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Solar Water Heating Techscope Market Readiness Assessment Report and Analysis Tool

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 12, 2015

 The Solar Water Heating TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Report (SWH TechScope Report) was developed under the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative, a joint initiative undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with co-financing by the International Copper Association (ICA).

This report was developed to support the growth of the global solar water heating market (SWH) by providing a replicable, high-level, and publicly available Methodology to evaluate the solar water heating policy, finance and investment, business, and quality control infrastructure across countries: the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Methodology. The report is intended to be used in concert with two Excel-based evaluation tools, the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reductions Calculator.

The SWH TechScope uses four parameters to evaluate SWH markets in different countries: SWH support framework, national conditions, financing, and business climate. The Report includes a detailed explanation of the assessment Methodology, and serves as the instruction manual for the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool.

The SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Methodology uses a system of weighted indicators to develop a score for national SWH enabling environments. The Methodology takes into account four parameters with their corresponding 18 indicators that reflect different elements of the enabling environment for SWH in a given country. Each of the indicators is scored based on a scale of 0 to 5. These indicators are then weighted to develop an overall score for the country. After applying the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Methodology on a selected country, an overall score will be given. This score is a helpful indicator for stakeholders to evaluate and compare the solar water heating market readiness of a country.

This report is structured as follows:

  • Sections 1 and 2 provide a detailed description of the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Methodology and Report;
  • Section 3 applies the SWH TechScope Methodology on the five countries (Albania, Chile, India, Lebanon and Mexico) of the Global Solar Water Heating Project, and provides detailed   analysis of each of these countries’ SWH enabling environment;
  • Section 4 contains a brief conclusion.

The SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool, which can be downloaded here,allows users to evaluate the Solar Water Heating (SWH) market of any country by entering relevant data and calculating a TechScope score for the respective country. Below you will find the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool applied on the five participating countries of the GSWH Project:

Also, the SWH TechScope Analysis Tool integrates an optional module to quantify the GHG emissions reductions associated with increased development of SWH systems. For more information please visit the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculator web page.

Also, an online tutorial is available, which provides a detailed explanation of the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Methodology and related SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool and GHG Reductions Calculator in three modules:

  1. Module 1: provides an overview of the SWH TechScope report and Analysis Tool, including the rationale for developing the tool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuaEy58Fubw 
  2. Module 2: provides a detailed explanation of the SWH TechScope parameters, associated indicators and publicly available data sources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvPKdJzMkTg
  3. Module 3: demonstrates how the TechScope report and tool can be applied to assess a country’s SWH market by using the example of parameters, associated indicators and publicly available data sources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxPtW3K_vec

Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Date: 2014

Pages: 123

Original document link

Download document in its English version here. The Solar Water Heating (SWH) TechScope Market Readiness Assessment Report is also available in Spanish.

 

 

 


 

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