Canadian solar developer SkyPower is to double its investment in Kenya’s solar infrastructure to US$4.4 billion after meeting with Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta at a Business Council for International Understanding last week.
The UK government’s response to a petition calling for dramatic feed-in tariff cut proposals to be reversed has been criticised after it insisted expected returns of 4% would be “appropriate” for the industry to operate.
UK energy secretary Amber Rudd and minister Andrea Leadsom have faced mounting pressure to revisit highly contentious feed-in tariff proposals as Members of Parliament (MPs) across the country’s political parties criticised the plans.
Analysis conducted by the UK's Renewable Energy Association has claimed that government proposals to cut the feed-in tariff by up to 87% could end up costing the UK almost £100 million (US$153.6 million) in lost tax revenue and additional welfare payments.
UK-based PS Renewables is “confident” of developing its 50MW Eveley Solar Farm at grid-parity in the near future and said there are still options available for utility-scale solar projects of similar scale in the country.