Final Report on Design and Implementation of New Financing Mechanisms and Instruments for Promotion of Solar Water Heating Systems in India


India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
ABPS Infrastructure Advisory
1 March 2010

This report supports the use of financial assistance to promote the solar water heater sector in India. The report examines existing financing mechanisms and instruments implemented in India and other countries, the financing needs and to design the new financing scheme and instruments for promoting India’s solar water heater sector, and how best to develop it with national and state financing mechanisms. The report analyzes the financing needs of a range of users, partly based on feedback from them. Based on these assessments and international case studies, the report provides recommendations for implementing solar hot water programs.