Internationally, renewable energy feed-in tariffs (REFIT) have a strong track record in promoting the deployment of renewables, leading to a reduction in costs and encouraging the establishment of a local renewable energy industry through the provision of A REFIT scheme is multi-facetted, including political, legislative, technical, social, financial, economic, cultural and planning dimensions, which all need to be addressed in order to make the feed-in tariff effective.
In developing countries, renewable energy and feed-in tariffs can play a significant role in supporting macro-economic development objectives by increasing energy security and energy access, contributing to job creation and overall sustainable development.
Over the past three years, Camco Clean Energy has been working with a number of Governments in sub-Saharan Africa on the development of renewable energy feed-in tariffs, including South Africa, Uganda and Botswana. Our work has included:
At present, Camco Clean Energy is investigating how international climate change funds can be utilised to support the expansion of feed-in tariffs in sub-Saharan Africa, in particular for higher cost technologies such as solar PV and CSP. Camco Clean Energy is also looking at the role of feed-in tariffs for off-grid rural energy programmes.
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