Clean Energy Access Network
April 2015 | Sustainable Finance
Suggested Citation: Clean Energy Access Network. 2015. Unlocking Access to Finance for Decentralised Energy Solutions. New Delhi: Clean Energy Access Network.
This study, undertaken by CEEW for the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN), features business models of various decentralised renewable energy (RE) technologies such as solar lighting solutions, improved biomass cookstoves and solar water pumps. It maps the enterprise and end-user financing mechanisms in place and investigates challenges. It highlights a special case on financing the ecosystem for decentralised RE in India’s seven north-eastern states. Further, the study outlines policies leveraged by organisations to facilitate access to consumer financing. It puts forward a portfolio of interventions that can be implemented by CLEAN to address the financing gaps.
Decentralised energy solutions have the potential to ameliorate the bleak energy access situation in India. Access to enterprise and end-user finance are the key pre-requisites for ensuring widespread uptake of decentralised renewable energy technologies.