Working directly with the policy community

Several AIREC members continue to engage with various ministries to provide inputs for mainstreaming DRE. Some of the members have also been involved in developing the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. more

Issues at the state and local levels

DRE, by its very nature, is and should be strongly rooted in the local context. Therefore, while national-level initiatives and mechanisms are important to foster a favourable ecosystem, it is equally (if not more) critical to understand the local (state/district/village) conditions. more

Clean cooking energy for all: Focus on mainstreaming user priorities

An estimated 75% of rural Indian households continue to use firewood and chips, dung cake, and coal/charcoal as cooking fuels. Traditional cookstoves consume excessive amounts of biomass and cause health-threatening levels of indoor air pollution, which causes more

Demystifying and elaborating on issues around decentralised renewable energy

Seeking to build a grounded view of the potential of DRE in bridging energy access gaps, the Collective has put together a series of briefing papers that seek to dispel myths around DRE and provide rounded perspectives on various contentious issues. more

Renewable energy for rural livelihoods

Rural livelihood activities are characterised by low productivity and low unreliable income. Access to reliable energy can considerably enhance rural productivity and income, and DRE options have tremendous potential. With the support of United Nations Development Programme more

DRE devices and mini grids

AIREC, in consultation with the government, bankers, regulators, funding agencies, law makers and practitioners, produced a rich harvest of ideas documented in a strategic roadmap document titled Scaling Up Off-grid Renewables. While this document sought to be comprehensive more