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Synthesis report of the TERI-ECN collaborative research programme 1995-1997
Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1997
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--97-050 ECN publication
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The report summarizes the subprojects: 1: Greenhouse gas abatementstrategies; 2: Market development of solar home systems; 3: Wind turbine testing and certification centre; and 4: Wind farm implementation study. These four subprojects focus primarily on promoting the use of renewable energy systems in the country by adopting a multi-pronged approach, including the transfer of tools (MARKAL) to analyze the impact of introduction of renewable energy system on emissions of greenhouse gases (subproject 1). This subproject targets essentially the policy makers and emphasizes on them the need and relevance of renewable energy forms in India's future macro-economic and energy development. Apart from looking at policy interventions the TERI-ECN collaborative programme also recognized the need for appropriate support mechanisms for promoting the use of renewable energy forms. These mechanisms could be in the form of technology facilitation or market development. Subproject 2 explores the need for and to market creation and looks at the institutional and social aspect of such and exercise. Subproject 3 essentially addresses the issue of technology facilitation by undertaking an assessment of the need for a wind turbine testing and certification centre in the Western part of India, and developing a business plan for the same. One of the major concerns in relation to renewable energy promotion relates to the problems of integrating renewable energy systems with other energy systems, and subproject 4 of the collaborative programme addresses precisely this issue. 2 figs., 5 tabs., 9 refs.

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