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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.
By Ankita Jena, Hari Natrajan on August 23, 2017

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.

Brief details

Topic
Subsidies
Energy
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
2015, 2017