Sub Group 2:

Renewable Energies


Chairs und Stakeholders

  • Chairperson India:
    Mr. A.N. Sharan, Joint Secretary - International Cooperation, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  • Chairpersons Germany: 
    Mr. Martin Schöpe, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Stakeholders:
    Technology providers, project developers, investors, research institutes and industry associations:
    Abengoa, Bosch, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), DESI Power, Ecolutions, EnviTec, Fraunhofer ISI, Gerindtec, German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE), German Solar Industry Association (BSW), IBC Solar, ILK Dresden, juwi, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), Moserbaer, Reliance Power Ltd., SMA, The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), The Renewable Academy (RENAC), Q-cells
  • Government organisations:
    Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Main topics

Activities under Sub Group 2 are determined by the aims of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidhyutikaran Yojana Rural Energy Plan.

Relevant Policies

  • India: National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC); Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidhyutikaran Yojana Rural Energy Plan
  • Germany: Renewable Energy Act; Renewable Energies Heating Act

Activities so far

  • Knowledge exchange on new technologies, framework conditions and business models of both decentralized and grid-connected renewable energy generation, transmission and use
  • Technology focus on solar energy, including both solar PV and solar thermal in large and small scale applications and industrial use; biomass technologies in rural areas, off-shore wind; geothermal energy; mini grids and storage technologies
  • Addressing market and technical barriers through institution and capacity building; harmonization of standards and norms; investment in flagship projects

Previous and Ongoing Cooperation Projects

  • Task Force 2a: Bankable Business Models for the Use of Renewable Energies in Rural Areas
  • Task Force 2b: Large Scale Solar Power
  • 3-Rooftop Solar PV Project
  • Harmonisation of Renewable Energy Standards and Setting up of Test Facilities
  • Guidelines to Project Implementation under the JNN Solar Mission to enable Investment in the Solar Sector in India
  • Solar Thermal Project at Brahma Kumaris Ashram, Mount Abu

Planned activities

  • Exploring the potential for a geothermal energy in India
  • Grid integration
  • Wind Offshore pilot projects
  • Capacity Building in RE