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German study proposes feed-in tariffs for African renewables

3 April 2013 – A study produced by the World Future Council and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, these groups located in Germany, suggests that using a feed-in tariffs policy could be the best way to develop and promote renewable energy in Africa.
The report, Powering Africa through Feed-In Tariffs examined 13 African nations. One of the key findings in the report was that feed-in tariffs (FIT) policies, when designed for local conditions, had an overall increase in energy production and helps contribute to community empowerment.
Feed-in tariffs are a growing incentive for renewables globally. The World Future Council believes that 64% of the global wind capacity and 87% of global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity can be attributed to FIT policies.
Currently there are 65 nations participating in some form of feed-in tariff. In Africa, Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda all have some form of FIT in place.