30 Apr '16, 1pm

West Africa Slated For 2 GW “Clean Energy Corridor” -

I’m sure they need the 2 GW, but why the corridor? Part of the point of solar is that you can put it anywhere, at any size. Many politicians don’t get this, and think that a big programme must mean Big Projects. See the Indian government’s Ultra-Mega solar plant programme, including Ladakh, just about the worst possible region in the whole subcontinent for large-scale infrastructure.. Mark Turner I’m sure the corridor label is more political than technical. It is about getting regional cooperation. In Africa obtaining regional cooperation is the perennial broken promise, however. Progress on the corridor will be slow to be point of glacial. Unfortunate, but realistic. Kevin McKinney Regional cooperation in Africa is a perennial issue, from what I’ve read. From that perspective, this may be a good example for the future. It sounds as if dispersal will be a feature, when the...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/04/30/west-africa-slated-2-...

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