Brief

Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 3: Sustainable Lighting Solutions for Rural Homes in India

This policy brief analyzes the current policy environment governing kerosene and off-grid solar use. It sets out a suite of detailed policy interventions that can be implemented to achieve a systemic transition from kerosene to solar for lighting in rural India.
By Richard Bridle, Kieran Clarke on August 23, 2017

This policy brief analyzes the current policy environment governing kerosene and off-grid solar use. It sets out a suite of detailed policy interventions that can be implemented to achieve a systemic transition from kerosene to solar for lighting in rural India.

The paper is one of 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. The papers provide initial policy solutions to enhance off-grid solar penetration by tackling the barriers to an enabling market environment for solar, while pursuing kerosene subsidy reform.

Policy Brief 1  examines the existing system of kerosene subsidies in India, the key issues facing this system and the impact of kerosene subsidies on the uptake of clean, alternative off-grid solar lighting solutions. Policy Brief 2  looks at the current market situation for off-grid solar technologies in India, and the current barriers to an enabling business environment for solar.

Brief details

Topic
Subsidies
Energy
Region
India
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2017