Bangalore: Installation of solar water heaters is mandatory for all buildings where hot water is required in the city municipalities and corporations, according to a Government Order. Several residents have installed solar water heaters for domestic use.
However, many are unaware of the rebate in electricity bills, up to a maximum of Rs. 50 a month. Bescom has urged residents to avail the rebate by submitting an application, along with the copy of the bill for purchase and installation of solar water heater, to the Operations and Maintenance Sub-Divisions in their area. On receipt of the applications, the field officers will inspect the installations and give benefit with effect from the next meter reading.