One day - Policy Consultation Workshop for Solar Water Heater Deployment

Government officials play a vital role in the success of policy planning and implementation. Especially, in the cases of sustainability related policies, where technical know-how is required along with administrative and strategy skills, decision makers and officials with passion for sustainability are critical to the process.

For the executive level, the targeted audience will include ministry officials and high-level bureaucrats who will implement the scheme. Considering the target group, the focus will primarily be on the national level policy making with sensitization for sustainable energy with focus on SWH systems. Training will enable field-level decision making and monitoring program/scheme implementation. Details of trainings are as follows:

1. Key Takeaways

  • Introduction to solar geometry as well as resource assessment methodology for evaluating the potential for a given site.
  • Identify various types of tools used in the SH industry and explain how to use them safely.
  • Obtain specifications for various solar collectors and determine collector performance for given various environmental and operating conditions.
  • Identify appropriate codes and standards concerning the installation, operation, and maintenance of SWH systems.
  • Current policies and schemes in detail pertaining to SWH systems and a brief Overview of Global Commitments (e.g. Paris Agreement)
  • Introduction to the concepts of: Life Cycle Costs, Energy Costing (Levelized Cost of Energy)
  • General overview on the Environmental benefits linked to SWH systems
  • Introduction to Financial evaluation of a SWH system in term of Policy design for the technology deployment.

2. Target Audience

Around 25-30, comprising of executives, decision makers, policy makers, housing associations, industry representatives, financers and banking professionals etc.

3.  Dignitaries and Speakers


Designation and Qualification  

Mr. Anand Wagh

In-charge of Centre for Solar Energy, WISE
15+ years experience with MBA (Finance), BE, Certified Energy Manager (Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India)

Mr H. N. Adhikari

Managing Director, APECS
30+ years of experience with MS (Engineering), PG Diploma (Construction Management)

Mr. Satadru Chakraborty

Associate Fellow, Centre for Regulation and Policy, WISE
12+ years experience with M.Phil. (Economics) ,M.Sc. (Economics)

Mr. Vishwesh Pavnaskar

Sr. Research Associate, WISE
5+ years experience with M.Tech. (Energy Studies), BE (Mechanical), Certified Energy Auditor and Manager (Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India)

Ms. Neha Tiple

Research Associate, WISE
5+ years experience with M.tech. (Renewable Energy), BE

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Day 1, Monday, 11th June 2018, at Conference/Training Hall, DRE, Thimphu







  • Welcome Address

  • Introductory Remarks

  • About training programme


Mr. Mewang Gyeltshen

Mr. H. N. Adhikari

Mr. Anand Wagh


General overview of global energy scenario

  • Overview of Global Energy Scenario with focus on RE share

  • Overview of Bhutan Energy Scenario

  • Solar Water Heating – Worldwide & Bhutan

Mr. Satadru Chakraborty

Mr. Vishwesh Pavnaskar


Discussion over tea




Basic Solar Thermal Fundamentals

  • Bhutan-Topography and major Climatic zones

  • Basic solar geometry pertaining to SWH

  • Technology selection

  • Working Principle

  • Components of SWH System

Ms. Neha Tiple


Networking over Lunch




Financial evaluation of a SWH system

  • Concepts of financial insulation

  • Life cycle cost

  • Case studies – Domestic and commercial

Mr. Anand Wagh


Global SWHS Policies

  • National Policies in place for solar thermal/SWH

  • Basic policy framework for promotion of SWHS

  • Various policy interventions ( Financial and non-financial)

Mr. Satadru Chakraborty  


Tea break




Issues in policy framework for deployment of SWHS

  • Policy design basics and requirements

  • Key consideration of policy formulation (financial and non –financial)

  • Key aspects of selected policies

Mr. Satadru Chakraborty  


Summary of the key points identified by WISE for policy design of a SWH system

  • Discussion on proposed subsidy & policy schemes proposed by WISE

Mr. Anand Wagh