Maldives May Launch Solar Feed in Tariff

By Paul Gipe


The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of 300,000 inhabitants, may be moving towards a system of feed-tariffs for solar photovoltaics (solar PV).

Local media is reporting that the government may implement a feed-in tariff for solar PV as part of its aggressive plan to meet 60% of its electricity supply from solar by 2020. However, the government’s approved renewable energy investment framework does not mention feed-in tariffs specifically.

The group of islands southwest of the Indian peninsula is, on average, only 1.5 meters above sea level. The former British colony has become outspoken proponents of taking collective action worldwide to prevent climate change and the likely inundation of their homeland from global warming.

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