EME 810
Solar Resource Assessment and Economics

9.5 Discussion Activity


Discussion Activity - National PV Targets for Electricity Production

Based on the information contained in the REN21 Renewables Global Satus Report, take a look at different countries that are actively setting PV targets. Among those, review the data for the following three:

  • Argentina
  • India
  • South Africa


After reading and taking down some comparative notes, please take 10-15 minutes to consider if there is anything in common with the choices for targets, or if there are strong contrasts in targets and time horizons. Can you speculate as to why these countries have targets for PV, while countries like Brazil and the Russian Federation do not?

The discussion is open-ended, and so a dialogue among students is strongly encouraged. If you have local knowledge of other countries in relation to the discussion, please contribute.

This discussion will take place in the Lesson 9 Discussion Forum in Canvas.

Grading Criteria

Discussions will be graded on the quality of your post and the thoughtful contributions you make to your classmates' posts. Please see the Discussion Expectations and Rubric under Orientation/Resources.


Typically initial posts are due in the middle of the study week (Sunday), and comments and replies are due by the end of the study week (Wednesday). Please see the Canvas calendar for specific due dates.