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India: Support Scheme for Concentrating Process Heat Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 13, 2014

On 19 May 2012, the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Tarun Kapoor, officially launched the initiative Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrator based Process Heat Applications. 10 months later MNRE announced revised guidelines which are in effect since 12 February 2014 – base for the following table. The objective of the initiative is to support the implementation of 90 concentrating solar thermal systems in industry and institutions with a volume of 15,000 m² until October 2014. 

Find statistics of the approved applications in this news.

 

Country / region

India

Name of
programme

Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrator based Process Heat Applications under UNDP-GEF

Type of incentive

Investment subsidise

Eligible technologies

Concentrating solar collectors (dish, parabolic trough collector, linear fresnel) and vacuum collectors (heat pipe assembled on a reflector sheet that provides temperatures up to 90°C)

Applicable
sectors

Industries, religious institutions providing mass cooking , community cooking lodges, jails, barracks and student hostels

Amount

  • 15% of iMNRE benchmark costs for demonstration projects
  • Fixed amount of INR 0.5 million for replication projects (projects repeated by the same client) having area between INR 250 to 500 m² mirror area
  • Fixed amount of INR 1 million INR for replication projects greater than 500 m² mirror area
  • Additional 10% of total project cost for ESCO model
  • 20% of the investment costs of repairing or replacing of at least 5 years old systems (end user shares equal amount)

Maximum
incentive

  • INR 7.5 million for each demonstration project
  • INR 1.5 million for the additional costs under ESCO model
  • INR 1.5 million for renovation projects (end user share equal amount of investment costs)
  • INR 2 million for projects between 64 m² (Scheffler Dishes) and 45 m² (other concentrating collectors) and 249 m² mirror area

Requirements
for system

End user must have heating system in place based on fuel oil

Requirements
for installation

Not specified

Finance provider

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India under UNDP-GEF project

Total funds

For demonstration systems until 15,000 m² area is achieved

For replication projects and repair and renovation no limit

Funding source

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India under UNDP-GEF project

Effective date

February 2014

Expiration date

March 2017

Website

http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/Revised-support-CST-systems-under-UNDP-GEF.pdf

http://www.cshindia.in/

Last review of this tabloid

March 2015

Contact

singhalak@nic.in

pankaj.kumar74@nic.in

 

Effective Date: 
February 1, 2014
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