1. Objective

The objective of the scheme is to support R&D projects for technology development and demonstration in various areas of new and renewable energy such as solar photovoltaic systems, biogas systems, waste to energy systems, wind energy systems, hybrid systems, storage systems, hydrogen and fuels cells, geothermal energy etc. with the ultimate aim of increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix in the country. These are expected to contribute to making industry internationally competitive and renewable energy generation supply self-sustainable/ profitable. Technology development and demonstration will be supported for manufacture of new and renewable energy systems/devices/components for different applications including transportation, portable and stationary applications for rural, urban, industrial and commercial sectors.

2. Who can apply

(i) R & D / Academic Institutions including Engineering Colleges (both Public & Private duly accredited by Government bodies),

(ii) Public/Private Industries,

(iii) Societies registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860,

(iv) Trusts registered under the Indian Trusts Act 1882,

(v) NGOs,

(vi) Start Ups duly recognized by Department for Promotion and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and

(vii) Organizations engaged in Research & Development for promotion of new & renewable energy.

3. Funding pattern

The Ministry encourages research and technology development proposals in collaboration with industry and provides upto 100% financial support to Government/non-profit research organizations/academic institutions/research institutions and upto 50% to Industry/Startups/Private Institutes/Entrepreneurs. Ministry may also provide financial support up to 70% of the project cost to Industry/ Private Institutes/ Research Organization/Start-ups for upgrading the technology from Low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) to High TRL with the endorsement of R&D Project Appraisal Committee (RDPAC).

4. Spectrum of activities supported

The spectrum of activities focuses on translational research to convert available know how to useful product /process etc. It also includes applied research aimed at performance enhancement of existing devices and systems. The strategy for sustainability of intervention and post intervention also needs to be explicitly stated. The applicants are advised to indicate Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at the beginning and end of the project.

5. Call for streams

Proposals are invited under the broad thrust areas:

(i) Solar Energy

(ii) Ocean and Geothermal Energy

(iii) Renewable Energy Applications for supply of clean water

(iv) Use of Information Technology in the RE sector

(v) Wind Energy

(vi) Waste to Energy

(vii) Small hydro

(viii) Bio Energy

(ix) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

(x) Energy Storage (All types)

6. Project formulation guidelines

The proposals should clearly define the objectives and list the deliverables. For system / component / consumables related proposals, the deliverable should include a target performance. It should also be indicated as how the proposed process/ product/system stands at national and international level in terms of technologies/ performance/ cost. The CV of the Project Investigators (PI) should be brief and highlight their competence and experience related to the proposed project area. Consortia may be formed wherever required by clearly explaining the need for forming the consortia and the roles and responsibilities of each partner. The industry partner should have proven standing and R&D capability in the area related to Renewable Energy Technologies and should exhibit the potential to commercialize the products / systems developed under the proposal. The extent of participation and contribution of the industry partner should be clearly defined. Participating Industry would be required to invest within its own system i.e. production/ test lines and/or develop required infrastructure to adopt research leads and is expected to bring design and engineering capability for the benefit of the project.

7. Submission of project proposal

The interested and competent organizations may submit the proposals, online in the portal

For any further clarification and online submission of the proposal: contact the following;

(i) Dr. Anil Kumar,

Scientist-D at 011- 24360707/0404

Extn: 1034,

or 011-24361830


(ii) Mrs. Priya,

Scientist-C at 011- 24360707/0404

Extn: 1940,


Call closing date: 10th July 2022.

Deadline for submission of concept note/expression of interest to R&D Department –July 3, 2022, EoD. The project proposal in prescribed format or the concept note as the case may be, should be sent to Dean R&D (, with CC to Associate Dean (R&D) ( well in time.

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