Experts slam omission of water heaters in solar policy

The Delhi government's solar policy, approved by its Cabinet last month, fails to mention solar water heaters or extend to them the same benefits given to other solar installations, which is a grave error, according to industry experts. “Solar water heaters can 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.