Workshop on Solar Water Heating Systems


Workshop on Solar Water Heating Systems: Global Perspectives
Ocotober 27, 2010 - 14.00 To 18.30 Hours

The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 is a part of an initiative taken at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, acknowledging the significance of renewable energies for sustainable development — especially for combating poverty and for environmental and climate protection. DIREC, an international platform for government, private sector, and non-governmental leaders, is the fourth global ministerial-level conference on renewable energy. It is being hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India from 27–29 October 2010 in New Delhi. DIREC's international forum will endeavour to address the goal of advancing renewable energy for sustainable development. Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, ambitious targets have been set to ensure that there is wide-scale penetration of solar water heating systems in domestic as well as industrial sectors. The goal, therefore, is to achieve 15 million m2 solar thermal collector areas by 2017 and 20 million m2 by 2022. MNRE is also implementing a UNDP/GEF assisted project on 'Global solar water heating market transformation and strengthening initiative: India country programme.' This Parallel Event is being organized by REEEP and MNRE along with TERI and UNDP against the aforementioned backdrop, with an aim to bring together national and international actors in the field of solar water heating.

The MNRE is implementing a UNDP/GEF assisted Project on 'Global solar water heating market transformation and strengthening initiative: India country programme.' The objective of the project is to accelerate and sustain the growth of the solar water heating market in India through a combination of financial and promotional incentives, and other support measures, so as to conserve electricity and other fossil fuels, apart from peak load shaving in cities and towns; and to use the experiences and lessons learned towards promoting similar growth in other countries. The project will contribute partially and leverage the Eleventh Five-year Plan target through installation of 2 million m2 of solar water heating systems. This will result in GHG emission reduction of 11 million tonnes of CO2.

The event is primarily meant for decision-makers, regulators, financial institutions, private financiers, funding agencies, utilities, developers, manufacturers, and academia/R&D community.

The broad objectives of this event are as follows:

  • To provide a platform for sharing of experiences of the international experts and practitioners
  • To derive learning from the global programmes to accelerate penetration of solar water heating systems in India

Potential international speakers would be from:

  • European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF)
  • Himin Solar, China
  • International Copper Association (ICA)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Ministers from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Israel, South Africa and Algeria
  • Sustainable Energy Africa
  • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Services, Brazil
  • United Nations Environment Programme

Potential Indian speaker include:

  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • State Ministers from Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra

For more details, please contact:
Ms Siddha Mahajan
Mobile: +91 9811211875

No. Theme Download
1 Policy, legislative and financial requirements for SWH Implementation in Cities
2 Solar Water Heating Systems Global Perspectives
3 U.S. Solar Thermal Market
4 Engaging the Banks In Providing End-User Financing To the Solar Water Heating Sector
5 Solar Water Heater – Indian Industry Perspective