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Sunlabob: A Laos Solar Supplier Building Energy Markets in the Poorest Countries

Sunlabob, a commercial solar lighting supplier based in Laos, is using public sector contracts to reach the poorest in Liberia and other  markets at the base of the economic pyramid.  This cannot be a simple commercial proposition, says Sunlabob Director Andy Schroeter. The poorest cannot cover the capital costs. Liberia’s destroyed electricity infrastructure Liberia had […]

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South Korea’s Green Energy Road to Export Growth

Green energy has been identified as South Korea’s next long-term export opportunity. The country has built global leadership in industry sectors through hard-headed, long-term, strategic alliances between government and the country’s largest conglomerates and a new policy, entitled Green Growth, is intended to take this global leadership into the future. “The Green Growth policy is […]

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Investors in Indian Wind Energy want rapid depreciation not feed-in tariffs

Investors in Indian wind energy want rapid depreciation as an incentive not feed-in tariffs – choosing certain savings now over government incentives that are dependent on the performance of their wind turbines. Developers in India installed a record 2,827MW of wind energy capacity in 2011. China and the US were the only countries to install […]

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Pakistan Looks to Wind Power in a Crisis

Pakistan’s national electric power regulatory authority has proposed a feed-in tariff for wind power projects of 14.66 US cents per kWh to run for 20 years. The tariff will be limited to projects of 5MW to 250MW that achieve financial close before the end of 2012. A tariff of almost 15 US cents is one […]

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