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CPI: The drivers and challenges of third party financing for rooftop solar power in India

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There are three key barriers to the growth of rooftop solar power in India: the high upfront costs of installation, low access to debt finance, and perceived performance risk. One promising solution to manage these barriers is the third party financing model. This paper explores the driving factors and challenges to the third party financing model, and proposes a series of recommendations for policy changes and financial instruments which could address these challenges.

  • Published: September 15th, 2016
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