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result in a savings of about 800-1200 units of electricity per 100-odd litre system,” Jaideep Malaviya, Secretary General of the Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) told The Hindu. “The question is, why are they ignored.” The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy stopped the subsidy on solar water heaters in September 2014. According to Mr. Malaviya, solar water heaters do not any more need the subsidy as much as they need a regulatory push to make them commonplace in market.