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.
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