Mexico-GTZ 25,000 Solar Roofs Project
GTZ is working with Mexico on this project with the following objective: "By using solar collectors for heating water, greenhouse gas emissions caused by Mexican homes are being sharply reduced compared to those caused by gas-operated systems."
"Modelled on the successful German Market Incentive programme, subsidies will be awarded to cover the cost of investment for up to 25,000 solar collectors. This will be transacted through the credit system known as the ‘Green Mortgage’, administered by the National Workers Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT). With the introduction of this innovative subsidy model, Mexico is assuming a pioneering role among developing and threshold countries."
Results achieved so far
"The project contributes to the creation of access for low-income groups to a market-ready, extremely profitable technology which would otherwise have been beyond their reach because of the high initial investment costs. In addition, local production and service capacities are built up in the field of solar energy. The Mexican state profits from the programme to the extent that it can reduce its gas subsidies."
Further information can be acccessed at the project website.