Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 2: Building a Market for Off Grid Solar Lighting
This policy brief looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.
This paper is the second in a series of three policy briefs examining the links between the use of kerosene fuel and off-grid solar applications for lighting in rural India. Policy Brief 1 examines the existing system of kerosene subsidies in India, the key issues facing this system and the implications of kerosene subsidies for the dissemination of clean, alternative off-grid solar lighting. Policy Brief 3 analyzes the current policy environment governing kerosene and off-grid solar use and sets out a suite of detailed policy interventions that, if implemented, could achieve a systemic transition from kerosene use to solar for lighting.
These papers jointly suggest initial policy solutions to enhance off-grid solar penetration. They address the barriers to an enabling market and make a case for kerosene subsidy reform.