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France publishes second-quarter FITs for PV systems up to 500 kW

May 4, 2022,  

France has increased feed-in tariffs for all PV system categories, ranging from €181.40 ($190.90)/MWh for installations below 3 kW in size to €96.90/MWh for arrays ranging in capacity from 36 kW to...

Category: France FIT

Germany deployed 916 MW of solar in March

May 3, 2022,   by Sandra Enkhardt

Germany’s cumulative installed PV capacity for all subsidized and unsubsidized PV systems stood at around 58.2 GW by the end of March.

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

Use England’s plentiful brownfield sites for windfarms, urge scientists

April 19, 2022,   by Helena Horton

Experts cite Scottish example, with turbines along roads and rail lines, as a way to make better use of ‘cheap, clean’ energy source

Category: News on Large Wind, Great Britain

Ten years of the turbine in our backyard has shown we can coexist with wind energy

April 6, 2022,   by Michelle Lewis

Germany’s economy and climate ministry today announced a more ambitious target of clean energy making up 80% of its power mix by 2030 – a bump up from its previous target of 65%. Currently, 40.9% of...

Category: Renewable Energy, Germany FIT

Germany introduces new provisions to support solar, wind

April 6, 2022,   by Sandra Enkhardt

Germany has come up with new measures that could lead to a cumulative installed PV capacity of 215GW by 2030. Higher feed-in tariffs for rooftop PV will likely be announced soon.

Category: Germany FIT

France provides incentives to landscape-integrated BIPV

March 16, 2022,   by Gwénaëlle Deboutte

France's Ministry of Ecological Transition introduced, in October, a new package of measures to support PV systems of up to 500kW which included a feed-in tariff bonus for solar tile-based...

Category: France FIT

Germany's Trianel to offer short-term PPAs for solar PV plants

March 9, 2022,   by Anna Ivanova

German utility service provider Trianel said today that it will expand its offering of short-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to include solar photovoltaic (PV) plants from the second quarter of...

Category: Germany FIT

Victoria slashes rooftop solar feed-in tariff by another 22 per cent

March 1, 2022,   by Sophie Vorrath

Victoria’s energy regulator has made another cut to the state’s solar feed-in tariff, confirming this week that the minimum rate retailers would be directed to pay households for their excess rooftop...

Category: Victoria FIT

Japan unveils 2022 feed-in tariff levels for PV

February 24, 2022,   by Emiliano Bellini

The Japanese government is proposing 20-year FITs lower than $0.010/kWh for rooftop PV and a ceiling price of $0.087/kWh for solar energy auctions. These incentive levels will likely be insufficient...

Category: Japan FIT

China's Offshore Wind Sector Surges Ahead, Nearly Tripling in One Year

February 18, 2022,  

China is leading the race for offshore wind, setting a new record year for turbine installations in 2021, according to the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO)'s annual report.

Category: China FIT, News on Large Wind

Germany’s post-Merkel government doubles pace of transition

February 16, 2022,   by Andries Wantenaar

Germany’s new government has set some very ambitious targets for 2030.

Category: Germany FIT

Ed Bielarski was taking Gainesville Regional Utilities down the wrong path

February 16, 2022,   by Wes Wheeler

Under the city's leadership, GRU became a state leader in developing renewable energy sources. The city led the way with a solar feed-in-tariff program and an outstanding biomass plant.

Category: Florida FIT

Swiss renewables law changes likely to impede solar expansion

February 16, 2022,  

The expansion of solar power in Switzerland could slow down if planned legislation changes enter into force as this would worsen the framework conditions for the realisation of rooftop photovoltaic...

Category: Switzerland FIT

Taiwan splits power FIT for geothermal for sizes under and above 2 MW

February 10, 2022,   by Alexander Richter

Taiwan has announced the split of the feed-in-tariff available to geothermal power plants for sizes under and above 2 MW in installed capacity.

Category: Taiwan FIT, News on Geothermal

France to boost solar energy capacity beyond 100 GW by 2050, says Macron

February 10, 2022,  

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France plans to multiply its solar energy production capacities roughly tenfold by 2050.

Category: France FIT, News on Solar Energy, News on Large Wind

Taiwan sets solar FITs for 2022

February 7, 2022,   by Emiliano Bellini

The new feed-in tariffs range from NT4.0031 ($0.14) to NT5.8952 ($0.21) per kWh. PV systems of all types will be applied a grid tariff of NT0.0656 ($0.002)/kWh and the funds raised through this fee...

Category: Taiwan FIT

Italy’s solar profit clawback ‘affecting 13GW of projects’

February 4, 2022,   by Jules Scully

Category: Italy FIT

France publishes first-quarter FITs for PV systems up to 500 kW

February 1, 2022,   by Gwénaëlle Deboutte

The feed-in tariff granted will still be reduced each quarter, in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period, but to a lower extent.

Category: France FIT

China Connects 16.9 GW of Offshore Wind Capacity to Grid in 2021

January 25, 2022,   by Adnan Durakovic

China connected 16.9 GW of offshore wind capacity to the grid in 2021, the latest data from the country’s National Energy Administration has shown.

Category: News on Large Wind, China FIT

Chinese solar industry may reach 500 GW module capacity by year end

January 21, 2022,   by Emiliano Bellini

According to Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA), this huge capacity may not be met by actual demand in the global market. Furthermore, the consultancy reveals that solar module prices...

Category: News on Solar Energy, China FIT

Britain’s First Wind Farm--Three Decades of Delabole--What a Cornish Farmer with a Can Do Attitude Did

January 20, 2022,   by Paul Gipe

Thirty years ago Cornish farmer Peter Edwards, his late wife Phillipa, and his son Martin installed Great Britain’s first wind farm despite the attacks of those who said it couldn’t or shouldn’t be...[more]

Category: News on Large Wind, News on Community Power, Great Britain 1 FIT

Bumper year-end for Chinese offshore wind as feed-in tariff expires

January 5, 2022,   by Nadia Weekes

Several gigawatts of offshore wind capacity were added to the Chinese grid in the final weeks of 2021 to beat the announced scrapping of feed-in tariffs, according to Windpower Intelligence, the data...

Category: China FIT, News on Large Wind

Vietnamese intertidal project comes onstream

December 8, 2021,  

Overall, 106 projects totalling 5.6GW of wind capacity were in construction for a planned feed-in-tariff (FIT) of 0.098USD (€0.09) for offshore and 0.085USD for onshore wind.

Category: Vietnam FIT, News on Large Wind

EC endorses prolongation of Poland's renewables support scheme

December 1, 2021,  

The support plan is available to small-scale renewable energy facilities of up to 500 kW, which are incentivised through a feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism, while installations larger than 500 kW will...

Category: Poland FIT

Luxembourg’s first floating PV plant is now operational

November 22, 2021,   by Emiliano Bellini

The facility was deployed with 25,000 solar modules on a former cooling pond owned by the steel manufacturer's unit ArcelorMittal Differdange, which operates an electric steel plant in the homonymous...

Category: Luxembourg FIT, News on Solar Energy

European Commission refuses to determine lawfulness of French 2006-10 solar FITs

November 15, 2021,   by Max Hall

With Paris having retroactively reduced solar feed-in tariff rates guaranteed for 20 years in 2006 and 2010, developer Solar Electric Holding has been unsuccessful in a legal bid to force the...

Category: France FIT

Switzerland to back PV expansion with CHF 450m in 2022

November 15, 2021,   by Anna Ivanova

The Swiss government will provide CHF 450 million (USD 487.47m/EUR 425.81m) in one-off subsidies to support the expansion of solar PV systems in the country in 2022, the Swiss Federal Office of...

Category: Switzerland FIT

Let the Sun Shine: Making Solar Power Work

November 12, 2021,   by John K. White

The German FIT model was so successful that the government buyback decreased from a high of €0.58/kWh in 2004 to €0.12/kWh in 2017 for small PV roof systems and less than €0.10/kWh for ground-mounted...

Category: News on Solar Energy, USA FIT

High PV system prices, falling FITs make small solar unviable in Germany

November 12, 2021,   by Petra Hannen

Anyone in Germany who wants to put a small-scale PV system into operation in November 2021 must expect electricity generation costs of €0.1152 ($0.13)/kWh and a feed-in tariff (FIT) of €0.0703/kWh.

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

What If Every American's Home Was a Power Plant?

November 8, 2021,   by Thom Hartmann

If we’re committed to reaching zero emissions, we must return to that goal of local self-sufficiency, this time with free power from the sun & wind instead of clear-cutting forests or burning fossils

Category: USA FIT

Feed-in Tariffs Needed Now to Meet Paris Climate Targets Says Report

November 1, 2021,   by Paul Gipe

If we are to meet the Paris climate targets, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy are needed now more than ever says a report by Toby Couture and colleagues at Proseu, Prosumers for the Energy Union....[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Europe FIT, Renewable Energy

More details on France’s new FIT for PV projects up to 500 kW

October 11, 2021,   by Gwénaëlle Deboutte

The provisions for a fixed feed-in tariff (FIT) for all PV systems up to 500 kW in size have finally been published in France’s Official Journal – after an agonizing two year wait. pv magazine France...

Category: France FIT, News on Solar Energy

Vietnam says no extension of price offer for wind power developers

September 30, 2021,  

Vietnam will stick to its plan to end its offer of a fixed wind power feed-in tariff (FiT) in November, the government said on Thursday, despite calls from developers to extend it due to...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Kazakhstan Plans To Lure Azerbaijani Investors To Finance Renewable Energy Projects

September 27, 2021,   by Vusala Abbasova

To make this happen, the country created a better environment to attract major investments into the industry, introducing a 15-year feed-in-tariff (FiT) mechanism. In 2018, the country’s energy...

Category: Kazakhstan

Feed in Tariffs Keep Getting Lower. Is Solar Still Worth it in 2021?

September 17, 2021,  

Across Australia, feed-in tariffs are sitting at a historical low and are getting lower every year. This downward trend is leading many people to see solar as “not worth it anymore”, a “waste of...

Category: Australia FIT

GWEC urges Vietnam to extend wind FiT - reNews

September 9, 2021,  

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the global wind industry is calling on the Vietnamese government to postpone the feed-in tariff (FiT) deadline for wind projects by at least six months as a...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Vietnam eyes split self-consumption and export payments in feed-in tariff successor scheme

September 1, 2021,   by Liam Stoker

Hung said a draft decision is being worked upon that would replace the previous payment mechanism with two separate tariffs set at different rates, one for solar to be consumed on site and another...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Ukraine aims to modify green tariff to repay debt

August 27, 2021,   by Dylan Carter

Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy has developed a bill that would change how Ukraine’s green energy tariff works, the ministry’s press service announced on Aug. 27.

Category: Ukraine

Japan’s government pushing geothermal exploration and development

August 27, 2021,   by Alexander Richter

Earlier this year, we reported on plans of the Japanese government to push geothermal development with deregulation efforts. So together with great feed-in-tariff support, now it seems geothermal is...

Category: Japan FIT, News on Geothermal

European Commission approves €5.7 billion French scheme to support production of electricity from small solar installations

August 27, 2021,  

These installations will be eligible to receive support in the form of a feed-in tariff (i.e., a guaranteed price for the electricity produced) over twenty years. The level of the feed-in tariffs...

Category: France FIT

Large-scale PV finds footing in Slovenia

August 17, 2021,   by Emiliano Bellini

Slovenia's total installed PV capacity stood at just 267 MW by the end of 2020, on new annual additions of just 3 MW. Most of its existing capacity comes from rooftop PV installed in 2012 (122 MW),...

Category: Slovenia FIT

New Falkirk area wind turbine to power more than 700 homes each year

August 3, 2021,   by Jonathon Reilly

However, with government incentives now reduced, there’s a belief it could be the last turbine in the UK to start spinning with a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) accreditation.

Category: Great Britain 1 FIT, Great Britain

Germany installed 2.75 GW of PV in first half of 2021

August 2, 2021,   by Sandra Enkhardt

In June alone, new PV systems totaling 430 MW were connected to the German grid. The country’s cumulative operational PV capacity reached 55.3 GW at the end of June.

Category: Germany FIT

Energy minister Miriam Dalli launched a new €26 million investment scheme for renewable energy for onshore wind, PV and solar panels of over 1MW power.

July 27, 2021,  

Why do I not get compensation for that? The Government was supposed to have feed-in tariff rules set by July. There’s little sign that will happen. As more people install solar PV, the grid is...

Category: Ireland 1 FIT

Feed-in tariffs for new solar farms to pay €26 million over 20 years

July 27, 2021,   by Laura Calleja

Energy minister Miriam Dalli launched a new €26 million investment scheme for renewable energy for onshore wind, PV and solar panels of over 1MW power.

Category: Malta FIT

NSW regulator slashes rooftop solar feed-in-tariff by 25 per cent

July 2, 2021,   by Michael Mazengarb

he NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has published its final determination for 2021-22 benchmark feed-in-tariff for solar exports at between 4.6 and 5.5 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Category: New South Wales FIT

Ministry maintains feed-in tariffs for solar power; developers demand hike

June 15, 2021,  

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is to maintain feed-in tariffs for new solar power installations and grant a three-month grace period for manufacturers to complete their projects, as renewable...

Category: Taiwan FIT

Vermont Standard Offer Program seeks 12 MW of renewable energy

June 14, 2021,   by Erin Voegele

The state of Vermont is seeking proposals for more than 12 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects under its Standard Offer Program. Small-scale biogas and biomass projects are among those...

Category: Vermont FIT

Queensland 2021–22 Solar feed-in tariff

June 1, 2021,  

We have used the 'avoided cost' methodology to calculate the feed-in tariff, which aims to ensure customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems receive a fair and reasonable return...

Category: Queensland FIT

What Germany Can Teach America About Renewable Energy

May 31, 2021,   by Jake Dean

Over the past two decades, it has embarked on a remarkable, expensive transition from coal and nuclear energy, to renewable energy sources. The set of policies to encourage this rise of green energy...

Category: Germany FIT

Post feed-in tariff futures for pioneer renewable plants: Onshore wind power

May 31, 2021,   by Isabel Sutton

One solution for older wind plants is to enter a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a company such Greenpeace Energy, which has provided a lifeline to Reinhard Christiansen’s pioneering wind plant...

Category: News on Community Power, Germany FIT

Share of citizen energy in decline as funding runs out and big investors take over

May 28, 2021,   by Isabel Sutton

1 January 2021 marked the beginning of the end of a key phase in Germany’s Energiewende. On this date, the pioneers of Germany’s energy transition stopped receiving the feed-in tariff that, for the...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Community Power

2021/28 “Vietnam’s Solar Power Boom: Policy Implications for Other ASEAN Member States”

May 21, 2021,   by Thang Nam Do and Paul J. Burke

Vietnam has recently seen a remarkable solar photovoltaic (PV) boom, the first stage of a major and rapid energy transition in the country. The country’s solar PV capacity increased from only 86 MW...

Category: Vietnam FIT, News on Solar Energy

Household feed-in tariff participation up 49% in 2020

May 19, 2021,  

The number of Hungarian homes with solar panels participating in a feed-in tariff scheme rose 49% to 88,112 last year, data from the Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Office (MEKH)...

Category: Hungary FIT

ACT electricity network pricing proposal approved

May 17, 2021,   by Imogen Hartmann

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has granted approval for Evoenergy’s 2021–22 electricity network pricing proposal, which features a significant increase in ACT electricity network charges.

Category: Australian Capital Territory

France publishes second-quarter FITs for PV systems up to 100 kW

April 21, 2021,   by Joël Spaes

The feed-in tariff granted reduces each quarter, in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period.

Category: France FIT

Renewables Surcharge the Best Way to Protect the Planet

March 30, 2021,   by Hans-Josef Fell

Renewables currently provide about half of Germany’s electricity. Two decades ago, the energy industry wouldn’t have considered that possible. The technology revolution unleashed by the EEG has...

Category: Renewable Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Switzerland allocates another $513m for solar incentives

March 13, 2021,   by Sandra Enkhardt

The new funds will eliminate the waiting list for old feed-in tariff contracts. Around 22,400 new renewable energy systems have secured public support in Switzerland this year.

Category: Switzerland FIT

China may deploy up to 75 GW of PV this year

February 26, 2021,   by Emiliano Bellini

According to new forecasts from AECEA, China may see strong development of large-scale solar plants this year, due to a massive pipeline of unsubsidized projects. Furthermore, the distributed...

Category: News on Solar Energy, China FIT

Extension on solar energy feed-in tariffs at 10c5 for 20 years

February 25, 2021,   by Matthew Vella

Energy minister Miriam Dalli has announced a 20-year extension to the advantageous feed-in tariffs first launched on PV and solar panels back in 2010. The original tariffs had been limited to just...

Category: Malta FIT

Madhya Pradesh Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.07/kWh for KUSUM Program’s Solar Projects

February 18, 2021,   by Rakesh Ranjan

The tariff will be applicable for the entire life of the projects commissioned until March 31, 2024

Category: India FIT

Regulator flags another cut in solar feed-in tariffs in NSW

February 16, 2021,   by Sophie Vorrath

New South Wales pricing regulator, IPART, has flagged another “likely” reduction to the state’s recommended – and entirely voluntary for retailers – feed-in tariff for rooftop solar power exported to...

Category: New South Wales FIT

2021: Major Changes to the Japanese Biomass Market

February 3, 2021,   by Rachel Levinson

While Japanese biomass demand continued strong growth in 2020, upcoming policy changes will impact trade flows, supply and demand. Hawkins Wright estimates Japanese wood pellet demand was 1.8 million...

Category: Japan FIT

Germany's solar power expansion reaches 8-year-high in 2020, adding nearly 5 GW

February 2, 2021,   by Edgar Meza

New photovoltaic capacity in Germany reached nearly five gigawatts (GW) last year, up nearly one GW from 2019, Sandra Enkhardt writes in pv magazine citing data from the country’s Federal Network...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

Feed-in tariff policy to boost switch to solar energy

February 1, 2021,   by Darlisa Ghouralal

As Government continues in its efforts to increase the percentage of electricity generated from renewables, it’s announced the introduction of feed-in tariffs to encourage citizens to switch to using...

Category: Trinidad & Tobago FIT

France publishes first-quarter FITs for PV systems up to 100 kW

February 1, 2021,   by Joël Spaes

The feed-in tariff granted reduces each quarter, in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period.

Category: France FIT

Turkey introduces updated geothermal energy feed-in-tariff rates

January 31, 2021,   by Alexander Richter

Turkey announces new tariffs under its renewable energy feed-in-tariff scheme YEKDEM. With that the tariffs for geothermal drop by around 36%, expectations were clearly higher.

Category: Turkey FIT

China Sets 2020 Milestone in Wind-Power Capacity Growth

January 27, 2021,   by Saibal Dasgupta

onstruction of wind power in China, offshore and onshore, nearly tripled in 2020 over the previous year, hitting a new record of nearly 72 GW, according to data released Jan. 20 by the country’s...

Category: China FIT

FITs Drive 9,000 MW Boom in Vietnamese Solar Rooftops

January 15, 2021,   by Toby Couture

Vietnam has just witnessed a veritable solar tsunami, with installations jumping from about 400MW in 2019 to 9.500MW by the end of 2020. This is unprecedented for the rooftop solar PV market in any...[more]

Category: Vietnam FIT, News on Solar Energy, Renewable Energy

2021 - The start of a “game change” in Serbia’s renewable energy sector

January 14, 2021,  

In line with a request from the Energy Community Secretariat, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has decided to start the development of an auction-based incentives model, based on models...

Category: Serbia FIT

EnergyAustralia Reduces Solar Feed-in Tariff Rates

January 4, 2021,   by Michael Bloch

As for Victoria, the rate remains 12.0 cents per kWh for now, but is currently under review. A new rate will be announced to apply from February if there is to be any change1.

Category: Australia FIT

Japan plans 45GW offshore wind power by 2040

December 23, 2020,   by I-Ching Tseng

Japan plans to install 30-45 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power by 2040 as part of plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Category: Japan FIT

Taiwan plans 8% cut in offshore wind tariff

December 23, 2020,  

Taiwan is proposing to lower the feed-in tariff for offshore wind projects signing power purchase agreements (PPA) in 2021 by 8.5% compared with 2020 rates, according to a draft from the Ministry of...

Category: Taiwan FIT

Major New Study Criticizes Auctions: Recommends More Equitable Policies to Spur Rapid Renewable Energy Development

December 21, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

In a sign that Feed-in Tariffs as a policy mechanism for the rapid—and equitable—development of renewable energy are not dead and that their proponents have not given up the hope of a brighter post...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Renewable Energy

Germany introduces new renewable energy law

December 17, 2020,   by Sandra Enkhardt

nder the new regulatory frameworks, the feed-in tariff scheme for rooftop PV will be maintained although only PV systems with a power output of up to 300 kW will be entitled to have the FIT at...

Category: Germany FIT

French parliament approves retroactive FIT cuts for pre-2011, large scale PV

December 17, 2020,   by Gwénaëlle Deboutte

The representatives of the French solar industry have already mobilized against the controversial measure and said they are studying all possible legal actions.

Category: France FIT

A wish list for Biden’s energy policy agenda during his first year in office

December 16, 2020,   by Tam Hunt

Feed-in tariffs at the federal and state level have been proven to be highly effective around the world. It’s time to bring back this powerful tool to really move the ball forward on the renewable...

Category: USA FIT

Feed-in tariffs for solar power plants with installed capacity of 20 MW in Kosovo* to be halted

December 2, 2020,   by Vladimir Spasić

Kosovo’s* State Aid Commission (SAC) said on Facebook that it has found that the scheme approved by the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) is illegal. The administratively set feed-in-tariff scheme was...

Category: Kosovo FIT

Switzerland raises rebates for PV systems up to 30 kW

November 26, 2020,   by Sandra Enkhardt

Projects entitled to receive feed-in tariffs under the country's incentive scheme may also secure rebates but only under certain conditions.

Category: Switzerland FIT

France considers retroactive solar tariffs cuts, at the risk of facing investment-treaty claims

November 25, 2020,  

The cut, which the Government itself qualifies as “retroactive”, will affect a few hundred contracts concluded between 2006 and 20104, out of the 235,000 signed in that period. Pursuant to the text...

Category: France FIT

Another Hit On The Horizon For Victorian Solar Feed-In Tariffs

November 18, 2020,   by Michael Bloch

Victoria’s Essential Services Commission released its draft decision on minimum feed-in tariff rates from 1 July 2021 yesterday. To quickly rip the band-aid off: the proposed minimum single rate...

Category: Victoria FIT

German solar lobby warns 450,000 PV arrays could be decommissioned by 2030

November 16, 2020,   by Sören Amelang

Germany's solar industry association BSW has warned that almost 450,000 PV arrays could be decommissioned by 2030 following the end of feed-in tariff payments, reports the newswire dpa in an article...

Category: Germany FIT

German solar lobby warns 450,000 PV arrays could be decommissioned by 2030

November 16, 2020,   by Sören Amelang

Germany's solar industry association BSW has warned that almost 450,000 PV arrays could be decommissioned by 2030 following the end of feed-in tariff payments, reports the newswire dpa in an article...

Category: Germany FIT

Switzerland allocates another $513m for solar incentives

November 16, 2020,   by Sandra Enkhardt

The new funds will eliminate the waiting list for old feed-in tariff contracts. Around 22,400 new renewable energy systems have secured public support in Switzerland this year.

Category: Switzerland FIT

Germany’s new draft renewable energy laws are ‘a slap in the face for prosumers’

November 9, 2020,   by Andy Colthorpe

Germany’s draft renewable energy laws, which the government is seeking to introduce next year, have been heavily criticised by energy storage systems association BVES.

Category: Germany FIT

Germany’s new draft renewable energy laws are ‘a slap in the face for prosumers’

November 9, 2020,   by Andy Colthorpe

Valeska Gottke, head of communications and markets for the energy storage systems association BVES, told in an interview that the draft law as it stands, is “bad news for the...

Category: Germany FIT

Ottawa pledges $9.6M to try to harness Bay of Fundy tidal energy again

September 9, 2020,   by Paul Withers

A Scottish company, Nova Innovation, is eligible for up to $4 million of that federal grant money for its plan to install 15 small sub-sea turbines in the Petite Passage at Digby Neck, N.S.

Category: Canada FIT, Nova Scotia FIT

Wanna Buy A Slightly Used Feed-in Tariff Contract?

September 3, 2020,   by Seán O'Neill and Reena Goyal

The Report concludes that "buyout" and "buydown" options for wind and solar contracts were the most viable. The "blend and extend" option, which had circulated around industry as the most popularly...

Category: Ontario FIT

Feed-In Tariffs In South Australia: State Of Play In 2019/20

September 1, 2020,   by Michael Bloch

A new report from ESCOSA indicates South Australian solar owners had access to a wide range of feed-in tariff offers and generally had access to the same best-priced electricity plans as non-solar...

Category: South Australia FIT

Solar is great, but … who should pay? Network defends solar export charges

August 17, 2020,   by Mark Vincent

In recent weeks, the issue of rooftop solar exports has raised its head. Last week, a webinar hosted by PV advocacy group Solar Citizens presented a view, which was reported in RenewEconomy, that...

Category: South Australia FIT

City Of Hobart May Buy Electricity Directly From Solar Households

August 12, 2020,   by Michael Bloch

For solar households, the regulated minimum feed-in tariff rate in Tasmania for surplus solar energy exported to the mains grid in 2020/21 is 8.471 cents per kilowatt hour1; 9.4 per cent lower than...

Category: Tasmania FIT

Parliament votes to reduce ‘green’ tariff

July 21, 2020,   by Dylan Carter

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to amend the feed-in tariff on renewable energy production, with 228 deputies voting in favor of the changes on July 21.

Category: Ukraine

Dark clouds hang over #UkraineRenewableSector

July 17, 2020,  

Ukraine first established a feed-in tariff to support renewables’ development in 2008. Technical restrictions were later introduced which excluded all but a short list of businessmen from entering...

Category: Ukraine

Ukraine retroactive FIT cuts far from universally accepted

June 23, 2020,   by Marian Willuhn

They are words to chill the soul of solar project owners when uttered in relation to feed-in tariffs: retroactive FIT cuts. A Ukrainian government smarting at the cost of funding an overly successful...

Category: Ukraine

Ukraine government presents FIT cuts and new auction rules to parliament

June 16, 2020,  

The Ukrainian government’s conference rooms have been stuffier than usual lately, as policymakers and renewable energy industry representatives attempted to thrash out a compromise to reduce the...

Category: Ukraine

Germany’s geothermal sector is struggling to take off

June 15, 2020,   by Paul Hockenos

While geothermal energy is a viable alternative to curb emissions for heating and cooling, fears and high costs have limited its expansion. But Bavaria and now Baden Wurttemberg are forging ahead....

Category: News on Geothermal, Germany FIT

Vietnam set to extend Feed-in-Tariff

June 12, 2020,   by James Bernthal-Hooker

The key matter here is the Prime Minister’s support for extending the feed-in-tariff (FiT) for wind projects beyond next year. The current FiT rate of 8.5 UScent/kWh (onshore) and 9.8 UScent/kWh...

Category: Vietnam FIT

21 MW in Irish wind farms coming to fruition after Black & Veatch technical oversight

June 10, 2020,  

The Black Lough, Three Trees and Enros wind farms are some of the last Irish projects to be supported via the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) 2 Scheme, and in order to qualify had to meet...

Category: Ireland FIT

Japan’s FiP renewables system likely to exclude biomass

June 9, 2020,  

Japan has decided to introduce a feed-in-premium (FiP) scheme for renewable power sources from April 2022. But the market-based programme will probably exclude biomass, as well as geothermal and...

Category: Japan FIT

Photon Energy breaks ground on 14.1-MWp Hungarian solar portfolio

June 4, 2020,   by Veselina Petrova

With these licences, five of the plants will get a feed-in tariff (FiT) of HUF 33,360 (USD 108.4/EUR 96.7) per MWh for 15 years and 5 months, while the other five will be entitled to the same tariff...

Category: Hungary FIT, News on Solar Energy

Bulgaria plans to introduce FITs for solar systems up to 30 kW

June 3, 2020,   by Emiliano Bellini

The government is considering a €0.12/kWh feed-in tariff for PV installations with a generation capacity of up to 5 kW and of €0.10 for 5-30 kW systems. If implemented, the scheme will come into...

Category: Bulgaria FIT, News on Solar Energy

Germany installed 380 MW of solar in April

June 2, 2020,   by Sandra Enkhardt

Rooftop PV financed by a national feed-in tariff (FIT) program continued to be the driver of growth, with 318 MW of new capacity in April, indicating little impact from the public health crisis on...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

A Series of Disasters Shows How Renewable Energy Helps Us

June 2, 2020,  

What’s most important is a medium/long-term policy that clearly steers phasing out of fossil fuels (particularly coal) and nuclear power. What is needed is a Japanese ‘Green New Deal’ that would grow...

Category: Renewable Energy, Japan FIT

Japan to launch ‘green recovery’ platform and ministerial meeting

June 1, 2020,  

Japan is seeking to bolster global momentum for climate action by hosting an online platform and high-level political event on greening the post-coronavirus economic recovery.

Category: Japan FIT, Renewable Energy

Israeli national lottery supports rooftop PV program with $0.12/kWh feed-in tariff

May 28, 2020,   by Emiliano Bellini

Successful applicants will receive an ILS0.45/kWh ($0.13) feed-in tariff (FIT) for 23 years.

Category: Israel FIT

Kazakstan switches to renewable energy

May 26, 2020,  

Salimzhuarova said that the legal framework for green investments has also improved since the government switched in 2017 from feed-in tariffs, payments for the generation of renewable energy to an...

Category: Kazakhstan

U.S. Business Group Warns Ukraine Against Feed-in Tariff Cuts

May 26, 2020,  

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine urged the government “to avoid unilateral imposition of severe tariff cuts that could be detrimental to the viability of renewables projects,” according to...

Category: Ukraine

Germany eliminates 52 GW cap for solar incentives

May 19, 2020,   by Sandra Enkhardt

The country’s coalition government reached an agreement on Monday to remove the limit from the national renewable energy law. However, economy minister Peter Altmaier has not said when the measure...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

Ontario court overturns halt to EDPR wind farm

May 15, 2020,   by Craig Richard

An Ontario appeal court has reinstated EDP Renewables’ right to build a 100MW wind farm after the government abruptly revoked consent for the project.

Category: News on Large Wind, Ontario FIT

California Public Utilities Commission Adopts New Standard Offer Contract for Qualifying Facilities

May 8, 2020,   by Sarah Kozal

At its Voting Meeting today the Commission adopted a new standard offer contract available to any Qualifying Facility (QF) of 20 megawatts or less seeking to sell electricity to a...

Category: California FIT

FITs? Community-scale renewables poised for boost as California nears PURPA compliance again

April 24, 2020,   by Ed Smeloff

Community-scale renewable energy projects in California could get a much needed boost as the state’s energy regulator updates its compliance with the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act...

Category: California FIT

Vietnam finally unveils new FITs for large-scale, rooftop, floating PV

April 7, 2020,   by Brian Publicover

Hanoi has set new feed-in tariff rates for utility-scale, rooftop and floating PV projects, ending a long period of policy uncertainty. The government has announced the new rates, which are broadly...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Last year’s European tidal power generation 50% higher than 2018

March 30, 2020,   by Tami Hood

European tidal power capacity continued rising throughout 2019. This brought it to a cumulative 27.7 MW. That figure represents nearly four times as much as the total figure from the rest of the...

Category: Renewable Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Government issues regulation to jumpstart stalled renewable energy projects

March 18, 2020,   by Norman Harsono

Among the frequently complained headwinds is Ministerial Regulation No. 50/2017 – dubbed “Permen 50”. This was the regulation that introduced the BOOT scheme and erased a feed-in-tariff pricing...

Category: Indonesia FIT

Japan’s energy policy nine years after Fukushima

March 11, 2020,   by Masahiro Sugiyama

On 11 March 2020, Japan marks the ninth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The meltdown of the plant owned...

Category: Japan FIT

Vietnam Increases Feed-in-Tariffs for Biomass Power Projects

March 11, 2020,   by Baker McKenzie

For combined heat and power ("CHP") biomass power projects: 7.03 US cent per kWh (exclusive of VAT) (increased from 5.8 US cent per kWh under the previous Decision No. 24 and from 6.77 US cent...

Category: Vietnam FIT

‘South Korea’s renewable energy initiative in right direction’

March 9, 2020,   by Kim Da-sol

“The nation’s goal is a big change from the current situation and is thus a positive development, but it is not as ambitious as many other countries which have already achieved large shares of...

Category: Korea FIT

Moldova introduces feed-in tariff for small scale solar

March 2, 2020,   by Emiliano Bellini

The 15-year payments will come into force when new renewables FITs are published in the country’s official journal within the next few days. The government wants to allocate 15 MW of solar facilities...

Category: Moldova FIT, News on Solar Energy

How FIT cuts killed plans for UK solar manufacturing hub

February 26, 2020,  

More than 800,000 solar rooftops had been installed under the U.K. feed-in tariff but when the government cut the rate paid for excess power injected into the grid by 65% in April 2015, the rate of...

Category: Great Britain

Vietnam might maintain FITs for 3 GW of approved large-scale PV projects

February 21, 2020,   by Emiliano Bellini

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) sent a report to the government on Tuesday in which it recommends maintaining feed-in tariffs for large-scale PV projects, rather than switching to...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Energy Australia cuts solar feed-in tariffs

February 20, 2020,   by Sam Baran

Energy Australia's new feed-in rates show a drop in price for three states and the addition of the Australian Capital Territory to the scheme.

Category: Australia FIT

Japan sets feed-in tariffs for the 2020 Japanese Financial Year

February 6, 2020,   by Andy Colthorpe

It has long been planned that this next financial year will be the last in which FiTs are offered, meaning that Japan is seeking new ways to support the deployment of solar PV, with the government...

Category: Japan FIT

Japan awards just 39.8MW in fifth solar auction

January 28, 2020,   by Tom Kenning

Japan has awarded just 39.8MW of PV capacity in its fifth solar auction, despite there being more than 416MW initially on offer.

Category: Japan FIT

Vietnam confirms 20-year FIT for rooftop PV will be maintained at $0.0935/kWh

January 27, 2020,   by Emiliano Bellini

Vietnam’s state-owned utility EVN has confirmed that it will maintain the 20-year feed-in tariff for rooftop PV installations not exceeding 100 kW in size at the rate of $0.0935/kWh until 2021.

Category: Vietnam FIT, News on Solar Energy

Broken promises: Legal recourse for retroactive FIT cuts

January 23, 2020,   by Daniel R. Meagher

Many countries around the world have implemented feed-in tariff (FIT) incentive regimes to foster the development of PV, and in some cases they have gone on to scale back those regimes, inflicting...

Category: Italy FIT

UK: Changes In The Regulation On FIT Projects

January 22, 2020,   by István Réczicza , Anita Horváth and Eszter Zádori

FIT producers will be entitled to temporary and gradually decreasing compensation until the end of 2025 in order to mitigate the increased financial burden they face due to the new rules of balancing...

Category: Great Britain

Lacking guarantee for favourable FIT for geothermal in France big concern for industry

January 22, 2020,   by Alexander Richter

The new draft of legislation on multi-annual energy planning for France raises big concerns by the geothermal sector in France as in its current form does not provide for any guarantees of favourable...

Category: News on Geothermal, France FIT

Vietnam to raise FiT for biomass power projects

January 17, 2020,  

The draft decision, among other revisions, proposes increasing feed-in-tariffs (FiT) for biomass power projects.

Category: Vietnam FIT

Vietnam to lower tariffs for solar power

January 16, 2020,   by Anh Minh

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed a new feed-in tariff 32 percent lower than the earlier incentive rate. It wants a fixed rate of 7.09 cents per kWh, down from the 9.35 cents offered...

Category: Vietnam FIT

A breath of fresh air: How Latvia can increase wind power capacity tenfold by 2030

January 15, 2020,  

Latvia has had a system of support for energy production in place for many years, based on compensating investment through a feed-in tariff (FiT). However, the support has been provided not only to...

Category: Latvia, News on Large Wind Turbines

Indonesia preparing change to more favourable geothermal feed-in-tariffs

January 6, 2020,  

With current pricing scheme not interesting to investors, Indonesia now preparing improved geothermal feed-in-tariff structure based on the investment value or project economics.

Category: News on Geothermal, Indonesia FIT

Taiwan Feed-in tariff raised for small onshore wind farms

December 31, 2019,  

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced the 2020 feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for renewable energy generation, with the rate for onshore wind power facilities with a capacity of 1...

Category: News on Large Wind, Taiwan FIT

Indonesia New Rules for Clean Energy

December 28, 2019,  

THE government’s steps issuing regulations regarding new and renewable energy (EBT) for electricity power plants need to be carried out with great care. Rules that are user-friendly to investors are...

Category: Indonesia FIT

Optimizing Feed-In Tariffs to boost renewable energy production

December 12, 2019,  

Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are crucial tools to increase the adoption of renewable energy technologies. But setting them at the right level (price) is a balancing act. If they are poorly designed, they...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Germany's Carbon Mitigation Plan With Biomass

December 11, 2019,   by Holger Streetz

While other European countries such as the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark subsidize cofiring, Germany is lacking feed-in tariffs for wood pellets and other biomass in coal plants.

Category: Germany FIT

Taiwanese government proposes solar tariffs of US$0.13-0.19/kWh

December 9, 2019,   by Emiliano Bellini

The draft feed-in tariff scheme should be approved by the end of the month. Payments for residential solar systems are expected to fall only 0.34% but those for utility scale solar may be reduced by...

Category: Taiwan FIT, News on Solar Energy

Investors Still Waging War With Spain Over Retroactive Cuts

December 4, 2019,   by Jason Deign

Spain has offered an olive branch in its long-running legal battle with renewables developers. But the fight isn’t over yet.

Category: Spain FIT, News on Solar Energy

LAUSD's Own 'Green New Deal' Calls For Ditching Non-Renewable Energy By 2040

December 2, 2019,   by Kyle Stokes

Under programs known as "Feed-in Tariff," solar power companies would pay LAUSD to use that space.

Category: California FIT

Ukarine Solar Energy Association not in favor of idea to restructure feed-in tariffs for solar power plants

November 20, 2019,  

Restructuring of the feed-in tariff for electricity generated by solar power plants is inappropriate for the sector, Executive Director of the Solar Energy Association of Ukraine Artem Semenyshyn...

Category: Ukraine

Gusty growth: Vietnam’s remarkable wind energy story

November 19, 2019,   by Tim Daubach

The latest feed-in-tariff for onshore projects, introduced last year, stands at 8.5 US cents/kWh, while offshore wind power generators will be paid 9.8 US cents for every kWh of power exported to the...

Category: Vietnam FIT, News on Large Wind

The Big Ban of Wind Energy

November 12, 2019,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

One of the reasons is the failed policy of leaving the working feed-in tariff in favor of an experiment with auctions. Said experiment has failed in a spectacular way. As a part of my job I follow...

Category: News on Large Wind, Germany FIT, Wind Energy & the Environment

Vietnam leading ASEAN’s solar PV market

November 12, 2019,   by Jason Thomas

Vietnamese state-owned utility company, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) stated that as many as 82 plants with a combined capacity of 4.45 GW were connected to the national grid as of 30 June, allowing them...

Category: Vietnam FIT, News on Solar Energy

Ireland renewables chiefs warn of project disruption

November 4, 2019,  

The current renewable energy feed-in tariff (Refit) is being replaced in 2020 with an auction-based “renewable electricity support scheme” (Ress).

Category: Ireland 1 FIT

The biggest wind farm in the Western Balkans opened in Vojvodina

October 14, 2019,   by Snezana Bjelotomic

Čibuk 1 is one of the wind farms which output is financed under the feed-in tariff in Serbia. The power purchase agreement (PPA) for Čibuk 1 was signed in October 2016.

Category: Serbia FIT

MHI Vestas tapped for pioneering floating pilot in French Atlantic

October 7, 2019,   by Darius Snieckus

The European Commission in February rubber-stamped French plans to support four 24MW floating wind demonstrators, along with Groix Belle Ile, awarding contracts to Engie/EDPR's Leucate and Quandran's...

Category: France FIT

Bermuda's New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

October 4, 2019,  

The Regulatory Authority today [Oct 4] announced that after “conducting a thorough and complete solar PV analysis to establish a new Feed-in-Tariff [FIT] for Bermuda’s solar PV distributed generators...

Category: Bermuda FITs

Nova Scotia law would renew purchase agreements with tidal power producers

October 4, 2019,  

The companies operate under a system known as feed-in tariffs, which guarantee a rate per kilowatt-hour of energy fed into the province’s electricity grid.

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Taiwan solar to become rapid-growth market despite FiT cuts

October 3, 2019,   by Tom Kenning

Taiwan is expected to become one of the fastest-growing solar markets worldwide despite this year’s feed-in tariff (FiT) reductions, according to a new report, but a local developer has

Category: Taiwan FIT

Los Angeles to expand home solar FiT scheme to 450 MW

September 26, 2019,  

The FiT scheme was introduced in 2013 and originally aimed at backing the installation of 150 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity. This target was achieved earlier this year, the Los Angeles Business...

Category: California FIT

California marks feed-in-tariff and community solar milestones

September 26, 2019,   by Cecilia Keating

Los Angeles’ municipal utility has tripled the size of its rooftop solar feed-in programme (FiT), growing it from 150MW to 450MW.

Category: California FIT

DWP Board Votes to Expand Program Paying People for Renewable Energy

September 25, 2019,  

The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners today recommended expanding the Feed-in Tariff program, which pays people for feeding renewable energy to the department's grid.

Category: California FIT

Vietnam may cut FITs for large scale solar 20%

September 25, 2019,   by Emiliano Bellini

The tariff for rooftop PV will be maintained at $0.0935/kWh but payments for ground-mounted and floating solar could be cut to $0.0709/kWh and $0.0769, respectively. The previous FIT scheme,...

Category: Vietnam FIT

UMass Boston will install 1-MW solar/2-MWh storage project with EV charging

September 24, 2019,   by Kelly Pickerel

Enel X and UMass Boston will share in the economic benefits that are set to be created through the project’s enrollment in the MA SMART Feed-in-Tariff, local utility peak energy efficiency programs.

Category: Massachusetts FIT


September 24, 2019,  

The FITs are differentiated by size and technology – solar, land-based wind, anaerobic digestion (biogas) and solid biomass. These categories and their accompanying rates and capacity allocations...

Category: Barbados FITs

Germany lifts cap on solar FIT program with new Climate Change Act

September 23, 2019,   by Sandra Enkhardt

While the solar industry will welcome the move, the feed-in tariff paid to small systems is still reducing thanks to the volume of new capacity installed every quarter. Announcing a wide-ranging...

Category: Germany FIT

German Government clearly misses all three self-imposed renewable energy goals associated with auctions

September 10, 2019,   by Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General

“The German Government has missed all three goals, which it has linked with the introduction of auctions: Neither has it reached its installation targets nor have the auctions achieved...[more]

Category: Germany FIT, News on Community Power, Renewable Energy

Community Wind under the Auctions Model: A Critical Appraisal

September 10, 2019,  

“The German Government has missed all three goals, which it has linked with the introduction of auctions: Neither has it reached its installation targets nor have the auctions achieved...

Category: News on Community Power, Germany FIT

India needs a globally competitive solar panel industry

September 7, 2019,   by Ajay Shankar

The ideal way for achieving a breakthrough would be to go in for an attractive feed-in tariff regime, with the approval of the State Regulatory Commissions. Trying to invite thousands of bids at the...

Category: India FIT

German auctions ‘failing’ community wind

September 3, 2019,  

“It has not reached its installation targets, nor have the auctions achieved cost-effective results, and the diversity of players has suffered since the beginning of 2017, calling into question the...

Category: News on Community Power, Germany FIT

Ukraine cuts time for energy producers to obtain feed-in tariffs

August 23, 2019,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

We know exactly that the fixed feed-in tariff in place until a couple of years ago has worked very well to increase speed of adoption. We also know that the recent policy changes have been an...

Category: Germany FIT

Geothermal to keep FIT in Japan, while auction system is introduced for solar and wind

August 9, 2019,   by Alexander Richter

The Japanese government has adapted the feed-in-tariff (FIT) system for renewable energy technologies, introducing a wholesale/ tender system for solar and wind, while geothermal, biomass and...

Category: Japan FIT, News on Geothermal

Politics not technology: what must change for the world to go 100% renewable by 2050

July 15, 2019,   by JP Casey

The report recommends policies such as feed-in tariffs to encourage a greater diversity of individuals and groups involved in energy generation.

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

China to support nearly 23GW of solar with new feed-in tariff

July 12, 2019,   by John Parnell

The long-awaited new FiT system awards capacity through a reverse auction with interested parties bidding for a premium to be paid on top of regional benchmark electricity prices. It replaces the old...

Category: China FIT

Toby Couture on Auction Failure

July 9, 2019,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

I just read “Are auctions to blame for the lagging pace of renewable energy deployment” by Toby Couture. The answer is of course yes, as anybody paying attention knows. But Couture makes a couple of...

Category: Germany FIT

A Newly Released Climate Action Plan Could Unleash Ireland’s Solar Energy Generation Potential Through Making Rooftop Solar More Attractive

June 26, 2019,   by Robbie Galvin

A radical climate action plan by the Irish Government, published earlier this month, includes commitments to create a mechanism for solar micro-generators to sell electricity back to the grid. This...

Category: Ireland FIT

ACT looks beyond 2020 renewables target, seals community solar off-take deal

June 24, 2019,   by Michael Mazengarb

The ACT government has taken steps to re-affirm its commitment to maintaining its 100% renewable electricity target in perpetuity, at the same as the territory locks-in a feed-in tariff rate for its...

Category: Australia FIT

Are auctions to blame for the lagging pace of renewable energy deployment?

June 19, 2019,   by Toby D. Couture

The evidence is in, and it is unequivocal: the growth in renewable energy deployment around the world has stalled. . . This top-down model of electricity sector development is one reason utilities...

Category: Germany FIT

EU approves Italy’s auction scheme for renewables

June 14, 2019,   by Emiliano Bellini

The €5.4 billion program is expected to spur new growth in large scale PV while also providing incentives for rooftop systems. Originally scheduled for January, the country’s first technology neutral...

Category: Italy FIT

Green light to sell solar electricity back to grid

June 9, 2019,   by Stephen O’Brien

The precise level of earnings will depend on the tariff set by government but they are likely to be pitched at a rate generous enough to drive a significant uptake in photovoltaic roof panels. A rate...

Category: Great Britain

Queensland regional solar feed-in-tariffs cut as renewables push prices down

June 3, 2019,   by Sophie Vorrath

Rooftop solar households in regional Queensland are set to receive more than 15 per cent less for the solar PV generated electricity they send back to the grid, after the state’s pricing regulator...

Category: Queensland FIT

What we really need: Priority for renewable energy and an emissions ban

May 17, 2019,   by Stefan Gsänger

Higher prices, as we know from behavioural psychology and from real life, do not automatically lead to behavioural changes. Rather, habituation effects often occur at a higher price level. Smoking is...

Category: Renewable Energy, Germany FIT

UK solar industry welcomes Labour’s ambitious and inclusive solar homes policy

May 17, 2019,   by Robin Whitlock

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has welcomed the Labour Party’s announcement this week that it will support over a million new domestic PV installations across the UK, through a mixture of fair...

Category: News on Solar Energy, Great Britain

Luxembourg raises solar FITs

May 13, 2019,   by Catherine Rollet

For installations with a generation capacity of less than 10 kW, the feed-in tariff will rise 36% to €0.165/kWh and all installations below 500 kW are set to benefit from an improved regulatory...

Category: Luxembourg FIT

Montenegro scraps feed-in tariff surcharge

May 6, 2019,   by Vladimir Spasić

The Montenegrin government has decided to abolish the surcharge paid by consumers through electricity bills to fund the feed-in tariff scheme for privileged power producers. The funds collected...

Category: Montenegro

France sets second-quarter FITs for rooftop solar systems

May 2, 2019,   by Catherine Rollet

he feed-in tariff granted reduces each quarter in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period and the drop will be felt more keenly in sun-rich Corsica and the...

Category: France FIT

China Installs 5.2 Gigawatts Of Solar As Government Unveils 2019 Feed-in Tariffs

May 1, 2019,   by Joshua S Hill

hina’s National Energy Administration announced Monday that a total of 5.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar was installed during the first quarter while, at the same time, the Price Bureau of China’s National...

Category: China FIT, News on Solar Energy

Business, Civic Leaders Urge LADWP to Step up Local Solar Goals to Fill Gap from Phased out Power Plants

April 2, 2019,  

A broad coalition of business, environmental and civic leaders today called on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to increase and accelerate its goals for generating local renewable...

Category: California FIT

EU Court of Justice: German Renewable System Not State Aid

March 29, 2019,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Excellent news from the EU Court of Justice. In a judgment published yesterday, the EU Commission power grab asserting the right to decide about German renewable energy legislation has been rejected....

Category: Germany FIT

Farewell FiTs: How people, and not just policy, drove UK solar

March 29, 2019,   by Leonie Greene

So, we didn’t quite make a million solar PV homes, but not far off! It is particularly poignant for me to reflect on the closure of the feed-In tariff today having campaigned successfully in...

Category: Great Britain

Farewell FiTs: Ray Noble speaks FiTs and the future

March 28, 2019,   by Alice Grundy

The feed-in tariff (FiT) has marked a period in the solar industry rife with extreme highs and lows. From growing the UK industry to be a fierce competitor to the solar giants across the world, to it...

Category: Great Britain

Fire Engine Water Supply Auction System

March 27, 2019,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Once they reach the fire, they will pump water on that fire to put it out as fast as possible. There will not be an auction set up where water suppliers can enter bids and the cheapest supplier gets...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Farewell FiTs: The view from the rooftops

March 27, 2019,   by Alice Grundy

“I think it was necessary to stimulate the industry and it certainly did that. It created a supply chain,” Roberts says, adding that the industry wouldn’t have been established in the same way...

Category: Great Britain

Farewell FiTs: How the feed-in tariff gave birth to UK Solar

March 26, 2019,   by Alice Grundy

“The industry exploded,” Noble says, describing the time as a “gold rush”. The government’s plans to deliver 1MW over the course of the five-year FiT was exceeded in the first 9 months, creating a...

Category: Great Britain

Bulgaria to abolish electricity export tariff from 1 July

March 25, 2019,  

Bulgaria’s electricity export tariff will be abolished from 1 July, according to a draft proposal for energy law changes.

Category: Bulgaria FIT

Ministry eyes subsidy plan for nuclear energy generation

March 23, 2019,   by TSUNEO SASAI

The ministry plans to establish the subsidy system by the end of fiscal 2020 in line with the scheduled review of the "feed-in tariff" system that set prices for purchasing electricity generated by...

Category: Japan FIT, Nuclear Power

Scottish renewables hits record levels: govt

March 3, 2019,  

Generation in Scotland was 26,708 GWh, a 6.1 per cent increase on the previous record in 2017. This output of electricity was the equivalent of powering all households in Scotland for more than...

Category: Great Britain

New solar FiTs in Vietnam to depend on location, type of system

March 1, 2019,  

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam is planning to introduce a new solar feed-in tariff (FiT) programme from July 1, 2019 that will offer different rates depending on the location...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Interview with Frank Schoof on geothermal development success in The Netherlands

February 21, 2019,   by Alexander Richter

The role of the government was also important, with the putting in place of a risk-guarantee fund and feed-in tariff for heat.

Category: News on Geothermal, Netherlands FIT

Renewable self-generation is a right, not a privilege

February 18, 2019,   by Juliet Davenport

It then became the blueprint for the Feed-in Tariff, the scheme through which over 800,000 installations would register to receive payment for the energy they share back to the grid.

Category: Great Britain

Vietnam mulls multi-layered FIT scheme as it kicks energy transition into gear

February 13, 2019,   by Marija Maisch

With its feed-in tariff set to expire at the end of June, Vietnam is considering different levels of payment, classified across three irradiation regions and involving four solar technologies. Future...

Category: Vietnam FIT

China installed 43.6 GW of solar last year – despite 5/31 New Policy

January 17, 2019,   by Vincent Shaw

Whilst the government’s 5/31 New Policy announcement undoubtedly slowed installations, there was still 20 GW of large-scale, ground-mounted PV installed after the policy u-turn, after only 3.6 GW had...

Category: China FIT

Great Britain: After the FIT

January 16, 2019,   by Dave Elliott

The UK government’s plan to abandon the feed-in tariff (FIT) system for small renewable energy projects did not go down well, especially since it meant the loss of the export tariff. Householders who...

Category: Great Britain 1 FIT

How the Green New Deal’s 100% renewable energy goal could be achieved

January 16, 2019,   by Robbie Orvis

A federal feed-in tariff like Germany’s or China’s, which pays a guaranteed price for energy produced by renewables, could both drive renewables investment.

Category: USA FIT

UK Government Sets Outs Mediocre Support For Small-Scale Renewable Energy Generators

January 13, 2019,   by Joshua S Hill

The UK Government on Tuesday finally proposed what amounts to relatively mediocre guidelines intended to support the development of small-scale renewable energy technologies by ensuring remuneration...

Category: Great Britain 1 FIT

Japan Sets FIT Tariff for Less-than-500kW Solar Plants for FY 2019

January 10, 2019,   by Kenji Kaneko

According to the plan, the FIT tariff for 10kW-500kW commercial solar power plants will be ¥14/kWh, which has been finalized in effect.

Category: Japan FIT, News on Solar Energy

Lithuanian renewable energy state aid gets EU approval

January 9, 2019,  

In 2012, Lithuania set up a scheme to support producers of electricity from renewable energy sources. On January 8, the Commission said the EC approved aid granted under this scheme from 2012 to 2015...

Category: Lithuania FIT

Dalhousie University biomass plant providing power to the grid

December 19, 2018,  

Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus (AC) in Truro, N.S., officially opened its renewed $26.5-million Biomass Energy Plant, made possible, in part, through the Nova Scotia Community Feed-in...

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Ofgem update clarifies deemed export tariff and storage confusion

December 11, 2018,   by Liam Stoker

Within that guidance was the clarification that homes with solar already installed that then added battery storage units or smart meters would continue to receive deemed export tariff payments, a...

Category: Great Britain, Great Britain 1 FIT

Eko-svest urges Macedonia to make renewables support system more competitive

December 10, 2018,  

The new draft decree includes auctions for larger wind farms and solar plants, but leaves the feed-in tariff system in place for hydro power plants of up to 10 MW, wind farms of up to 50 MW, and...

Category: Europe FIT, Macedonia

New French Self-Consumption FIT: Une prime pour encourager l’autoconsommation solaire !

December 10, 2018,  

Cet arrêté tarifaire relatif aux installations d’une puissance inférieure à 100 kWc : – fixe les tarifs d’achat de l’électricité photovoltaïque en revente totale pour un contrat de 20 ans –...

Category: France FIT

Analysis of economic impacts of the feed-in tariff scheme for photovoltaic technology in Italy

December 1, 2018,   by Kurdgelashvili, Lado

Category: Italy FIT

EU approves France’s €600 million scheme to support innovative PV

November 28, 2018,   by Emiliano Bellini

The €600 million scheme is expected to lead to the deployment of an additional 350 MW of PV capacity, and to support ground-mounted and rooftop projects relying on innovative technologies and ranging...

Category: France FIT

State aid: Commission approves €600 million in public support for innovative solar power installations in France

November 27, 2018,   by European Commission

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a measure to support innovative installations for electricity production from solar energy. The measure will further support the EU's...

Category: France FIT

Joint venture to launch French tidal energy project

November 22, 2018,   by Kelvin Ross

France has a feed-in tariff for tidal energy of €150 MWh but SIMAC believe that its scaled-up project could see costs being brought down to around €70 MWh. As a source of predictable firm and...

Category: France FIT

Understanding the German energy transition: from leader to laggard

November 20, 2018,   by Rebecca Bertram

Germany is often praised as being the frontrunner in the transition to renewable energy. It is shutting down its nuclear power plants by 2022, and their capacity will be replaced by renewables....

Category: Renewable Energy, Germany FIT

Finland opens mixed renewables tender for 1.4 TWh

November 16, 2018,  

his is the first renewable energy tender issued by the country. It will replace its feed-in-tariff (FiT) support scheme. The deadline for taking part in the competitive selection is December 31.

Category: Finland FIT

Procurement Prices for Solar Electricity to Be Lowered Again in Japan

November 12, 2018,   by Kenji Kaneko

A meeting of the Calculation Committee for Procurement Price, Etc was organized Nov 8, 2018, for discussing the FIT-based purchasing prices for fiscal 2019. As for solar power generation, the...

Category: News on Solar Energy, Japan FIT

Senegal launches breakthrough policy for Solar PV

November 12, 2018,   by Toby Couture

Senegal's new policy offers a direct cash payment ranging from USD cents 8.6 to 12.9/kWh, making projects easier to finance. By offering to buy the surplus generation at specific rates, and...

Category: News on Solar Energy, Senegal FIT

Wow, a Whopping 1.3 GW of Extra Solar Next Year in Germany

November 1, 2018,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

That’s almost 2.5% of the 53 GW China added last year. I am so old, I remember when it was the market who decided on how much solar to add. I also remember that Germany added much more solar than...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

In Nova Scotia, tidal energy receives $30 million vote of confidence

October 28, 2018,   by David Hume

Natural Resources Canada, a federal agency, recently announced C$29.8 million of funding for Halagonia Tidal Energy, a subsidiary of DP Energy, to develop a 9-megawatt tidal array demonstration...

Category: Nova Scotia FIT, Renewable Energy

Japan and Germany Failed Transition to Auction Models

October 23, 2018,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

If you want conclusive proof that a shift to auction models will delay and brake renewable energy development, one could not ask for much more. Meanwhile, China invested $126.6 billion with most of...

Category: Germany FIT, Japan FIT

Vietnam raises wind power price to encourage development

October 22, 2018,  

The Government has recently decided to increase price of wind power to encourage the development of this energy after eight years imposing the Feed in Tariff (Fit) of 7.8 US cent/kWh, which is said...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Little public support for UK Government axing of solar tariff

October 19, 2018,   by David McPhee

The data survey, carried out by YouGov for Climate Action, found that a clear majority were in favour of continuing the solar export tariff rather than abolish it.

Category: Great Britain

What’s all this solar power political penny-pinching all about – anyhow?

October 16, 2018,  

Back in 2010 the Government launched its feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme which financially supported households with solar power facilities that fed back excess electricity to the national grid. Great...

Category: Great Britain

Japan To Add 17 Gigawatts Of New Solar By End Of 2020

October 12, 2018,   by Joshua S Hill

Another catalyst for this slowdown is the September announcement from the Japanese Government which sees the country’s feed-in tariffs (FiT) for solar installations reduced at the household- and...

Category: Japan FIT, News on Solar Energy

Plans submitted for low head hydro scheme in Inverness

October 5, 2018,  

The renewable energy generated will return an income to the Council through the Feed in Tariff mechanism and be connected to the local Archive Centre and leisure centre. The facility will be housed...

Category: Great Britain

Germany deployed nearly 2 GW of PV so far this year

October 1, 2018,   by Sandra Enkhardt

Depending on size, the fixed feed-in tariffs for private and commercial systems will range from €0.1028/kWh to €0.118/kWh. For other projects, the tariff is €0.0818/kWh in August.

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

China Seeks To Achieve “Grid Price Parity” For Wind & Solar

September 21, 2018,   by Joshua S Hill

China’s feed-in tariff — which was capped in May, much to the surprise of the global solar industry — would be set aside in these regions and local governments would be given freedom and encouraged...

Category: China FIT

Vietnam Solar feed in tariff to remain fixed through end of 2020

August 31, 2018,   by Giles T. Cooper

Vietnam’s government has agreed to extend the period for the implementation of Decision No.11/2017/QD-TTg dated 11 April 2017 of the Government.

Category: Vietnam FIT

UK Solar industry rejects UK government plan to end FIT, export tariff schemes

August 30, 2018,   by Marian Willuhn

In consultations in late July this year, the U.K. Government proposed ending both the feed-in tariff (FIT) and export tariff schemes. The policy changes would end financial compensation for prosumers...

Category: Great Britain

‘Bring back feed-in tariff to fully tap potential of wind power’

August 21, 2018,  

Ramesh Kymal, Chairman CII-SR Power, Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Subcommittee, told BusinessLine the government should consider offering ‘feed-in tariffs’ as it had done till 2017. “This paved...

Category: Indiana FIT

Switzerland announces higher feed-in-tariffs for geothermal power generation

August 17, 2018,   by Alexander Richter

New feed-in-tariffs for hydro-thermal and petro-thermal geothermal have been put forward that would lift maximum tariffs from up to $0.48 to $0.54/ kWh for plants sized 5 MW and below with lower...

Category: News on Geothermal, Switzerland FIT

Malta Develops Massive Projects to Secure its Energy Future

August 7, 2018,   by Kaitlin Lavinder

Energy security on the island nation of Malta is a concern. However, the country is taking on three major projects – a pipeline to Italy, a new gas-fueled power plant, and the promotion of solar...

Category: Malta FIT

Ireland Approves Renewable Energy Support Scheme, Aiming For 2019 Auction

August 7, 2018,   by Joshua S Hill

The Irish Government announced approval towards the end of July for its long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) and intends to deliver the first RESS auction sometime in 2019.

Category: Ireland FIT

China Installs 24.3 Gigawatts Of Solar In First Half Of 2018

August 6, 2018,   by Joshua S Hill

China’s National Energy Administration announced last week that the country installed a total of 24.3 gigawatts (GW) worth of new solar capacity throughout the first half of the year, made up of only...

Category: China FIT, News on Solar Energy

Taiwan urged to seek 100% renewable energy by 2030

August 2, 2018,  

"Transiting to 100 percent renewable is not a far away target. It is the main strategy in many nations," Hans-Josef Fell, founder and president of the Berlin-based Energy Watch Group, said in a...

Category: Taiwan FIT, Renewable Energy

Policy Political Agenda: “FIT subsidy axe wasn’t even presented to parliament”

August 1, 2018,   by David Blackman

Unlike the fracking announcement, the FIT subsidy axe wasn’t even presented to parliament, even though the mechanism has underpinned the dramatic expansion of solar provision that the generation...

Category: Great Britain

Namibia: Capping Solar Energy Generation Misses the Point

July 31, 2018,   by Bram Buijs

Namibian electricity distributors, such as Erongo RED and the City of Windhoek, have started imposing caps on solar PV electricity production. They are refusing to approve licences for new solar...

Category: Namibia FIT

UK confirms intent to cull export tariff alongside FiT in future solar proposals

July 19, 2018,   by Liam Stoker

The UK government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.

Category: Great Britain

Can Doug Ford keep his promise to axe green energy projects? Many rural voters hope so

June 16, 2018,   by Philip Lee-Shanok

Green Energy Act allowed province to ignore local concerns, but election gives opponents new optimism.

Category: News on Large Wind, Wind Noise, Health, & Safety, Ontario FIT

Global Solar Demand To Increase 11% Despite China Cuts, Predicts IHS Markit

June 11, 2018,   by Joshua S Hill

Market research firm IHS Markit has published new figures that show the global solar market will still increase by around 11% to 105 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 despite recent cuts to China’s solar policy...

Category: News on Solar Energy, China FIT

Berlin cuts onshore tariff 2.4%

June 1, 2018,  

Germany will cut the feed-in tariff (FiT) for eligible onshore wind projects by 2.4% from October 2018, according to grid regulator BNetzA.

Category: Ontario FIT

Serbia to switch from FIT to feed-in premiums and auctions

May 24, 2018,   by Marija Djordjevic

With its feed-in tariff program set to expire at the end of the year, Serbia will be looking to introduce new mechanisms to support renewables in the form of feed-in premiums and auctions. The...

Category: Serbia FIT

ICIS Power Perspective: Romania considers changing the RES support scheme for new installations

May 24, 2018,  

Romania is considering changing the current RES support scheme of Certificates of Origin (CoOs, “green certificates”) to a payment system to RES producers. The type of payments is yet to be defined...

Category: Romania

Wave generating companies pull the plug on 'economic sinkhole'

April 26, 2018,  

Carnegie has stated that grant support and the feed-in tariff support for wave energy had been removed over the last two years "and that has led to the situation we have today where we have a...

Category: Great Britain, Renewable Energy

India adds 10 GW of fresh solar in FY 2017/18, reaches 22 GW total

April 26, 2018,  

Wind, meanwhile, saw a drop in installation activity due to the transition from a feed-in-tariff (FiT) scheme to auction mechanism, with less than 2 GW of new wind parks coming online, a year-on-year...

Category: Indiana FIT, News on Solar Energy, News on Large Wind

Romania’s energy regulator proposes replacing green certificates with fixed tariff system

April 25, 2018,   by Sorin Melenciuc

Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) proposes replacing the support scheme for renewable energy with green certificates with a new fixed tariff system, intending not to alter the impact on the...

Category: Romania

Generate income by generating power – Hong Kong homes close to selling solar power under new ‘feed-in tariff’ scheme

April 24, 2018,   by Ernest Kao

Hongkongers can apply to sell renewable energy into the grid as early as next week, officials from the larger of the city’s two power companies said on Monday as they presented details of a new...

Category: China FIT

Hong Kong authorities propose generous new rooftop solar FIT

April 20, 2018,   by Brian Publicover

The Hong Kong government will start discussing plans from early next week to give owners of residential and commercial rooftop solar PV systems the chance to sell surplus electricity to the grid.

Category: China FIT

ICIS Power Perspective: Lithuania turns to feed-in premium, 250MW technology-neutral RES auctions

April 16, 2018,  

Three years after organising the last RES electricity tender, Lithuania is planning to auction 250MW of additional capacity in H2 2019. The auctions, currently being discussed with the European...

Category: Lithuania FIT

Kenya considering auction system to replace feed-in-tariffs

April 12, 2018,   by Alexander Richter

Kenya is considering replacing its current feed-in-tariff system with an auction-based system in efforts to drive down electricity tariffs in the country. Auction systems have proven to favour price...

Category: Kenya FIT, News on Geothermal

Results of First German Auctions for Wind and Solar

April 12, 2018,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The move to an auction based system is responsible for the big slowdown in renewable deployment in Germany over the last couple of years. Now it will cause the additional problem of disturbing the...

Category: Germany FIT

In March, Portugal Made More Than Enough Renewable Energy To Power The Whole Country

April 5, 2018,   by Camila Domonoske

Last month, Portugal produced more than enough renewable energy to meet the country's entire electrical demand — a feat "unmatched in the last 40 years," according to the Portuguese Renewable Energy...

Category: Portugal FIT

Auctions Became “World Standard” While You Were Not Looking

March 29, 2018,   by Auctions Became “World Standard” While You Were Not Looking

I am not sure if this will help reduce costs. But judging from the German experience, it will be a great way to slow down the speed of increasing the renewable percentage. That’s because any auction...

Category: Japan FIT, Germany FIT, News on Feed in Tariffs

Bulgaria to seek conversion of existing feed-in tariff contracts to feed-in premium

March 14, 2018,  

Bulgaria will seek to renegotiate long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), including feed-in tariff contracts with renewable energy producers, obliging them to sell their entire electricity output...

Category: Bulgaria FIT

Auctions didn’t make wind power cheaper, study finds

March 8, 2018,   by Craig Morris

The study thus basically further documents the real reason for the shift from feed-in tariffs to auctions: it wasn’t about price, as lots of people assume; the goal was to give policymakers a way to...

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG, Renewable Energy

High altitude solar plant on “roof of Iran” pays off for cement company with FITs

February 26, 2018,   by Sophie Vorrath

It does this, rather than consuming the solar power directly, because of generous, long-term feed-in tariffs offered by the government. These mean that the €1.2 million system is providing the...

Category: Iran FIT

Taiwan to hike feed-in tariff rates by 9.09% in 1H2018

February 21, 2018,  

aiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled an announcement that it is increasing feed-in tariff rates by 9.09%. The FiT rate now for small scale solar installations up to 20kW for the first...

Category: Taiwan FIT

Japan to install up to 7 GW of solar in 2018 despite cancellation of 14.6 GW of approved capacity

February 15, 2018,   by Brian Publicover

Japan will likely install 6 GW to 7.5 GW (DC) of solar in 2018, from about 7 GW in 2017, despite government efforts to cancel approvals for projects that were registered under the country’s old...

Category: Japan FIT, News on Solar Energy

A Better FiT - Two years on from UK Solar’s ground zero

February 12, 2018,   by Liam Stoker

8 February 2016 is a date reviled by the UK’s domestic solar industry. On that day a revised version of the small-scale feed-in tariff came into effect. It’s a date that will be firmly etched into UK...

Category: Great Britain

GET FiT scheme launched in Zambia after successful run in Uganda

February 9, 2018,   by Frederic Brown

GET FiT Zambia is the official name for the implementation of a renewable feed in tariff (FIT) strategy in Zambia, named the Zambian Renewable Energy FiT (REFiT), and which was officially launched in...

Category: Uganda FIT

Japanese FIT Tariff for Non-residential Solar Plants to Be Lowered in FY 2018

February 8, 2018,   by Kenji Kaneko

According to the proposals, the FIT tariff for non-residential (10kW and higher-output) solar power plants is ¥18/kWh (excluding tax), which is ¥3 lower than in fiscal 2017 (¥21/kWh). Solar power...

Category: Japan FIT

UK 'needs' FiT solution

February 5, 2018,  

Renewables industry groups, including RenewableUK (R-UK) have called on the UK government to provide clarity on the future of the feed-in tariff (FiT), which is currently set to close in 2019.

Category: Great Britain

Annual solar installations to surpass 105 GW on Chinese deployment, European rebound

January 29, 2018,   by Brian Publicover

Global solar installations could reach about 106 GW this year, largely on the back of high deployment in China and an anticipated demand recovery in Europe, according to a recent report.

Category: China FIT, News on Solar Energy

Italian Highest Administrative Court Suspends GSE Requests for Feed-In Tariff Reimbursement

January 29, 2018,   by Dr. Carsten Steinhauer and Riccardo Narducci

By means of orders no. 216, 217, 218 and 220/2018, published on 19 January 2018, the Italian Highest Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) granted injunctive relief to the owners of four...

Category: Italy FIT

Taiwan to raise FIT rates for first half of 2018

January 25, 2018,   by Mark Hutchins

The Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) today announced a 9.09% increase to FIT rates originally proposed in September for rooftop solar installations up 20 kW, in a bid to encourage...

Category: Taiwan FIT

Portugal announces distributed solar generation FIT of €95/MWh for 2018

January 24, 2018,   by Emiliano Bellini

The 15 year feed-in tariff (FIT) for solar power units with a capacity of up to 250 kW for this year will be maintaned at the same level of that of the past three years.

Category: Portugal FIT, News on Solar Energy

Development of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

January 22, 2018,  

The Massachusetts DOER is in the process of designing a new solar incentive program pursuant to Chapter 75 of the Acts of 2016. DOER is working to create a long-term sustainable solar incentive...

Category: Massachusetts FIT

Massachusetts SMART Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Unit Guideline

January 22, 2018,  

This document provides guidance regarding the manner in which a solar photovoltaic facility may qualify as an Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Unit under the Department of Energy Resource’s...

Category: Massachusetts FIT

Albania Wind Power Market Report 2017

January 14, 2018,   by Jerzy Dziedziczak

The feed-in tariff is currently applicable to electricity generated from plants gen¬erating electricity from renewable sources with an installed capacity not exceed¬ing 15 MW (“Preferential...

Category: Albania FIT, News on Large Wind

Slovenia Wind Power Market Report 2017

January 14, 2018,   by Jerzy Dziedziczak

In Slovenia, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a feed-in tariff (so called "guaranteed purchase") and a premium tariff (so called "operating premium"), both granted through a...

Category: Slovenia FIT

Relief for smaller wind power projects as feed-in tariffs to stay

January 10, 2018,   by Twesh Mishra

Coming to the aid of small wind power players, the Centre proposes to continue with the feed-in-tariffs (FIT) mechanism for such producers.

Category: India FIT

Great Britain: Feed - in Tariff load factor analysis 2016

January 4, 2018,  

This article updates the FIT load factor analysis presented in the December 2016 edition of Energy Trends with data for FIT year seven.

Category: Great Britain

Germany's First Feed-in Tariff Law was born out of Rage against Electric Utilities

December 30, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

Germany's groundbreaking law on feeding renewably-generated electricity into the grid came about because of an unlikely alliance of two politicians from opposite poles of the political spectrum:...[more]

Category: Germany FIT

Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation streamlines the road for recovery of 2014 FiT cuts

December 28, 2017,   by Kostadin Sirleshtov and Assen Georgiev

Following the successful challenge, before the Bulgarian Constitutional Court, of the 20% cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (“FiT”) for PV and wind producers, renewable energy investors in Bulgaria are now...

Category: Bulgaria FIT

South Korean government releases draft of plans to increase renewable energy use

December 26, 2017,  

In order to improve this situation, the Ministry is planning to introduce a feed-in tariff system tailored to South Korea. This system will make it mandatory for the six public power generators to...

Category: Korea FIT

Victorian feed-in tariff may skyrocket to 29c from July 1 2018 if new draft rules adopted

December 20, 2017,  

Two FiTs will be set: time-varying and single rates. Under the new draft rules, electricity retailers will need to offer at least one of these to their Victorian customers

Category: Victoria FIT

Taiwan increases feed-in-tariff for geothermal power to $0.206/ kWh

December 19, 2017,   by Alexander Richter

In order to accelerate geothermal development, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has increased the feed-in tariff to NT$6.1710 ($0.206/ kWh) from the proposed NT$5.6447 ($0.188/ kWh) for the first 10...

Category: Taiwan FIT, News on Geothermal

3 Reasons Behind Unsuccessful 1st Solar Project Bidding

December 16, 2017,   by Kenji Kaneko

While the total capacity to be bid was 500MW, less than 30% of the total capacity (141.366MW) was successfully bid, meaning that it was unsuccessful.

Category: Japan FIT

EU regulators okay $11.2 billion Polish renewable energy scheme

December 13, 2017,  

Under the scheme, small energy installations with a capacity up to 500 kW (kilowatts) will benefit from a feed-in tariff while those with capacity above that will receive a premium on top of the...

Category: Poland FIT

California feed-in tariff not compliant with PURPA, federal court rules

December 11, 2017,   by Robert Walton

The U.S. District Court for Northern California sided with Winding Creek Solar, finding that California's Re-MAT program did not align with PURPA or federal regulations, but stopped short of offering...

Category: California FIT

GET FiT Zambia is official

December 8, 2017,  

The REFiT Strategy provides an allocation of 200MW for small- to medium-scale projects with a maximum size of 20MW, to be procured over a period of three years.

Category: Zambia FIT

Wind FiT in Germany falls to EUR 73/MW in Q2 2018

December 5, 2017,  

The fixed preferential tariff for new onshore wind capacity built outside tenders in Germany will be EUR 73.1 (USD 86.7) per MWh for wind farms coming online between April 1 and June 30, 2018.

Category: Germany FIT

Renewable Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program

December 4, 2017,  

The Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT) is a feed-in tariff program for small renewable generators less than 3 MW in size. (Small bioenergy generators are procured through the Bioenergy Market...

Category: California FIT

Govt launches Renewable Energy Feed-n Tariff

October 20, 2017,  

Government has launched a 20 Mega Watts Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) Strategy aimed at accelerating private investments in small and medium sized renewable energy projects in Zambia.

Category: Zambia FIT

Electricity Ministry will shift to auctions to encourage investment

October 17, 2017,   by Doaa Farid

The Egyptian government will auction renewable energy plants after the end of the second phase of the feed-in-tariff (FiT) scheme, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said during an event...

Category: Egypt FIT

State aid: Commission endorses four support schemes to deploy more than 7.5 gigawatts capacity in renewable energy in France

September 29, 2017,  

The European Commission has approved four schemes to support electricity production from onshore wind and solar on buildings and on the ground in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will...

Category: Europe FIT, France FIT

Ireland: New feed-in tariff promotes biogas potential

September 28, 2017,  

In the course of 2017, Ireland intends to initiate the energy reform with a new feed-in tariff for renewable energies.

Category: Ireland FIT

Auction plan may slow biogas growth in France

September 26, 2017,   by Silvia Favasuli

Biogas production has risen quickly in France, but plans to abolish feed-in tariffs in favour of auctions could put the brakes on its continued growth.

Category: France FIT

Ontario biogas projects earn FIT contracts

September 25, 2017,   by Erin Voegele

The selected projects include seven on-farm biogas projects, one municipal landfill gas project and 382 solar photovoltaic projects.

Category: Ontario FIT

Taiwan sets tentative 2018 feed-in-tariff for geothermal and other renewables

September 22, 2017,   by Alexander Richter

Taiwan has set its tentative renewable energy feed-in-tariffs lowering it for all technologies apart from geothermal, which was increased by 5% to TWD 5.1956/ kWh, about USD 0.17224/ kWh.

Category: Taiwan FIT, News on Geothermal

Improving the standard Power Purchase Agreements to boost financing of renewable energy projects

September 20, 2017,   by Vitaliy Radchenko and Volodymyr Kolvakh

The PPA is a contract entered between a producer of electricity collected from renewable resources and the off-taker - the State Enterprise “Energorynok”, which has a legal obligation to purchase all...

Category: Ukraine

IESO Releases Final Round of Contract Offers under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program

September 20, 2017,  

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced today that it will offer 390 contracts representing about 150 megawatts (MW) of small-scale renewable generation.

Category: Ontario FIT

The Shift from Feed-in Tariffs to Tenders is Hindering the Transformation of the Global Energy Supply to Renewable Energy

September 15, 2017,   by Hans - Josef Fell

More and more national governments are transitioning from successful fixed feed-in tariff models to tendering schemes as the means of promoting renewable energies (RE). Yet the disadvantages...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Luxembourg increases financial support for solar energy

September 15, 2017,  

The government is taking measures to further promote solar energy by extending investment subsidies to help with the installation costs of solar panels generating 30 kilowatts (kW) or less and by...

Category: Luxembourg FIT

Zambia endeavours to connect its people to power

September 11, 2017,   by Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka

Chola revealed that the government approval of the renewable energy feed in tariff strategy to be launched later this year would help in promoting renewable energy technologies in the country as well...

Category: Zambia FIT

Wind power developers upset over Karnataka tariff revision

September 11, 2017,   by Kaavya Chandrasekaran

Wind power developers in Karnataka are up in arms over a September 4 tariff order of the state power regulator, which they claim is unfair to projects of 599 MW, for which power purchase agreements...

Category: India FIT

Japan's biomass power capacity seen growing 50% by early 2020s

September 7, 2017,  

The price of solar power has continued to fall under the government's feed-in tariff program, which requires utilities to purchase power generated from renewable energy sources at fixed rates,...

Category: Japan FIT

German installation boom triggers support payment cuts

September 1, 2017,   by Sara Knight

Increased installation rates in Germany have triggered the maximum percentage reduction in support payment of 2.4% for the three-month period beginning 1 January 2018, reported the federal energy...

Category: Germany FIT

Large solar projects coming to Petaluma California

September 1, 2017,   by MATT BROWN

Two area landowners are embarking on projects to build 1-megawatt solar arrays, which will be able to power 300 homes each. The projects are the first of their kind under a program from Sonoma Clean...

Category: News on Solar Energy, California FIT

Low feed-in tariff freezes wind power projects

August 29, 2017,  

Although wind power development is considered a great potential sector in Vietnam, investors have been hesitant to develop new or expand their existing projects due to the low regulated selling price...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Japan: Certifications of Solar/Wind, Biomass Power Plants Reach 4-5GW, 8GW in FY 2016

August 26, 2017,   by Kenji Kaneko

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the total capacity of power plants certified under the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy (as of the end of fiscal 2016 ending on March 31,...

Category: Renewable Energy, Japan FIT

Slovak Ministry of Economy prepares new rules on the support of energy from renewable resources

August 18, 2017,   by Petra Corba Stark

Under the new rules, sources with an installed capacity in excess of 100kW will be entitled to the feed-in-premium rates (whereby a premium above the market price is guaranteed) instead of the...

Category: Slovakia

Massachusetts presents proposed final version of 1600 MW solar policy

August 14, 2017,   by Christian Roselund

The new version of the SMART program makes some tweaks to the regulation filed on June 5, including raising the ceiling price for the initial 100 MW procurement, which will set the prices for the...

Category: Massachusetts FIT

Germany Should Minimize Greenhouse Gas Emissions - NGO

July 29, 2017,   by Hans-Josef Fell

Germany must reverse latest amendments to its renewable energy legislation and continue support of combined investment in the sector with feed-in tariffs in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,

Category: Germany FIT

Solar producers want 390-MW excess included in feed-in-tariff scheme

July 26, 2017,   by Jeanne Paulin Atienza

Earlier, qualified solar developers, specifically those in the 500-MW target installation, have been demanding the government to include the 390-MW excess capacity in the solar FIT to which they were...

Category: Philippines FIT

Northern Ireland’s RHI regulations ‘catastrophic’ for wider support schemes

July 21, 2017,   by David Pratt

Regulations implemented earlier this year retroactively cutting tariffs under the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) could create a legal precedent to reduce agreed support in schemes...

Category: Ireland FIT

Slovaks contributed €465 million to green electricity producers in 2016

July 19, 2017,  

In Slovakia, production of green electricity is supported via a scheme of feed-in tariffs, in which producers of electricity from renewable energy sources sell the generated electricity for prices...

Category: Slovakia

Up to 100 Japanese solar PV firms could go bust this year, report finds

July 18, 2017,   by Andy Colthorpe

While the market overall has rapidly expanded from the launch of the feed-in tariff (FiT) in July 2012, Teikoku Databank acknowledged that there has been a slowdown in deployment in the past couple...

Category: News on Solar Energy, Japan FIT

Namibia plans to reduce reliance on electricity imports

July 12, 2017,  

Kandjoze said in the interim a number of new electricity generation projects have been initiated, including through the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) programme, as well as by NamPower and...

Category: Namibia FIT

EU greenlights Hungary’s incentive program for renewables

July 11, 2017,   by Emiliano Bellini

The program, which has an annual budget of HUF 45 billion (approximately €146 million), includes a new feed-in tariff mechanism for renewable energy power generators up to 500 kW, a premium tariff...

Category: Hungary FIT

Belarus Wind Power Market

July 10, 2017,  

In view of recent cuts in FIT's announced in Germany, Spain, France, UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy, the Republic of Belarus represents an interesting investment destination...

Category: Belarus FIT

Germany’s Renewable Energy Auction Model Is Not An Absolute Disaster

July 7, 2017,   by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The problem with auctions is that contrary to what they are sold as (more market-based model) they are removing the decision on how much new solar is built from the market to the state. There is no...

Category: Germany FIT

First 9MW of Gas to Green Power Production Onstream in Northern France

June 30, 2017,  

6 gas engines are now producing green power in Northern France, on four sites in Lens, Lourches, Avion and Divion for a total installed capacity of 9 MW. This electricity production is sold under a...

Category: France FIT

UK renewables set new generation record in Q1 2017, says government

June 30, 2017,   by Liam Stoker

With the Renewables Obligation scheme now closed to new installations, residential deployment under the feed-in tariff limited and subsidy-free schemes only just beginning to come through planning,...

Category: Great Britain

China To Install 403 Gigawatts Of Wind Energy Over Next Decade, According To MAKE Consulting

June 29, 2017,   by Joshua S Hill

The Chinese Government is therefore set to publish at least 2 or 3 additional reductions to the onshore wind FiT level before 2023.

Category: China FIT, News on Large Wind

Engineers back energy saving as UK priority

June 26, 2017,   by Gary Hartley

The response also backs the idea of an Energy Saving Incentive scheme – where there is financial reward for making efforts to reduce energy use. This is along the lines of an energy efficiency...

Category: Great Britain

Renewed high hopes for RE in the Philippines

June 25, 2017,  

The Philippines attracted thousands of megawatts of renewable energy projects shortly after the passage of the Renewable Energy Act of 2001 but the concerns have been raised on the future of RE...

Category: Philippines FIT

Notice Concerning Measures to Improve Rate Practices: Tangible Support for Energy Transition

June 22, 2017,  

Institute a voluntary feed-in tariff for RNG to make it possible to develop a commercial offer for our customers in order to meet the growing demand for environmental and economical solutions.

Category: Québec FIT

AGL increases solar power payments

June 21, 2017,  

The company said feed-in tariffs for residential customers in Queensland, NSW and South Australia will rise by between 77 and 140 percent as wholesale power price rises are set to inflate power bills...

Category: Australia FIT, South Australia FIT

Namibia’s REFIT programme attract private investment in renewable energy

June 19, 2017,  

Small scale renewable energy producers are expected to play a leading role in the sector, thanks to the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) interim programme that will add 70 MW to the grid this...

Category: Namibia FIT

Lack of clear rules on renewables stalls wind development in the Philippines

June 16, 2017,  

In a position paper, Vestas said the development of renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, is nearly at a standstill in the near-term due to the current policy vacuum, which follows the full...

Category: Philippines FIT

Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

June 16, 2017,   by Sophie Vorrath

The report, by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), says that current market indicators, including falling technology costs and rising feed-in tariffs, mean that the economics now favour...

Category: Australia FIT

Sudan preps to launch FIT scheme for solar and renewables

June 16, 2017,   by Emiliano Bellini

The FIT program, which is being developed with the support of the UNDP, is expected to encourage grid-connected renewable energy projects as well as off-grid generation.

Category: Sudan FIT

India: States may auction under-construction wind power projects, further lowering tariffs

May 29, 2017,  

The disruption caused by India’s low clean energy tariffs is playing out, with rating agency Crisil cautioning that the risk profile of wind projects will increase. In a report, Crisil said that...

Category: India FIT

Philippines: Cusi scraps next round of FIT for solar, rules no subsidy for stranded capacity

May 29, 2017,   by Myrna M. Velasco

A final “death sentence” had been rendered by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on any next round of feed-in-tariff (FIT) that is planned for fresh round of solar technology installations in the...

Category: Philippines FIT

Revenge of PURPA

May 19, 2017,   by Paul Gipe

The much maligned Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, PURPA for short, is back in the news. Not that it ever went away. PURPA has been the foundation stone upon which renewable electricity...[more]

Category: USA FIT, Federal Government FIT, Renewable Energy

Das Energiewende-Dashboard

May 15, 2017,  

All the stats you ever wanted to know about Germany's energiewende (auf Deutsch)

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG, Renewable Energy

Number of Ukrainian households with roof solar power plants 18% up in Q1 2017

May 11, 2017,  

The number of households that installed roof solar power plants and selling power at the feed-in tariff grew by 18% in January-March 2017 or by 200 households, to 1,309, according to a posting on the...

Category: Ukraine, News on Solar Energy

China installed 7.21GW of solar in Q1 2017, curtailment issues remain

May 4, 2017,   by Tom Kenning

The country’s cumulative deployment stood at 84.63GW by the end of Q1, of which 72GW is utility-scale. Last year, China added 34.24GW.

Category: China FIT, News on Solar Energy

Commission to fix feed-in tariff for solar power

May 2, 2017,   by Sivakumar B |

For the first time in the country , a feed-in tariff for rooftop solar power will be fixed by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) soon.

Category: India FIT

60GW of Solar Projects Might Shift to New Certification System in Japan

April 26, 2017,   by Kenji Kaneko

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the estimated number and capacity of renewable energy-based power generation projects that can shift to the new certification system...

Category: Japan FIT, News on Solar Energy

Japan may cancel 27.7 GW of approved PV capacity

April 26, 2017,   by Brian Publicover

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has said that it may cancel feed-in tariff (FIT) approvals for 456,000 projects, or roughly 27.6 GW of capacity, as the prospective developers of...

Category: Japan FIT

Time for Fossil Fuel Feed-in Tariffs

April 23, 2017,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

If you want to help coal miners and coal companies, you need to introduce a feed-in tariff for coal. Just like a feed-in tariff helped phase in renewable energy (mostly paid for by Germany back when...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Vietnam releases FIT and net metering scheme for solar

April 19, 2017,   by Emiliano Bellini

The Vietnamese government has issued the long-expected FIT scheme for solar energy projects. The 20-year FIT was set at VND 2,086 ($0.091)/kWh. Furthermore, a net metering mechanism is expected to...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Lobby group BWE said dropping feed-ins drew 'highly speculative' bids

April 18, 2017,  

German wind industry lobby group BWE president Hermann Albers (pictured) has questioned the soundness of the country’s offshore wind auction results

Category: Germany FIT, Wind Association (BWE)

French peg floating feed-in at €240

April 14, 2017,  

France has provisionally set the feed-in tariff for floating offshore wind at €240 per megawatt hour for the country’s first four 24MW installations.

Category: France FIT

New Draft Wind Power Guidelines Seek to Reform Sector Through Payment Security

April 13, 2017,   by Aruna Kumarankandath

The tariff rules for thermal power are different from wind power. Thermal power plants have two-part-revenue: fixed and variable. If a thermal power plant is asked not to feed generated power to the...

Category: Indiana FIT

The New 1,600 MW Solar Program for Massachusetts Really is SMART

April 11, 2017,   by John Farrell

It’s a fascinating blast from the past, shifting from a common policy in the Northeast — solar renewable energy credits — to an approach that looks more like California’s 10-year-old Solar Initiative...

Category: Massachusetts FIT

Getting the Price Right for Local Wind and Solar

April 7, 2017,  

The law, known as PURPA, was designed to promote local renewable generation by requiring utilities — even monopolies — to buy their electricity from qualified distributed and renewable facilities...

Category: Federal Government FIT

Wind Developers at Risk as India Copes With Dual Payment System

March 28, 2017,   by Anindya Upadhyay

The government is shifting toward auctions to buy electricity from wind, phasing out feed-in tariffs that guarantee a fixed price to producers for their power. Utilities that pay for the power are...

Category: Indiana FIT

Thailand 4.0: Powered by Renewable Energy?

March 27, 2017,  

To support power generation from renewable energy, the Thai government adopted in October 2014 a new feed-in tariff (FiT), or pricing mechanism to pay renewable energy producers for each unit of...

Category: Thailand FIT

Japan Decides on FIT Tariffs, Levy for FY 2017

March 22, 2017,   by Kenji Kaneko

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided on and announced the FIT (feed-in tariff)-based purchasing prices for renewable energy and the charge to be imposed on electricity bill...

Category: Japan FIT

The true picture of the German Energiewende

March 22, 2017,   by Hans-Josef Fell

Despite broad public acceptance, investments in renewable energy sources in Germany and the EU have been dramatically decreasing. The failing legislation and exclusion of citizen investments in...

Category: Germany FIT

Pakistan To Finally Embrace Solar Power Auctions

March 20, 2017,   by Saurabh Mahapatra

Perhaps motivated by the massive crash in the solar power tariff bids across the world, Pakistan is set to shift from feed-in tariff mechanism to competitive auctions in the solar power sector.

Category: Pakistan FIT

Strong tailwind powers bids for new wind farms

March 17, 2017,   by Soumya Sarkar

Feed-in tariffs typically mean long-term contracts and guaranteed pricing tied to costs of production for renewable energy producers that the government offers to cover risks and encourage...

Category: Indiana FIT

The Revised Feed-In Tariff: A New Chapter for Solar in Japan

March 13, 2017,  

Stricter requirements and fixed deadlines will likely reduce Japan’s 50 GW pipeline of approved PV projects.

Category: Japan FIT

ERC cuts FiT rates for hydro and biomass projects

March 7, 2017,   by Lenie Lectura

n a two-page resolution signed by the ERC commissioners on January 24, but was made public only on Tuesday, the degressed FiT rates for January to December 2017 hydro and biomass plants with...

Category: Philippines FIT

New Indonesian feed-in tariffs: Will renewables benefit?

March 7, 2017,   by Michael Horn, Andhari Sidharta

Under Regulation 12, all renewable energy tariffs (except for geothermal and waste projects1and projects where procurement using direct selection method is used2 will be capped at 85% of the local...

Category: Indonesia FIT

Feed-in Tariffs changes do little to help farm AD in Britain

March 6, 2017,   by Paul Spackman

The outcome of a long-awaited consultation into changes to Feed-in Tariffs (Fits) support for anaerobic digestion has done little to dispel a relatively gloomy outlook for the sector.

Category: Great Britain

International experiences with tender procedures for renewable energy – A comparison of current developments in Brazil, France, Italy and South Africa

March 1, 2017,   by Benjamin Bayer Dominik Schäuble Michele Ferrari

Data on project status shows that rates of on-schedule completion are well below 100% ranging between 14% in Brazil and 41% in South Africa (wind). However, final rates of completion of 100% are...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Japan accelerates wind power development as govt support pays off: study

February 28, 2017,   by Osamu Tsukimori

With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan's installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed...

Category: News on Large Wind, Japan FIT

Indonesia in search of affordable feed-in tariffs for green energy

February 18, 2017,  

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has recently issued the latest feed-in tariff (FIT) for renewable energy (RE). As one man’s disaster is another man’s delight, the new FIT makes some people...

Category: Indonesia FIT

Albania: Finally On Track For A Comprehensive Support Scheme For Renewable Energy?

February 17, 2017,   by Michal Lučivjanský and Bernd Rajal

Albania had adopted legislation for the promotion of RES facilities in 2013. Under this legislation, the main promotion measure consisted of the implementation of a feed-in tariff system for...

Category: Albania FIT

Austria: Government bill for amending the promotion scheme for green electricity. Hope for new investments, but not yet an ideal solution

February 14, 2017,   by Bernd Rajal

Moreover, the time-limited and soon to expire feed-in tariff agreements for existing green electricity plants, are seen as problematic since there are no satisfactory follow-up regulations (eg...

Category: Austria FIT

State aid: Commission endorses three French initiatives to produce more than 2600 megawatts in renewable energy

February 10, 2017,  

The European Commission has endorsed three French schemes (FITs) to support solar and hydropower energy generators in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop around...

Category: Europe FIT

Malta: Sustainable development of solar energy

February 10, 2017,   by Edward Camilleri

The draft National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) highlights that since the introduction of financial subsidies and advantageous feed-in tariffs, installation of solar panels has increased...

Category: Malta FIT

Why auctions? Germany to cut renewables growth in half

February 8, 2017,   by Craig Morris

The main effect of auctions is to prevent growth from surpassing the volume on offer.

Category: Germany FIT, Renewable Energy

China trials wind and solar certificate scheme in move away from feed-in tariffs

February 3, 2017,   by John Parnell

China will trial a green energy certificate trading scheme as it looks to reduce its exposure to feed-in tariff (FiT) payments.

Category: China FIT

New feed-in-tariff scheme for renewable energy expected soon in Indonesia

January 25, 2017,   by Alexander Richter

The planned tariff scheme, will set the feed-in-tariffs for electricity generated from renewable energy sources at no higher than 85% of the basic production cost of renewables in respective regions....

Category: Indonesia FIT, News on Geothermal

Canberra On Target For 100% Renewables

December 26, 2016,  

Canberra’s renewable energy generation increased from an 18.8% share in 2014-15 to 20.2% in 2015-16 according to the ACT’s 2015-16 annual Feed-in Tariff (FiT) report.

Category: Australian Capital Territory

New FIT rate mode proposed

December 25, 2016,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

THE Confederation of Solar Developers of the Philippines is pushing for a new concept in lieu of a third round of feedin tariff to support the sector, an industry official said over the weekend.

Category: Philippines FIT

State aid: The European Commission approves support measures for renewable energy in France

December 22, 2016,   by Orion Berg

The EC noted that only small installations of less than 500 kW will remain eligible for the "feed-in-tariff" while other installations will receive support in the form of the "top-up payment" system....

Category: France FIT

Italian Constitutional Court declares the question of constitutional legitimacy on the “Spalma-Incentivi” Decree ‘groundless’

December 22, 2016,  

By way of background, the Decree required solar plant operators to choose, by 30 November 2014, between new options to be implemented in relation to FIT allowances. However, all these options were...

Category: Italy FIT

We need a fair price for solar – and we need it now

December 21, 2016,   by Claire O'Rourke

All of these energy companies have deliberately designed their contracts to be complex and difficult for the ordinary consumer to discern which one is the best value overall eg – a higher feed-in...

Category: Australia FIT

East Africa's Biggest Solar Plant Launched

December 18, 2016,  

The project was developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed in Tariff ("GET FiT"), a support scheme for renewable energy projects managed by Germany's KfW Development Bank in partnership with the...

Category: Uganda FIT

Japan Sets FIT Tariffs for 2017

December 15, 2016,   by Kenji Kaneko

According to the suggestion, the purchasing price for less-than-10kW residential solar power generation systems will be ¥28/kWh (without the obligation to install equipment for output control) or...

Category: Japan FIT

French wind power costs EUR 76 per MWh - study

December 14, 2016,   by Mariyana Yaneva

Levelised cost of electricity from wind farms in France stands at EUR 76 per MWh, says a joint study of Pöyry Managing Consultants and French wind industry body France Energie Eolienne published...

Category: France FIT, News on Large Wind

MCE’s Fifth Local Solar Project Brought Online at Larkspur Cost Plus Plaza

December 13, 2016,   by Kalicia Pivirotto

This is the fourth FIT project, and the fifth local solar project completed for MCE, with one more set to come online early next year.

Category: California FIT

Horrible Harmful EU Commission Proposal

December 4, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

I also note that the proposal still includes “feed-in tariffs” in the definition of “support schemes”, which remains completely unchanged.

Category: Renewable Energy, Europe FIT

Cusi nixes new feed-in tariff

December 4, 2016,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is not inclined to a third round of feed-in tariff to ease the burden of consumers from high electricity rates.

Category: Philippines FIT

What Happened To Germany’s Energy Transformation?

November 29, 2016,   by Roy L Hales

As of October 30, only 0.79 GW of new capacity has been added this year. Germany’s critics are once again hailing the imminent demise of this nation’s renewable revolution. What happened to Germany’s...

Category: Germany FIT

Tension cools as EU approves Czech renewables support

November 28, 2016,  

The European Commission approved on November 28 the Czech Republic’s support scheme for renewable energy projects. The move should put several years of recurring uncertainty over the state payments...

Category: Czech Republic FIT

Malaya DOE still solving solar FIT2 issue

November 28, 2016,   by Jed Macapagal

The Department of Energy (DOE) has yet to resolve the issues hounding the second round of feed-in-tariff for solar power projects (solar FIT2), as some players are contesting the qualifications of...

Category: Malaysia FIT

Turkey Seeking Renewables Industry With Make-It-Here Rules

November 21, 2016,   by Anna Hirtenstein and Onur Ant

Turkey is seeking to become a manufacturing hub for the renewable-energy industry by implementing the world’s strictest rules on local content.

Category: Turkey FIT

State aid: Commission approves Greek support scheme for renewable electricity and cogeneration

November 16, 2016,   by Anna Chmielewska

The scheme includes state support either through a feed-in tariff or through a price premium in line with the Guidelines. Support with a feed-in tariff will be limited to small installations and...

Category: Greece FIT

More policies needed to boost Indonesian geothermal use

November 14, 2016,   by The Jakarta Post

A new regulation aimed at setting a fixed feed-in tariff for geothermal power is about to come, clearing uncertainties for investors. However, a lack of accurate data on geothermal reserves in...

Category: Indonesia FIT

A big energy step (FITs) awaits

November 8, 2016,   by Mark Altgelt

A successful plan that has boosted renewable energy investments in more than 50 countries is a policy mechanism called, “feed-in tariffs.” The plan pays a competitive price for locally produced...

Category: USA FIT

GB support lowered for new wind and AD projects

November 8, 2016,   by Paul Spackman

Wind and AD technologies have been hardest hit by the latest round of quarterly Feed-in Tariffs cuts (degression), according to official figures.

Category: Great Britain

Indonesian Feed-in tariff for geothermal energy to be finalized this month

November 7, 2016,   by The Jakarta Post

The government is set to introduce a feed-in tariff mechanism this month to push down the huge costs and limit the risks of geothermal exploration, in efforts to reach the country’s target of...

Category: Indonesia FIT

Carnegie gets grant for 1st stage of 15-MW wave project in UK

November 7, 2016,   by Plamena Tisheva

Carnegie expects to take advantage of the marine energy feed-in tariff (FiT) in the UK of an estimated GBP 305 per MWh for the second stage of the project, it said.

Category: Great Britain

How awesome are renewable energy auctions?

October 25, 2016,   by Craig Morris

Another question is, if the auctions outcomes have been analyzed so little, why are so many policymakers convinced of their greatness?

Category: Germany FIT

Kenya to scrap current feed-in-tariff system

October 25, 2016,  

Oketch said: “We are transitioning to the auction model and will give projects to investors with the lowest pricing and highest efficiency.”

Category: Kenya FIT

China may revise 2017 PV feed-in tariff cuts

October 20, 2016,   by Nuying Huang, Taipei; Adam Hwang

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for PV power stations to be established in 2017, reducing them by 23.47-31.25% from the 2016 level....

Category: China FIT

How the sun can heat up your bank account

October 20, 2016,  

Installing solar panels has been paying off for these Ontario homeowners.

Category: Ontario FIT, News on Solar Energy

Solar energy at Hamilton Ontario landfill

October 17, 2016,   by Elizabeth Hall

Hamilton is moving forward with a solar energy plan. The city wants to use the undesirable land on the Glanbrook landfill site to to produce green energy.

Category: Ontario FIT, News on Solar Energy

Indonesia preparing new electricity tariff scheme for geothermal projects

October 16, 2016,   by Alexander Richter

According to Yunus, the prices will be set using a sliding scale scheme. The tariffs are based on the potential of each work area, ranging from 5 MW to 250 MW, with the selling price starting at...

Category: Philippines FIT, News on Geothermal

Proposals to Bring Down FIT Surcharge

October 15, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Two the German States want to stretch the period for paying back the funds invested in renewable over a longer time frame.

Category: Germany FIT

The real cost of renewable energy in Ontario

October 13, 2016,   by Don Pettit

Feed in tariffs guarantee a high price for renewable energy to encourage homeowners, businesses and developers to invest in renewable infrastructure. Over time, as the various industries become...

Category: Ontario FIT

Egypt to sign FiT contracts with 8 solar companies

October 13, 2016,   by Plamena Tishev

Under the first phase of the FiT scheme, the tariff for large-scale solar facilities is USD 0.143 (EUR 0.13) per kWh.

Category: Egypt FIT

Southeast Asia missing renewables opportunities

October 12, 2016,   by Bree Miechel

Thailand has demonstrated how a higher feed-in tariff at the outset allows investors to become comfortable with the costs of doing business.

Category: Asia FIT

EC approves Slovenia's move to renewable energy tenders

October 11, 2016,   by Plamena Tisheva

Projects below 500 kW in Slovenia can continue to receive a feed-in tariff (FiT). Operators of bigger systems will offer the produced power on the market and get a premium on top of the market price.

Category: Slovenia FIT

Industry asking for Emerging Geothermal Technologies FIT in Philippines

October 11, 2016,   by Alexander Richter

With an appropriately structured feed-in tariff rate that will provide guaranteed payment to investors through a universal charge, these acidic and lower enthalpy resources can be developed to...

Category: News on Geothermal, Philippines FIT

Japan Discusses Target Costs for Green Power Generation

October 10, 2016,   by Kenji Kanek

The committee meeting was held on the premise of the revision of the FIT (feed-in tariff) policy, which will become effective in April 2017.

Category: Japan FIT

Wind energy companies in Indiana are attempting to mitigate the deaths of bats during migration season by slowing or stopping their turbines at night.

October 3, 2016,   by Stefan Gsänger

The renewable energy community has been challenged by a trend towards ‘competitive’ auctions for renewable power generation. The term in itself is misleading as it implies that auctions automatically...

Category: News on Community Power, News on Feed in Tariffs

Probe into California Democratic Party’s ties to PUC, PG&E and other utilities begins

September 23, 2016,   by George Avalos

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has launched a formal probe into the California Democratic Party, sparked by allegations of corruption and a tangle of close ties involving the party,...

Category: California FIT, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Power

Hawaii Utilities Commission pauses solar farm plan

September 16, 2016,   by Cameron Miculka

The commission last Friday suspended an application by the Hawaii Electric Light Company to build an above-ground transmission line for a proposed substation that would support 27 Feed-In-Tariff...

Category: Hawaii FIT

Latvia large power consumers to pay reduced feed-in tariff

September 13, 2016,  

The government today supported the Economics Ministry's proposal to differentiate compulsory procurement component (feed-in tariff) in electricity rates for energy-intensive companies, based on the...

Category: Europe FIT, Latvia

Egypt announces second phase of feed-in tariff programme

September 12, 2016,  

The Minister of Electricty and Renewable Energy (MOERE) has announced that, on 28 October 2016, a second phase (Phase Two) of the feed-in tariff (FiT) programme will commence.

Category: Egypt FIT

Morocco aims to equip 600 mosques with PV; solar feed in regulations draw close

September 9, 2016,   by Ilias Tsagas

While it has been a long time coming, signs are appearing that the Moroccan government will finally put in place regulations that will allow for a tariff to be paid for rooftop solar electricity fed...

Category: Morocco FIT

80% drop in community owned energy following government u-turns

September 7, 2016,   by Rebecca Harvey

The fall in community energy projects follows a series of policy changes by government. In 2014, the Coalition government launched an ambitious community energy strategy, but the last 12 months has...

Category: News on Community Power, Great Britain

Corbyn labels FiT cuts ‘nonsensical’ in renewables research pledge

September 5, 2016,   by Liam Stoker

“The Tory cuts to the UK renewables sector – including dramatically cutting feed-in tariffs and subsidies for domestic installation – are nonsensical and a damaging backwards step in our efforts to...

Category: Great Britain

Nigeria: Electricity regulator promotes renewables

August 31, 2016,  

Among the amendments endorsed by NERC include an attractive renewable energy feed-in-tariff and a regulation that ensures that local electricity distribution companies (Discos) source up to 50% of...

Category: Nigeria FIT

Complaint filed against Hawaiian Electric on solar project mismanagement

August 31, 2016,   by Duane Shimogawa

In their complaint submitted this week to state regulators, Peter Bosted and Ann Bosted, residents of Ocean View, said “feed-in tariff” program permits should not have been issued to the developers...

Category: Hawaii FIT

Geothermal technologies sought to be included in FiT program

August 17, 2016,  

THE National Geothermal Association of the Philippines (NGAP) is asking the government to include emerging geothermal technologies in the feed-in-tariff (FiT) program to address the cost and risks...

Category: News on Geothermal, Philippines FIT

Indonesia solar FiT makes Java-Bali and Sumatra attractive for projects - BNEF

August 17, 2016,   by Tom Kenning

Indonesia’s first ever feed-in tariff (FiT) for solar PV projects should generate attractive project returns in Java-Bali and Sumatra, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) research note.

Category: Indonesia FIT

The UK’s Levy Control Framework for renewable electricity support: Effects and significance

August 17, 2016,   by Matthew Lockwood

There is a long-standing debate over price vs. quantity approaches to supporting the deployment of renewable electricity technologies. In the context of a recent shift from quantity to price-based...

Category: Renewable Energy, Great Britain

Developers in the Philippines ask for specific geothermal technologies feed-in-tariff

August 16, 2016,   by Alexander Richter

A group of geothermal developers in the Philippines is asking its government to implement a specific geothermal feed-in-tariff structure for emerging geothermal technologies.

Category: Philippines FIT, News on Geothermal

METI Issues Revised Ordinance for Review of FIT Policy

August 12, 2016,   by Kenji Kanek

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a revised ministerial ordinance (new rule) accompanied by the revised Act on Special Measures for Renewable Energies, which is for...

Category: Japan FIT

Govt prepares feed-in tariff mechanism to boost geothermal

August 11, 2016,   by Ayomi Amindoni

The government is preparing a feed-in tariff mechanism to assist geothermal developers in a bid to boost the development of the geothermal energy sector in the country, a minister has said.

Category: News on Geothermal, Indonesia FIT

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