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.
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.
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