RPO in India push states to provide 96,000 MW in the next seven years.

RPO in India push states to provide 96,000 MW in the next seven years.

The setting of stringent Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets in the revised national tariff policy will push states towards lending back-end support for evacuation and financing of green power. The NDA government has increased the targets for setting up solar capacity five times to 1,00,000 MW by 2022. “This is a big challenge because when the target was revised, the installed capacity […]

Telangana government rules out acquiring land for solar projects.

Telangana government rules out acquiring land for solar projects.

The Telangana government has ruled out any intervention in the purchase of land by developers for solar power projects. The Principal Secretary, Industries, Commerce and Energy, Arvind Kumar, however, assured them that the government would extend all possible help under the solar power policy to expedite the projects. 50 MW target Under the policy, the […]

Zambia Scaling Solar programme targeting a further 200 MW of PV.

Zambia Scaling Solar programme targeting a further 200 MW of PV.

President of Zambia Edgar Lungu has announced commencement of the second round of the Zambia Scaling Solar programme targeting a further 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects. The solar project will be implemented by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). On May 7, 2016, the Head of State launched construction of the 100 mega-watts […]

Will Khan be the greenest Mayor London has ever had?

Will Khan be the greenest Mayor London has ever had?

Sadiq Aman Khan, a British Labour Party politician and a newly-elected Mayor of London won 1,310,143 votes against 994,614 for his main rival Zac Goldsmith of the Conservative party. Green Party candidate Sian Barry came third with 150,673 votes. “I want to be the greenest Mayor London has ever had. I want London to be […]

Ghana will soon update its FiT for solar to last 20 years.

Ghana will soon update its FiT for solar to last 20 years.

Ghana will soon update its feed-in-tariff (FiT) programme for solar to include the possibility of having contracts last for 20 years, a government official has announced.   Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, director of renewables and alternative energy at the Ministry of Power Ghana, told delegates at the Solar and Off-grid Renewables West Africa event in Accra, Ghana, […]