • Gujarat wind and Solar Hybrid Policy
    Gujarat, Government of. Gujarat Wind Solar Hybrid Policy 2018. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2018.

    The State of Gujarat is blessed with a long coastline and good wind speeds for harnessing of the wind Energy potential of more than 80,000 MW. Gujarat is also rich in solar energy resource with sustanitial amounts of barren and unclutivable land, solar radition on the range of 5.5-6 kilowatt-...

  • Solar Rooftop in NDMC Buildings
    Solar Rooftop in NDMC Buildings - NDMC In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    NDMC has recently started implementing solar rooftops for harnessing solar power in municipal buildings; grid-connected roof top solar power has been installations on multiple government/ public buildings in NDMC area.

  • Renewable Electricity Tariff
    CERC), Central Electricit. CERC (Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2017. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, 2017.

    In exercise of powers conferred under Section 61 read with Section 178 (2)(s) of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003), and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, and after previous publication, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby makes the following regulations, namely...

  • National Energy Policy_Notice
    National Energy Policy_Policy Document
    Draft National Energy Policy. New Delhi: NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    The Government had tasked NITI Aayog to draft the National Energy Policy (NEP) which would reflect the priorities of the Government and also capture the opportunities that have emerged both in energy technologies and markets across the globe. The above policy would replace the Integrated Energy...

  • Solar Energy
    Solar Energy
    Solar Energy (Self Paced)

    In the third edition of Solar Energy, you will learn to design a complete photovoltaic system. This course introduces the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced...

  • Financing renewable
    IREDA’s Financing Norms & Schemes. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, 2017.

    All the projects in Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency/ Conservation and other environmental sustainable technologies, including Power Generation, Transmission, Renovation & Modernization, which are techno-commercially viable, are eligible to obtain finance from IREDA. The eligible...

  • Energy and Finance
    Shakya, Clare, and Rebecca Byrnes. Turning up the volume: financial aggregation for off-grid energy. International Institute for Environment and Development, 2017.

    Despite headway made in recent years, the decentralised renewable energy sector is still at an early stage and investing in this sector presents the significant challenge of matching the type and scale of finance offered by investors with the finance needs of small-scale energy access for...

  • energy efficiency report
    Vishwanathan, Saritha S., Amit Garg, Vineet Tiwari, Bhushan Kankal, Manmohan Kapshe, and Tirthankar Nag. Enhancing Energy Efficiency in India: Assessment of Sectoral Potentials. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, 2017.

    In terms of the future growth of energy and related greenhouse gas emissions, China and India stand out from other countries, due to their rapid economic development, large populations, rapid urbanization and growing industrial sectors. Both countries are focused on decoupling both energy use...

  • Energy Good practices, India
    Garg, Prof Amit, Dr. Subash Dhar, Mr. Bhushan Kankal, and Mr. Pankaj Mohan. Good Practice And Success Stories On Energy Efficiency In India. Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efciency, 2017.

    In terms of the future growth of energ and related greenhouse gas emissions, China and India stand out from other countries, due to their rapid economic development, large size, high population combined with rapid urbanisation, and large industrial sectors. While paying necessary attention to...

  • Energy Good Practices, China
    Zhu, Xianli, Quan Bai, and Xiliang Zhang. Good Practice And Success Stories On Energy Efficiency In China. Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efciency, 2017.

    Since 2006, the Chinese government has embarked on one of the most agressive energ conservation campaigns in the world, setting itself a mandatory target to cut energ intensity per unit of GDP by 20 percent in the 11th Five‑Year Plan (2006‑2010), with annual evaluations and examinations being...

  • Powering healthcare
    Ramji, Aditya, Sasmita Patnaik, Sunil Mani, and Hem H. Dholakia. Powering Primary Healthcare through Solar in India: Lessons from Chhattisgarh. CEEW, Oxfam India, 2017.

    For a long time, the focus of electricity access has been largely at the household level. It is only recently that access to electricity is also being recognised as critical for public services like electricity for health facilities, schools and street lighting. In health facilities, regular...

  • Green Energy and Private Capital
    Mathur, Vikrom, Aparajit Pandey, and Aparna Roy. Mobilising Private Capital for Green Energy in India. Observer Research Foundation, 2017.

    This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital...

  • Methanol Economy
    Saraswat, Dr. V. K., and Ripunjaya Bansal. India’s Leapfrog to Methanol Economy. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    Energy is considered as of the key inputs for economic development of the Country. India is poised to play a significant role in the Global energy space, as it is likely to account for 25% of the rise in global energy demand by 20403. Our Country’s energy demand is expected to rise at a...

  • Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook
    Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for Institutional Investors. Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2016.

    The World Economic Forum is pleased to present the Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook, a guide for institutional investors interested in climate finance. This handbook is part of the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure...

  • Renewable Energy in Cities
    Renewable Energy in Cities. Abu Dhabi: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2016.

    The transition to renewables cuts across the entire urban energy landscape, from buildings to transport, to industry and power. Renewables can bring tremendous benefits to cities, including cleaner air, modern services and improved living spaces. At the same time, cities are crucial to the world...

  • Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development
    Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development: Analysis and Policy Recommendations from the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport. United Nations, 2016.

    The High-Level Advisory Group promotes a tailored ‘Avoid-Shift-Improve’ approach as a useful framework for assessing transport measures and for taking action in support of sustainable passenger and freight transport. Applying these principles will promote a combination of multimodal, collective-...

  • Bses on Solar
    Alla, Kiran Kumar. Presentation on Rooftop Solar Initiatives. BSES, 2016.

    This presentation is part of the Conference on Rooftp Solar Power in India 20 November 2016 by MNRE, New Delhi. Presented by Kiran Kumar Alla representing BSES Rajdhani. She gives Solar RPO Roadmap of BRPL, the Capabilities to be developed and the path forward for India.

  • Best Practices Solar Rooftop
    Dr. Omkar Jani. Presentation on Best Practices on Rooftop Solar Power In Conference on Rooftop Solar Power., 2016.

    This presentation is part of the Conference on Rooftp Solar Power in India 20 November 2016 by MNRE, New Delhi. Presented by Dr. Omkar Jani, Principal Research Scientist GERMI, he gives an overview of Best Practices for Solar Rooftop Programme.

  • About the course
    GTU E-Courses on Smart Cities Development In E-Learning Courses. Gujarat Technological University, 2016.

    GTU-Graduate School of Smart Cities Development has announced the following four smart city certificate E-Courses beginning August 2016:

    • Smart Cities Planning and Development
    • Project Management on Smart Cities
    • Application of Solar Energy for Smart Cities
    • ...

  • Renewable Policy Framework and wind energy India
    Jethani, J. K.. Presentation on Renewable Policy Framework and Wind Energy Programme in India. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2016.

    This presenentation is by Principal Scientific Officer J. K. Jethani, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

  •  Repowering-Policy-of-the-Wind-Power-Projects
    Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Ministry of New & Renewable Energy hereby releases the Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects for information of the stakeholders and general public.

  • Best Practices Guide on State Level Solar rooftop and PV
    National Solar Mission, Best Practices Guide: Implementation of State-Level Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic Programs in India. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2016.

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has announced an ambitious solar target of 100,000 megawatts (MW) installed capacity by 2022, of which 40,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are to be installed on rooftops.

    There have been several efforts at the...

  • ECC concord
    Creating Infrastructure for a Better Tommorrow In ECC Concord (L& T Journal). Vol. 39. L&T Construction, 2016.

    Interestingly, two of the projects that are featured in this issue of ‘ECC Concord’ are the kind of steps that need to be taken in multifold to address India’s heat woes. As the country bakes under a blazing sun, it makes eminent sense to capture, store and use Solar power for the good of all....

  • ISA working paper
    Kumar, Mr. Ashish. Exim Bank Working Paper on International Solar Alliance : Nurturing Possibilities, Edited by Mr. Rahul Mazumdar. Export-Import Bank of India, 2016.

    The Government of India along with like-minded partner countries have conceived the International Solar Alliance as a coalition of 121 solar resource rich countries lying within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn with the objective of harnessing solar energy that these countries are endowed...

  • Good Practice Guide - District Energy
    Good Practice Guide - District Energy. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Cities worldwide account for over 70% of global energy use and 40-50% of GHG emissions. In a number of cities, heating and cooling represent up to half of local energy consumption and with projected urban growth, there will be increasing pressure on these key infrastructures. Sustainable urban...

  • Presentation on Smart Cities Mission
    Presentation on Renewable Energy and Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, 2016.

    The presentation highlights possible renewable energy applications in the Smart Cities Mission. 

  • Presentation on Convergence of CGD Network
    Presentation on Convergence of CGD Network Development with the Smart City Mission. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, 2016.

    The presentation focuses on the convergence of City Gas Distribution pipelines in the Smart Cities Mission.

  • Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India
    Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India., 2016.

    Financing India’s goals for inclusive and sustainable growth requires the mobilization of additional lowcost, long-term capital. Raising incomes for the 800 million people living on less than US$2 per day, generating livelihoods for the 12 million people entering the workforce every year and...

  • Next Generation Wind and Solar Power
    Mueller, Simon. Next Generation Wind and Solar Power. Paris, France: International Energy Agency (IEA), 2016.

    Wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) are currently the fastest-growing sources of electricity globally. In 2015, their additional annual generation met almost all incremental demand for electricity. Variable renewable energy (VRE) costs, especially for solar PV and land-based wind, have fallen...

  • Solar City Guidelines MNRE
    Solar City Guidelines MNRE1
    Preparation of Master Plan for Solar Cities - Guidelines. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2016.

    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a program on “Development of Solar Cities ( The program assists Urban Local Governments in:

    • ...

  • Net metering regulation_Gujarat
    Regulations for Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission. Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission, 2016.

    These Regulations shall apply to the distribution licensee and consumers of electricity of distribution licensee availing supply from it in its area of supply in the State of Gujarat, or consumers who are receiving electricity from its own generating source but situated in the distribution...

  • Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate: Strategy Note on Sustainable Energy

    UNDP’s Sustainable Energy Strategy Note, 2017-2021: Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate articulates – for the first time – UNDP’s vision, mission, approach, guiding principles, and focus in the area of sustainable energy. It also highlights the critical role that...

  • Compendium of Solar Energy Success stories
    Compendium of Global Success Stories in Solar Energy by Yes Bank. International Solar Alliance, 2016.

    ISA aims to leverage the power of Government and Country level coalitions to foster strategic relations and promote meaningful dialogues. focus area under ISA includes sharing of best practices and successful case studies, which are realistic, replicable and scalable. Diffusing the key learning...

  • Tools Energy efficiency in Buildings
    Zhu, Xianli, Quan Bai, and Xiliang Zhang. Tools for Energy Efficiency in Buildings In A Guide For Policy Makers and Experts. Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efciency, 2016.

    To map the existing range of tools and to facilitate building energy efficiency improvements, this working paper presents an overview and categorization of current tools, as well as offers a decision tree, illustrating the types of tools policy and project development in the field of energy...

  • Energy_renewable
    User Guide for India’s 2047 Energy Calculator: Renewable Energy Sources (Solar, Wind and Small Hydro). Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 2016.

    Recognizing the potential benefits of renewable energy (RE), Government of India (GoI) and various State Governments have taken several measures that have led to the increasing share of RE in the electricity mix of the country. These have resulted in nearly 35776 MW (as of May 2015) of...

  • Renewable Energy target
    Sen, Vivek, Kuldeep Sharma, and Gireesh Shrimali. Reaching India’s Renewable Energy Targets: The Role of Institutional Investors. The New Climate Economy, 2016.

    India has ambitious renewable energy targets of 175GW by 2022. In order to meet this target of 175 GW by 2022, the renewable energy sector in India will require $189 billion in additional investment. The potential amount of investment in the renewable energy sector in India is more than double...

  • Presentation on CGD
    Presentation on CGD by Mr. Ashutosh Jindal (JS-M/o P&NG). New Delhi: Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, 2015.

    The presentation focuses on the convergence of City Gas Distribution pipeline projects with the Smart Cities Mission.

  • Renewable Energy
    Renewable energy’s transformation of the Indian electricity landscape., 2015.

    This paper explains the Indian renewables sector and highlights some of the differences between it and the, perhaps better known, markets in Europe.

    Having built a 560 MW operating portfolio over the last five years, Mytrah is benefitting from some of the key differences highlighted in...

  • Model Tender Document
    Model Tender Document / Guidelines for Urban Local Bodies / DISCOMs for Grid connected Rooftop Solar PV Systems. New Delhi: Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), 2015.

    This is a Model RFS Document / Guidelines for Urban Local Bodies/DISCOMs with a focus on household sector. The concerned urban local bodies may further modify the document as per their Scope of Work).

  • Presentation on Solar Energy applications in Smart Cities
    Presentation on Solar Energy Applications in Smart Cities by Mr. Tarun Kapoor (JS-M/o NRE). Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, 2015.

    The presentation focuses on solar energy applications for Smart Cities. It also provides an insight into some of the solar energy projects undertaken across the country.

  • Renewable Energy and Green Growth in India
    Renewable Energy and Green Growth in India. New Delhi: The Energy and Resources Institute, 2015.

    Renewable energy plays an important role in the long-term energy supply security, diversification of energy mix, energy access, environmental security and sustainability. Renewable energy is bound to play an increasing role in future energy systems. This chapter analyses central level policies...

  • Status note on Solar Cities
    Status note on Solar Cities1
    Development of Solar City Programme, Status Note on Solar Cities (As on 15.09.2015). New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2015.

    The Ministry has launched a Scheme on “Development of Solar Cities”: under which a total of 60 cities/towns are proposed to be supported for development as “Solar/ Green Cities”. At least one city in each State to a maximum of five cities in a State may be supported by the Ministry. The cities...

  • Energy roapmap India
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Report of Expert Group on 175 GW RE by 2022. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2015.

    The objective of this Report is to explore financing requirements and possible business models for deployment of 40 GW of rooftop solar by 2022, and also assess the requirements and utilization of public finance for deploying and integrating 175 GW RE by 2022 – a major theme towards achieving...

  • Energy efiicieny for INDC
    A Report on Energy Efficiency and Energy Mix in the Indian Energy System (2030) Using India Energy Security Scenarios, 2047. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2015.

    India is at an evolving stage in its growth story. A viable energy strategy is critical for sustaining this growth. In this era of global cooperation, as India works towards initiating and intensifying preparations of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for the COP21 in...

  • Energy Technologies
    Harnessing New Generation and Storage Technologies for the Grid. Department of Energy, United States of America, 2015.

    Chicago may be known as the windy city, but Texas is increasingly becoming the wind-powered state. With the largest wind-generation capacity in the country and wind speedsreaching 80 miles per hour in some areas, Texas is increasingly building and operating wind turbines to power the grid. Smart...

  • Smart City planning support
    Kobayashi, Takeshi, and Shinji Ikaruga. Development of a smart city planning support tool using the cooperative method In Frontiers of Architectural Research. Vol. 4. Elsevier, 2015.

    A reduction of environmental burdens is currently required. In particular, proposing a new approach for the construction of a smart city using renewable energy is important. The technological development of a smart city is founded building equipment and infrastructure. However, planning methods...

  • derisking renewable energy investment
    Derisking Renewable Energy Investment. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015.

    Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers in developing countries to cost-effectively promote investment in renewable energy.

    The DREI framework systematically identifies the barriers and associated risks which can hold...

  • Renewable energy in transport
    Renewable Energy and Transport – Decarbonising Fuel in the Transport Sector. Paris Process On Mobility And Climate (PPMC), 2015.

    The transport sector now accounts for about 23% (7.3 Gt) of annual global energy-related CO2 emissions (32 Gt). This is a significant rise (about 120%) from 3.3 Gt/year during the 1970s, and to achieve a two-degree scenario (2DS), CO2 emissions from transport would need to decline to 5.7 Gt...

  • Energy Scenario
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. India Energy Security Scenarios 2047. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2015.

    IESS, 2047 has been created with a shared conviction of NITI Aayog and the energy research community of the value that intellectual advice adds to energy policy. The above belief has been proven by the fact that the IESS, 2047 has supported a number of exercises of energy demand estimation and...

  • Renewable Energy
    IESS 2047, Sector Specific Insights, Renewable & Clean Energy. Vol. II. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 2015.

    While the main IESS, 2047 handbook aims to give the user a concise overview about the sectors in the tool and the overall messages that are emerging out of the analysis, the 'Sector Specific Insights'series, consisting of four parts, talks about each sector in much greater detail. The books in...

  • Renewable Energy
    Science, Technology & Policy(. Addressing the Challenges of RE Manufacturing in India: Horizon 2032. Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), 2015.

    This study comprehensively examines the manufacturing supply chain of different components used in RE (renewable energy) systems, especially wind and solar technology, in India. Over the past one and half years, around 90 interviews were conducted across the solar and wind industry comprising...

  • Scheme-Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants
    Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Application Scheme. New Delhi: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, 2014.

    The Government of India launched Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission during 2010-11, which is a major initiative of the Government of India and State governments to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India's energy security challenge. It will also constitute a major contribution...

  • Biogas Case Study
    Biogas Generation, Purification And Bottling Development In India – A Case Study. Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2014.

    India is implementing one of the World’s largest programme in renewable energy. The country ranks second in biogas utilization.

    Biogas can be generated and supplied round the clock in contrast to solar and wind, which are intermittent in nature. Biogas plants provide three-in-one solution...

  • More Power to India
    Pargal, Sheoli, and Sudeshna Banerjee. More Power to India: The Challenge of Electricity Distribution In Directions in Development: Energy and Mining. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2014.

    This report assesses progress in implementing the government of India's power sector reform agenda and examines the performance of the sector along different dimensions. India has emphasized that an efficient, resilient, and financially robust power sector is essential for growth and poverty...

  • BEE Energy Efficient multistorey buildings
    Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi Story Residential Buildings. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 2014.

    The objective of the design guidelines is to provide comprehensive information on how to design energy-efficient multi-storey residential buildings. The guidelines take into account different climatic conditions prevailing in India, and the first set of guidelines is for the composite and hot-...

  • Background paper on Solar Cities
    Background Paper on Solar Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2014.

    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had launched a program on “Development of Solar Cities” in February 2008. The programme has been modified /revised vide no. 5/4/2013-14/SC dated 17th January 2014 for implementation during the 12th Five Year Plan. The Solar City aims at minimum 10%...

  • Presentation on Solar PV
    Grid-connected SPV Rooftop systems. Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2014.

    This brief presentation gives an overview of India roadmap for Solar power, concept of Grid-connected SPV Rooftop systems and how the government conceptualises to tread on this roadmap with respect to Solar PV installations.



  • Low cost long term debt for energy
    Low cost long term debt for energy1
    Konda, Charith, Gireesh Shrimali, and Sandhya Srinivasan. Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Instruments to Provide Low-cost, Long-term Debt. Climate Policy Initiative, 2014.

    The government of India plans to more than double the renewable energy capacity installed in the country from 25 GW in 2012 to 55 GW by 2017. However, renewable energy is still approximately 52-129% more expensive than conventional power (CPI, 2014b). In our previous work (CPI, 2012), we found...

  • CPI_federal Policies that work1
    CPI_federal Policies that work1
    Shrimali, Gireesh, Shobhit Goel, Sandhya Srinivasan, and David Nelson. Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Which Federal Policies can be Most Effective?. Climate Policy Initiative, 2014.

    The Government of India has set ambitious targets for renewable energy — a doubling of existing renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017. However, unsubsidized renewable energy is still 52-129% more expensive than conventional power, and requires policy support. This policy support is...

  • Giz energy
    Off-grid Renewable Energy in India Technology & Service Overview 2014 - 2015. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2014.

    There is large potential in off-grid energy supply with renewable energies in India, may it be for household level applications, mini grids or larger industrial consumers. However, the markets are fragmented and not easily accessible. Technologies and business models need to be adapted to the...

  • Mapping India’s Renewable Energy growth potential
    Mapping India’s Renewable Energy growth potential: Status and outlook 2013., 2013.

    India has the fifth-largest power generation portfolio worldwide. The country transitioned from being the world’s seventh-largest energy consumer in 2000 to the fourth-largest one within a decade. This rapid growth of power capacity and a subsequent rise in demand can be attributed to several...

  • IRENA Renewable Energy
    Renewable Energy Innovation Policy: Success Criteria and Strategies. United Arab Emirates (UAE): The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2013.

    This report aims to establish an analytical process to clarify contextual determinants of RET innovation and promote durable, coherent renewable energy innovation policy development across a wide range of national and sub-national contexts. The report identifies broad success criteria for...

  • Biogas bottling
    The first Biogas Bottling Plant towards commercialization in India – A success story. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, 2013.

    Under technology demonstration of new RDD&D Policy of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Ministry took up a new initiative for bottling of biogas to demonstrate an Integrated Technology - package in entrepreneurial mode on medium size mixed feed biogas-fertilizer plants (BGFP)...

  • Report
    Developmental Impacts and Sustainable Governance Aspects of Renewable Energy Projects. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renweable Energy (MNRE), 2013.

    Renewable Energy (RE) solves the sustainability problem associated with conventional fuels used for power generation as these sources are non-exhaustible and relatively clean. Further, RE is also an economical off-grid energy solution for remote locations. The 11th Five Year Plan realized the...

  • Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation
    Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    The Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) of the IPCC Working Group III provides an assessment and thorough analysis of renewable energy technologies and their current and potential role in the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. The results...

  • IRENA India
    Solar Radiation Resource Assessment in India In Case Study., 2012.

    To achieve the large solar capacity additions detailed in the JNNSM targets required an enlargement of the monitoring network and a focus on high potential sites for solar applications. There are 45 IMD stations that undertake regular measurements of some kind or other, but many of these...

  • Aurora Case Study_Solar
    Aurora, Colorado Solar Case Study. ICMA, 2012.

    Aurora, Colorado is pursuing solar as part of the city's larger sustainability strategy.  In 2009, the city, population 325,078, updated its Comprehensive Plan to include a Sustainability Plan with goals for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and economic growth.  Aurora now has three solar PV...

  • Strategic plan for Renweables 2011-2017
    Strategic Plan for New and Renewable Energy Sector for the period 2011 - 17. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, 2011.

    MNRE has prepared this strategic plan for the period 2011-17 (covering the last year of the 11th plan and the next 5 years period of the 12th plan) and perspective till 2022, which seeks to articulate the goals of the Ministry, the strategy to be adopted by it during this perios to acgieve these...