Brahma Kumaris

Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future

There is an urgent need for a new paradigm integrating clean technologies into our daily lives. Global warming, environmental degradation and increased fuel prices threaten the future of humanity. The current crisis is a clear call to transform our awareness and lifestyle. To give a strong lead towards developing clean technologies and a sustainable society, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is actively researching and demonstrating alternative renewable energy concepts. The Brahma Kumaris teaches Raja Yoga meditation, promotes values and ethics and operates more than 7000 meditation centres in India and 800 abroad. It became apparent to combine spirituality and values with the development of clean energy technologies. We understand that the fusion of both will drive us towards a better future.


33 Years of Experience

Since the mid ’90s, Brahma Kumaris has become one of India’s key developers and promoters of renewable energies. To strengthen its approach Brahma Kumaris works in close liaison with its sister organisation, World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST), a registered charity. In 2011 Brahma Kumaris and WRST were recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Ministry of Science and Technology. In 2014 an “Awareness & Training Centre” was set up by Brahma Kumaris & WRST with financial support from the United Nations Development Program, Global Environment Facility and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Brahma Kumaris has developed and installed six large concentrating solar systems which produce steam for various process applications. In addition, it has set up and operates around 350 photovoltaic battery systems all over India with a total capacity of more than 1.4 MW peak. In 2017 “India One”, a 1 MW solar thermal power plant, was completed near the Brahma Kumaris’ Shantivan Campus in Abu Road.

Brahma Kumaris & WRST are currently conducting research and training in the following technologies:

  •  Solar steam/ oil cooking systems
  •  Solar thermal power generation and thermal storage
  •  Photo voltaic stand-alone systems
  •  Solar hot water plants