28 Aug '12, 2pm

Mauritius Closes Expanded Feed-in Tariff Program after Reaching Target: While Palo Alto, Calif. bumbles badly w...

Mauritius Closes Expanded Feed-in Tariff Program after Reaching Target: While Palo Alto, Calif. bumbles badly w...

Mauritius' modest program was expanded from 2 MW late last year with an additional one megawatt, which was quickly subscribed earlier this year. Palo Alto, on the other hand, offered a feed-in tariff for solar only that was "too cheap to meter" and no one bothered to sign up. The island nation of 1.3 million inhabitants was formerly a French then, subsequently, a British colony. Since independence the country has been consistently ranked as having one of the best managed and most transparent governments on-or near in this case — the African continent. In contrast to many so-called developed countries where data on energy is guarded as if a state secret, data on Mauritius renewable energy program and energy consumption in general is easily accessible and can be downloaded in spreadsheet format. The Mauritian government launched a policy in 2010 to reduce its energy imports ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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