IN DEPTH: Korea PV sector goal plea

South Korea’s PV industry body has issued a plea to the country’s new government to dramatically raise its solar ambitions amid fears of a renewables policy hiatus in the Asian nation.

The current PV installation target is not ambitious enough, claimed Jae Hong Seo, senior manager of the Korea Photovoltaic Industry Association (KOIPA).

“The government’s goals are too low,” said Seo. “We have the space and potential to install 30GW by 2030. And the most effective way to promote renewable energy is to continue installing PV.”

The country installed 258MW of PV last year under its new renewable portfolio standard (RPS) scheme, bringing total installed capacity to 982MW.

Korea lags nations such as Japan in installations partly because the government has yet to Log in to read complete article.

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