The Ministry promotes renewable
energy technologies and creates an environment conducive for their
commercialization through innovative policy initiatives and
strategies. The range of its activities covers renewable energy
resource assessment, research and development, demonstration,
extension and production in the areas of biomass energy, solar
thermal and solar photovoltaics, wind energy and small hydro power.
It also promotes and supports studies and research in new technology
areas such as tidal energy, geothermal energy, alternate fuels for
transportation, hydrogen energy and fuel cells. The programmes of the
Ministry are implemented mainly through the state energy development
agencies and state electricity boards. Greater thrust has been given
to research and development through active involvement of research
institutions, universities, industries and non-governmental
||II. Name of scheme (s)
Industry/Institution Participation in Research and Development
To encourage public
as well as private industrial sector for research and development in
NRSE sector on cost sharing basis.
Who can submit
R&D institutions, industry, government
organizations, non-governmental organizations, autonomous bodies,
industrial units registered with DSIR.
bow to submit a proposal
The research proposals in the
prescribed form, available from the Ministry may be submitted any
time during the year. The guidelines and proforma for formulating
project proposals can be obtained from the contact person or
downloaded from the website.
Areas of research
i) New Technologies
ii) Solar Thermal
iii) Solar Photovoltaics
iv) Wind Energy
vi) Small Hydro
Components of grant
Staff salaries, equipment, domestic
travel, contingency, consumables and miscellaneous items.
Items not allowed out of grant
Capital equipment, land,
Mechanism of implementation and
R&D proposals received by the Ministry are
scrutinized in the light of R&D strategy for market orientation
and commercialization. After initial scrutiny, the proposals are sent
to Experts for comments. The expert comment along with the
justification from the concerned programme division is placed before
the R&D Committee (s) for consideration/approval. The projects
are monitored by the concerned programme division directly and in
some cases with the help of special committees.
||Contact Address: Director (R&D), R&D Division,
Ministry of Non Conventional energy sources, block no. C.G.O.
Complex, Lodi Road,new3 Delhi-110003
Tel No: (011)24361604,
E-Mail : email@example.com