Global Technology Watch Group-Renewable Energy Technologies

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NIAS, Bangalore (2016)


The National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change (NMSKCC), coordinated by Department of Science Technology, was formulated as one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change. Under NMSKCC, Global Technology Watch Group-Renewable Energy Technologies (GTWG-RETs) (Other being GTWG for Advanced Coal Technologies) is one of the six programmes that have been set up. The primary aim of this programme is to keep track of the state-of –the-art technologies emerging globally. GTWGRETproject is carried out by a network of institutions which is a mix of bodies involved in conducting basic scientific and application related research, policy, market assessment and evaluation. They are: DIVECHA Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Energy Studies (CES), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, National Institute of Advanced
Studies, Bangalore (convener) and Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute
(GERMI). Areas covered by each of these institutions are solar photovoltaics; solar thermal and other renewable energy technologies, storage, integration and business and policy respectively. This report presents work done as part of first phase of the project. Along with this introductary chapter, this report consists following four major chapters.

1. Solar Photovoltiac Technologies
2. Solar Thermal Technologies
3. Storage for Energy Management and
4. Business Models and Policy