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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

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

German solar auctions: low prices, little built

August 10, 2016,   by Craig Morris

At the beginning of the month, Germany’s Network Agency announced record-low prices in the least round of bids. But only a quarter of what was auctioned off in April 2015 has gone up at all.

Category: Germany FIT

Egyptian cabinet to approve purchase-tariff of electricity generated from waste

August 9, 2016,   by Mohamed Farag and Shaimaa El-Badawi

At EGP 0.92 per KW, prices will be linked to the inflation rate and land will be provided on a usufruct system for 20 years

Category: Egypt FIT

State aid: Commission approves French plans to support combined heat and power plants

August 9, 2016,  

The Commission found that the French scheme promotes the integration of electricity produced by combined heat and power plants into the market, in line with the Guidelines.

Category: France FIT

Iran welcomes Turkey's investors in renewables

August 2, 2016,   by Gulsen Cagatay

Iran recently amended its laws and prolonged the guaranteed term for power purchase agreements from five years to 20 years. Moreover, feed-in tariffs have been increased, e.g. photovoltaic plants...

Category: Iran FIT

Optimal feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic power generation in China: A real options analysis

August 1, 2016,   by M.M. Zhanga, D.Q. Zhoua, P. Zhoua, G.Q. Liub

The feed-in tariffs of 30 provinces range from 0.68 RMB/kWh to 1.71 RMB/kWh, and the average level is 1.01 RMB/kWh.

Category: China FIT

Mine Gas Feed-in Tariff as Precedent for Hydrogen FiT

July 26, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Anyway, if there is a feed-in tariff for mine gas, there is really no reason not to have one for power to gas hydrogen as well.

Category: Germany FIT

Feed-in Tariff for Hydrogen?

July 25, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

So I was wondering if there was any way to use a feed-in tariff system to boost the power to gas sector, just as a feed-in tariff system has successfully brought solar to scale up quickly.

Category: Germany FIT

Germany: new renewable law does not spell the end of feed-in tariffs

July 21, 2016,   by Jonathan Gifford

The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) says that while solar PV installation figures will not return to anything like previous levels under the new EEG, FITs will still be in place, although...

Category: Germany FIT

Irish Landowners seek clarity on solar tariffs and policy

July 15, 2016,  

Farmers could benefit from using solar PV energy, but are slow to invest further without clarity on feed-in tariffs and the Government’s grid connection policy, the IFA says.

Category: Ireland FIT

Japan’s Centre-Right Goes Green

July 8, 2016,   by Andrew DeWit, School of Economic Policy Studies, Rikkyo University

A lot of business elites have clearly thrown in the towel on nuclear and are instead openly lobbying to have Japan vault to global leadership in renewables, efficiency and smart infrastructure.[more]

Category: Renewable Energy, Japan FIT, Nuclear Power

Germany promises more renewables but big utilities take back control

June 27, 2016,   by Arne Jungjohann

But to keep a steady hand on the rise in renewable power, a “deployment corridor” will set limits on how much renewables capacity may be added per year.

Category: Germany FIT, Renewable Energy

Twenty four PV plants on board for feed in tariff scheme in South Cairo

June 23, 2016,  

The first phase of this initiative will enable the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy to procure 300MW, through the feed in tariff system. According to media, the second phase will increase...

Category: Egypt FIT

Pakistan proposes solar FiT revision

June 16, 2016,   by Tom Kenning

Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has published proposed revisions to its feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for solar energy projects of between 1-100MW capacity.

Category: Pakistan FIT

Turkey: Revolutionary changes in the Renewable Support Mechanism

June 15, 2016,   by Şahin Ardiyok and Tolga Turan

The legislation includes a differentiated feed-in tariff scheme for different types that eventually provide the investors with predictable returns on their investment. The guaranteed prices are...

Category: Turkey FIT

What Does Britain’s Solar Record Tell Us?

June 15, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

Damian Carrington reported in The Guardian this week (UK solar eclipses coal power over month for first time) that solar photovoltaic (solar PV) plants in Great Britain generated more electricity...[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Great Britain

David Suzuki: Feed-in tariffs help renewable energy grow

June 14, 2016,   by David Suzuki

One tool Germany used to achieve its rapid progress was a feed-in tariff, which guarantees renewable energy producers—individuals, businesses, community organizations, and power companies—access to...

Category: Canada FIT, British Columbia FIT

Amendments to German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) take shape

June 13, 2016,   by Craig Morris

Last Wednesday, the German cabinet finalized the details of what will become known as the EEG 2016. An astonishingly wide range of commenters agree on one thing: it’s bad.

Category: Germany FIT

Philippine Govt readies third round of FiT rates

May 30, 2016,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

The National Renewable Energy Board submitted to the Energy Department the proposed third round of feed-in tariff rates for solar and wind power projects.

Category: Philippines FIT

Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas prices

May 26, 2016,   by Sophie Vorrath

Households in regional Queensland will get a more than 17 per cent boost to their rooftop solar feed-in tariff come July, in response to rising electricity prices driven by the high cost of gas power...

Category: Queensland FIT

Japan’s Program to Boost Clean Energy Starts to Show Progress

May 25, 2016,   by Stephen Stapczynski

Japan’s program to encourage more clean sources of energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is seeing signs of progress, with the latest government data showing that the nation...

Category: Japan FIT

Hello There, Moldova! Is There Some Room Left For Guaranteed Feed-In Tariffs For Renewables?

May 23, 2016,   by Vladimir Iurkovski

Tariff-based, in accordance with the local energy regulator's (ANRE) regulation (still to be implemented), for supplied electric energy by eligible producer(s) holding, or which will hold a total...

Category: Moldova FIT

Sumitomo to build 59.9-MW solar park in Fukushima

May 23, 2016,   by Veselina Petrova

Japan’s Sumitomo Corp (TYO:8053) intends to build a 59.9-MW solar park in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, investing JPY 22 billion (USD 201m/EUR 179m) in the project.

Category: Japan FIT

German industry energy costs down

May 20, 2016,   by Craig Morris

Öko-Institut and DWI have produced a new cost indicator for industry. The researchers find that German industry bills are down by 10 percent relative to 2010, the year before Chancellor Merkel’s...

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG

Palo Alto doubles down on solar energy

May 20, 2016,   by Gennady Sheyner

That was the day when members voted unanimously to construct a solar-power structure that will take up about four-fifths of the church's rear parking lot and turn the religious institution on East...

Category: California FIT

Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

May 20, 2016,   by Sophie Vorrath

Currently, Tasmania’s solar households receive 6.1c/kWh for the solar they export, but pay around 25c/kWh for electricity from the grid, which is mostly sourced from hydropower, but when dam levels...

Category: Tasmania FIT

EU General Court Approves Commission Power Grab

May 20, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

For example, Germany could keep up the feed-in tariffs and completely drop the surcharge system, leaving it to the market to work that part out. The misguided move to an auction system seems to...

Category: Germany FIT

EU court rules against Berlin in dispute with Brussels over renewables policy

May 19, 2016,   by Craig Morris

It’s easy to get this story wrong: a lower EU court has ruled that German feed-in tariffs from the 2012 Renewable Energy Act (EEG) constitute state aid, as do the rules for industry exemptions. One...

Category: Germany FIT

The future of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme in Europe: The case of photovoltaics

May 18, 2016,   by Andri Pyrgou

This work discusses the FiT scheme implementation for photovoltaics (PVs) in four case study countries - Denmark, Germany, Cyprus, and Spain

Category: Europe FIT, News on Solar Energy, Cyprus FIT

New Feed-in-Tariffs Hampering Anaerobic Digestion Development in UK

May 18, 2016,  

The revised Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) available to new anaerobic digestion plant could be even more heavily restricted than first thought, according to an analysis of Ofgem figures by the UK’s Anaerobic...

Category: Great Britain

Another round of incentives for solar-, wind-power projects

May 14, 2016,   by Lenie Lectura

THE National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) on Friday submitted a recommendation to the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement another round of feed-in tariff (FiT) incentives to developers of solar-...

Category: Philippines FIT

Eco Wave Power completes installation of innovative device in Gibraltar

May 12, 2016,  

"Without a feed in tariff, it is very difficult to calculate the profitability of a wave energy power plant in a region in question and to commercialise the market. Wave energy is kind of the 'new...

Category: Great Britain

Lessons from Germany’s Energiewende

May 10, 2016,   by Volkmar Lauber and Staffan Jacobsson

This chapter in The Triple Challenge for Europe focuses on the German Energiewende which was designed as a long-term strategy in support of a transition to sustainability in energy supply. It was...

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

Key Developments in The Photovoltaic Sector in Italy

May 10, 2016,   by Riccardo Narducci, Carsten Steinhauer

In 2015, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Italy generated 24,676 GWh of electricity, representing 9.1 per cent of Italy’s domestic electricity production and 7.8 per cent of the country’s overall...

Category: Italy FIT

The World Bank report on retail tariff increase solutions to recover electricity of Vietnam

May 9, 2016,   by Oliver Massmann

Electricity infrastructure capacity is limited, operation of certain power projects has been delayed, and private investors are reluctant to invest in the sector due to their concern of low rates of...

Category: Vietnam FIT

German PV auctions reach record low price, but most bids still lose

April 27, 2016,   by Craig Morris

It’s not hard to understand why the German government is happy about its pilot PV auctions. . . But prices would also have come down to the same extent with feed-in tariffs.

Category: Germany FIT

Ghana to update feed-in tariffs to last 20 years

April 20, 2016,   by Tom Kenning

Ghana will soon update its feed-in-tariff (FiT) programme for solar to include the possibility of having contracts last for 20 years, a government official has announced.

Category: Ghana FIT

Wind power: Hitting an air pocket

April 13, 2016,   by Sumit Jha

With tax benefits scaled down and some states reducing tariffs, there is a danger of the wind sector getting short shrift at a time of heightened focus on solar power

Category: Indiana FIT, News on Large Wind

Naomi Oreskes offers nitty-gritty solutions to the world's climate crisis

April 13, 2016,   by Charlie Smith

In a phone interview with the Georgia Straight, Naomi Oreskes said that this can be accomplished by focusing on three major areas: integration of electricity grids, feed-in tariffs, and...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Falling Wind Tariffs to Impact IRR in Wind Energy

April 7, 2016,  

The fall in feed-in-tariff (FiT) and non-extension of generation based incentive (GBI) for wind projects will adversely affect the internal rate of return for the new projects, says India Ratings and...

Category: Indiana FIT

Mesa loses NAFTA ruling

April 6, 2016,   by Diane Bailey

CANADA: A company owned by Texas tycoon T. Boone Pickens said it was evaluating its options after losing its claim it had been unfairly treated under Ontario's wind procurement process.

Category: Ontario FIT

Solar PV feed-in tariffs cut in Tamil Nadu

April 4, 2016,   by Sam Pothecary

The southeastern Indian state has cut its favorable FIT for solar PV by 27%, bringing it closer in line with average FITs across the country, while also increasing the FIT for wind projects within...

Category: Indiana FIT

Oman Developing Solar Rooftop Support Project

April 4, 2016,   by James Ayre

Commenting recently on the research, the PAEW’s Senior Engineer Khalil Alzidi noted that a feed-in-tariff (FiT) program should probably be introduced in Oman: “One of the recommendations that came...

Category: Oman FIT

German and UK PV markets slow down

April 3, 2016,   by Craig Morris

Germany added a mere 50.4 megawatts of solar in February, but much of that was simply newly registered, not newly built. The UK market, Europe’s biggest last year, also slowed down considerably.

Category: News on Solar Energy, Germany FIT, Great Britain

Japan's solar power feed-in tariff to fall 20% or more in 3 years

April 2, 2016,  

The Japanese government has decided to lower feed-in tariff rates for solar power, as more than enough solar power capacity to meet its energy target is now expected to come online.

Category: Japan FIT

Oman to support rooftop solar, power potential estimated at 1.4GW

March 29, 2016,   by Adilya Zaripova

“The absence of FITs is one of the shortcomings that needs to be addressed if private investment in renewable energy development is to make headway in the Sultanate.”

Category: Oman FIT

Talking Point: New ideas needed in energy crisis

March 24, 2016,   by JACK GILDING

A feed-in tariff of 12-15c would rapidly ramp up the solar industry in Tasmania. Added advantages of solar are that people would invest their own money and the electricity would be generated and used...

Category: Tasmania FIT

Nova Scotia's failing on climate change

March 24, 2016,   by Neal Livingston

Nova Scotia's new Electricity Plan Implementation Act and policies will intentionally leave the province at the back of the pack for climate mitigation and pollution reduction. This is unacceptable.

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Global energy transition conference bigger than ever

March 22, 2016,   by Craig Morris

Undersecretary Rainer Baake praised the German government’s implementation of auctions, in which markets set prices but the government sets the volume – and the German government is using the policy...

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

Hindustan Cleanenergy Calls for feed-in-tariff route for solar projects

March 17, 2016,   by Rajya W Ghei

Hindustan Cleanenergy, one of the largest solar energy producers in the country, says India should switch to feed-in-tariff mechanism to award renewable energy projects for speedy implementation and...

Category: Indiana FIT

The Resounding Success of German Solar Auctions--Not

March 14, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

It is also clear that the auction model is further away from a market model than a feed-in tariff. Under a feed-in tariff, the question of how much new capacity is installed is left to decision by...

Category: Germany FIT

Feed-in Tariff program needed for aggressive Green Energy investment strategy for Saskatchewan instead of NDP half-measures.

March 9, 2016,  

A Feed-In Tariff program would go a long way toward supplying Saskatchewan with extra energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and create a huge entrepreneurial opportunity for Saskatchewan...

Category: Saskatchewan FIT

Tasmania's energy crisis to take centre stage as State Parliament resumes for 2016

March 7, 2016,  

The Energy Minister is not ruling out increasing the solar feed-in tariff after it was slashed in 2013, or requesting other assistance from the Commonwealth in the short term.

Category: Tasmania FIT

L.A. Port Adds 1.2 MW Solar Project Under City’s FIT Program

February 25, 2016,  

The project is part of the city’s rooftop solar feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which enables building owners to host large-scale rooftop solar projects and sell the power they generate to LADWP for...

Category: California FIT, News on Solar Energy

Santa Clara Utah passes new solar policy; residents cheer

February 25, 2016,   by Julie Applegate

Santa Clara homeowners with solar systems were unhappy with the city’s previous feed-in tariff policy, passed in July 2015, which reduced the amount residents were paid for solar power fed back into...

Category: Utah , News on Solar Energy

Japan Clean-Energy Panel Proposes 11% Solar Tariff Cut in 2016

February 22, 2016,   by Chisaki Watanabe

Solar tariffs for approved applications could be cut to 24 yen (21 cents) per kilowatt hour from the current rate of 27 yen for the fiscal year beginning April 1, according to a proposal presented on...

Category: Japan FIT

Japan Solar Installations to Peak This Year at 14.3GW, BNEF Says

February 18, 2016,   by Chisaki Watanabe

The country’s solar market has been growing steadily thanks to the country’s incentive program for clean energy introduced in July 2012. Japan installed 7.1 gigawatts and 10.3 gigawatts in 2013 and...

Category: Japan FIT

Quick full FiT for UK AD

February 15, 2016,  

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association chief executive Charlotte Morton said: “Surpassing the first quarter’s FiT cap in just 15 minutes – and almost three times over by the end of the day...

Category: Great Britain

Feed-in tariff would solve solar fight

February 12, 2016,   by Bob Tregilus

There's a modern, transparent, predictable (and equatable) policy which would mitigate the negative attributes of our antiquated renewable energy programs: It's the third rail policy known as a the...

Category: Nevada FIT

Still considerable returns to be made despite reduction in support for wind energy

February 12, 2016,  

That is according to recent market projections from Norvento, manufacturer of the nED100 100kW turbine and a pioneer of on-site generation technologies. The findings have been shared after a further...

Category: Great Britain

Iran to pay 35% premium for solar, wind plants with domestic content

February 5, 2016,   by Christian Roselund

Iran will authorize 1 GW of solar and wind contracts in March and plans to put 5 GW online over the next decade.

Category: Iran FIT

Feed-in Tariffs and Renewable Electricity Standards Policy Briefs Now Available

February 4, 2016,   by Clean Energy Solutions Center

In recent years, feed-in tariff activity has focused primarily on revisions to current policies, underscoring the need for stable and predictable, yet flexible, policy environments

Category: USA FIT

China Blows Past the U.S. in Wind Power

February 2, 2016,   by Daniel Cusick

“The feed-in tariff is still important as a driver,” Lewis said, “but there are other government policies and incentives that are continuing to drive the rapid pace” of wind power development in...

Category: China FIT, News on Large Wind

Germany now #2 for solar behind China

January 25, 2016,   by Crair Morris

It was fun while it lasted, but China has reportedly reached 43 gigawatts, compared to just under 40 gigawatts in Germany. The Germans have lost their status as the largest PV country in terms of...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

Taiwan reaches 728 MW of installed solar

January 19, 2016,   by Christian Roselund

MOEA credits the passage of the nation’s feed-in tariff under the Renewable Energy Development Act with this growth, noting that installed PV levels in the Southern Region have increased more than...

Category: Taiwan FIT

Association for Sustainable Energy begins legal proceedings against Curacao government

January 14, 2016,  

Since the beginning of this year, this fee was reduced from 33 cents to 25 cents for the resupply of electricity to the power grid. This feed-in tariff is the result of the policy on renewable energy...

Category: South America FIT

Spanish court feed-in tariff ruling branded ‘superficial and alien to reality’

January 14, 2016,   by Tom Kenning

Spain’s Constitutional Court has published the full details of its judgement rejecting appeals against a decrease in feed-in tariffs for renewable energy sources, but the reasoning has been branded...

Category: Spain FIT

Malaysia Establishes Feed-in Tariffs to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

January 12, 2016,  

Malaysia has taken steps to further clean energy deployment by mandating adoption of a renewable energy feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism under the country’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act.

Category: Malaysia FIT

‘Nigeria should embrace clean energy revolution’

January 12, 2016,   by Nico Tyabji

Three words: feed-in tariff. This guarantees that the price solar, wind and other projects will be paid for the power they produce. Nigeria has had one for a little while, but there’s been no...

Category: Nigeria FIT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Lib Dem peer bid to block feed-in tariff cuts

January 6, 2016,   by Liam Stoker

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Featherstone have both laid motions in an attempt to block the government’s controversial feed-in tariff cuts.

Category: Great Britain

Happy New Year for FITS?

January 4, 2016,   by Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Just before Parliament rose for the Christmas break, the Department for Energy and Climate Change published its eagerly-awaited response to its comprehensive review of the Feed-in Tariff.

Category: Great Britain

All-Electric America

January 4, 2016,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Of course, if it turns out that this would lose money for the utility under present market conditions, one could think about establishing a feed-in tariff for electricity from car battery storage as...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Electric Vehicles

Algeria’s publication of draft PPA for solar PV and wind

December 29, 2015,  

The preferential feed in tariffs (FiT), announced by the Algerian Ministry of Energy in April of 2014 will be guaranteed for the 20 year term of the PPA. Base tariffs will range from 12.75 Algerian...

Category: Algeria FIT

Study shows that renewable energy auctions don't reduce costs any more than feed-in tariffs

December 29, 2015,   by Dave Toke

Despite the clear message from Paris that we need to expand renewable energy as rapidly as possible the means of promoting renewable energy now being chosen are much concerned with limiting its...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

DECC Feed-in Tariff load factor analysis Extract Solar & Wind

December 27, 2015,   by Paul Gipe

The capacity factor for solar PV was about 10% and that for small wind turbines about twice that of solar PV at about 20%.[more]

Category: Small Wind folder, Solar Tables & Charts, Great Britain

China presses on with 2016 solar FiT cuts

December 24, 2015,   by Ben Willis

“The central government’s intention is obvious, future installations shall take place in provinces across East China, preferably in the form of distributed generation,” China-based analyst Frank...

Category: China FIT

Spain's Constitutional Tribunal gives a bitter Christmas gift to solar producers

December 24, 2015,   by María Rosado

Hours after learning of the Supreme Tribunal's doubts regarding the constitutionality of the removal of the feed-in tariff for PV, Spain's Ministry of Industry reports that the Constitutional...

Category: Spain FIT

Great Britain: Feed-in Tariff load factor analysis

December 22, 2015,  

Special feature article from the December 2015 edition of Energy Trends statistical publication.

Category: Great Britain

NEPC panels to probe power plant programme

December 22, 2015,   by ERICH PARPART

The NEPC has also acknowledged in principle the implementation of feed-in tariffs by the Ministry of Energy which would replace the adder programme for very small power producers - those less than 10...

Category: Thailand FIT

Taiwan doubles 2016 solar FiT capacity to 500MW

December 22, 2015,   by Tom Kenning

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is increasing the amount of solar PV capacity available under its feed-in tariff (FiT) programme for 2016 from 270MW to 500MW.

Category: Taiwan FIT

Pakistan Cuts Solar Power Tariff By 25%

December 21, 2015,   by Smiti Mittal

Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has announced tariff reduction for solar power projects by around 25%. The new tariffs will be applicable for new projects starting 1...

Category: Pakistan FIT

UK Government Tariff Review Hits Scotland Hard As Hydro Suffers

December 17, 2015,  

“Secondly caps to the number of turbines which can be built, hidden in the detail of the review, mean, for example, that just three 50-100kW machines and three 1,500kW machines can be deployed every...

Category: Great Britain, Feed-in Tariffs for Small Wind

DECC Decision on Biogas FIT Scheme Welcomed by Industry

December 17, 2015,  

The UK government’s Department for Energy & Climate Change has published its response to the Feed in Tariff review consultation, which includes a commitment to re-introduce pre-accreditation for...

Category: Great Britain

UK Government heeds national backing for solar and improves on Feed-in Tariff proposal

December 17, 2015,  

2016 Feed-in Tariff levels for homeowners and small businesses increased significantly on proposals

Category: Great Britain

The international perception of the Energiewende

December 16, 2015,   by Arne Jungjohann

However, the international Energiewende reporting makes me want to rub my eyes. If one is to believe those reports, industry is fleeing because energy costs are going through the roof.

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

China plans to further reduce 2016 PV feed-in tariffs

December 16, 2015,   by Nuying Huang, Taipei; Adam Hwang

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in October 2015 announced tentative PV feed-in tariffs for 2016, which will be 2-5.88% lower than this year's level. But it now plans to cut...

Category: China FIT

Malta PV panels feed-in schemes extended

December 16, 2015,  

In a statement, it said that following the full take-up of the scheme for PV panels of between 40kWp and 1MWp, the existing scheme of 15c per kwh put on the grid is being extended to June. The...

Category: Malta FIT

Japan edges closer to solar auction introduction

December 16, 2015,  

Committee of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) concludes meeting discussing the introduction of an auction process for large-scale solar projects. System likely to begin in FY...

Category: Japan FIT

Being clean and green comes with a cost

December 14, 2015,   by Dalton McGuinty

A big reason Canada has residual credibility in the climate change talks is because shutting down Ontario coal plants was the biggest single CO2 reduction in all of North America.

Category: Renewable Energy, Ontario FIT

Alberta Look to Germany to reach renewable energy target

December 10, 2015,   by Rob Harlan

In 2000, the German government launched its Renewable Energy Sources Act. This visionary initiative enabled Germany to increase its percentage of renewable electricity from six to 31 in only 15 years.

Category: Renewable Energy, Alberta FIT

Chinese firm part-funding UK nuclear ambitions ploughs billions into solar…in France

December 10, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

Reuters has reported that China Group Nuclear (CGN) will put its investment in Bordeaux-based renewables installer Inovia Concept Development with the aim of installing around 1GW of solar on...

Category: France FIT, Nuclear Power, News on Solar Energy

UK could install 140 biomethane plants by 2021

December 4, 2015,   by Plamena Tisheva

The UK could build 140 new biomethane plants by 2021, with the combined potential to heat almost 500,000 homes, thanks to additional funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the Anaerobic...

Category: Great Britain

Indian state Karnataka to lower rooftop PV tariff

December 1, 2015,   by Ian Clover

KERC has proposed a revised feed-in tariff (FIT) for rooftop and installations to come into effect on January 1, 2016. The new, lower FIT will apply to PV arrays sized between 1 kW and 500 kW, and...

Category: Indiana FIT

Irish REFIT revisions

November 30, 2015,   by Peter McLay et al

The Irish government has established three REFIT feed-in tariff support schemes, which between them are intended to support approximately 4,700MW of renewable electricity generation.

Category: Ireland 1 FIT

CHP in Ireland - helping to meet our 2020 targets

November 26, 2015,   by LK Shields

A key driver in the growth so far was the introduction in 2012 of a renewable energy feed-in-tariff (REFIT 3) by the Government for biomass CHP and anaerobic digestion to help meet the national...

Category: Ireland FIT

British Feed-in Tariff Quarterly Report

November 25, 2015,   by DECC

3.8GW of TIC and 666,152 installations have accredited as at 30 September 2015.

Category: Great Britain

Malta: PV panels feed-in tariff

November 23, 2015,  

A feed-in tariff of €0.15c per KWh generated has been set for structurally integrated photovoltaic panel systems.

Category: Malta FIT

Luxembourg reaches 4.1% renewable energy share in 2013-14

November 20, 2015,   by Tsvetomira Tsanova

The country recently announced plans to expand its feed-in tariff (FiT) support scheme to include new photovoltaic (PV) and wind categories from January 1, 2016. Thus it aims to foster growth of...

Category: Luxembourg FIT, News on Community Power

Clean Energy Federalism: Feed-in Tariffs & Renewable Portfolio Standards

November 20, 2015,   by Felix Mormann

Contrary to the literature’s traditional view that renewable portfolio standards and feed-in tariffs are mutually exclusive policy alternatives, closely integrating both policies produces a better,...

Category: Federal Government FIT

France embraces green energy with ambitious growth trajectories

November 18, 2015,   by Mariyana Yaneva

Onshore wind will keep its current feed-in tariff support while offshore projects and photovoltaics (PV) will compete at auctions.

Category: France FIT

Thailand's feed-in tariff for residential rooftop solar PV systems: Progress so far

November 18, 2015,   by Sopitsuda Tongsopit

The initial phase of feed-in tariff support for solar power in the form of “Adder” gave rise to the dominance of solar farms, contributing currently to 99% of Thailand's solar power capacity. Since...

Category: Thailand FIT

Tilting at Windmills: Canada’s most ambitious green energy plan failed—but not for the reason everybody thinks

November 15, 2015,   by Chris Turner

Ontario’s landmark Green Energy and Green Economy Act's enactment in 2009 by Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government represented one of the most significant energy policy overhauls in Canadian history.

Category: Ontario FIT

Turkey drives renewable energy growth in MENAT

November 12, 2015,  

These installations have been bolstered by the feed-in tariff introduced by the Turkish government in 2010, offering all power plants built between 2005 and 2015 a fixed energy sale price for 10...

Category: Turkey FIT

Energy minister expects UK to miss renewables target, leaked letter shows

November 9, 2015,   by Rowena Mason and Adam Vaughan

The energy secretary, Amber Rudd, has been accused of misleading the public after a leaked letter revealed that the UK is predicted to fall short of its European Union obligations to get 15% of its...

Category: Great Britain

All electricity in Austria's largest state now produced from renewables

November 6, 2015,  

The state in northeastern Austria now gets 63% of its electricity from hydroelectric power, 26% from wind energy, nine percent from biomass and two percent from solar.

Category: Renewable Energy, Austria FIT

Sun-soaked Turkey to promote renewable energy

November 4, 2015,   by Lavanya Singhal

The delegation further delved into the benefits of locally producing PV modules and the financing of PV projects in light of the Turkish economic minister gearing to award feed-in tariff (FiT)...

Category: Turkey FIT

Nigeria Mandates 50% Renewable Energy Procurement In Electricity Sector

November 4, 2015,   by Smiti Mittal

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission recently approved feed-in tariff regulations for renewable energy sourced electricity. As per the provisions of the regulations, electricity...

Category: Nigeria FIT

Nigeria: NERC approves feed-in tariffs for renewable energy sources

November 3, 2015,   by Babalwa Bungane

The regulation, Feed-in Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Sourced, estimates that Nigeria will generate at least 1,000MW from renewables by 2018, The Guardian reports.

Category: Nigeria FIT

Thailand Solar PV 2015 Update

November 3, 2015,   by Thomas Chrometzka, GIZ

According to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) there were 1,520 MW of free-field installations (solar farms) and approximately 82 MW of solar rooftop installed combining for a total of 1,601.36...

Category: Thailand FIT, News on Solar Energy

Thailand: Details on FIT Payments by Technology

November 3, 2015,   by Thomas Chrometzka, GIZ

FIT(F) is a portion of the remuneration that is fixed throughout the whole support period, while FIT(V) is a portion that varies according to the inflation rate. Variable portions are applicabl e...

Category: Thailand FIT

Japan: Review of feed-in tariff system

October 31, 2015,  

To help build a popular consensus on the issue, discussions of the feed-in tariff system and other measures to promote introduction of renewable energy should be made transparent, rather than being...

Category: Japan FIT

China considering 3-5% reduction in feed-in tariff

October 30, 2015,   by John Parnell

While this could be interpreted as a negative, reductions of 3% are unlikely to outpace falling equipment (BOS) costs and reductions in the cost of capital for projects.

Category: China FIT

Britain: Tariff Table 1 January 2016 PV Only

October 30, 2015,   by Ofgem

This document sets out the tariff rates for the Feed-in Tariff scheme from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016, for photovoltaic installations only.

Category: Great Britain

German auctions bring down prices of wind power?

October 25, 2015,   by Craig Morris

In an assessment of the German energy transition, US environmentalist Carl Pope says that the policy switch from feed-in tariffs to auctions – which Germany does not yet even have for wind power –...

Category: Germany FIT

Solar Auctions in Japan--a Bad Idea?

October 23, 2015,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Auctions will increase costs, not reduce them.

Category: Japan FIT

Britain--Sub-regional Feed-in Tariff installations: September 2015

October 23, 2015,  

Number of installations and total installed capacity by technology type at the end the latest quarter.

Category: Great Britain

Egypt set to encourage waste-to-energy systems

October 22, 2015,   by LeAnne Graves

The country is preparing to introduce a feed-in tariff for such projects said Mohamed El Sobki, executive chairman of Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority, according to a joint report from the...

Category: Egypt FIT

Italy: GSE issues a press release on the suspension of feed-in-tariff disbursement

October 21, 2015,  

GSE has also underlined that suspension will not cause any reduction of the incentives which the owners of the incentivized plants are entitled to receive.

Category: Italy FIT

Ontario: A Lesson In Solar From A Northern Neighbor

October 21, 2015,   by John Farrell

Based on population, Ontario would be the 5th largest state if it were part of the U.S., but its installed solar capacity, 1,500 MW would rank it 3rd.

Category: Ontario FIT, News on Solar Energy

ERC approves new Philippine FIT for wind power

October 15, 2015,   by RITCHIE A. HORARIO

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved a feed-in-tariff (FIT) rate of P7.40 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the second round of wind power projects.

Category: Philippines FIT

Honeyman: New Philippine solar energy FIT

October 14, 2015,   by Neil Honeyman

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has recently passed a resolution adopting a new solar feed-in tariff (FIT) rate.

Category: Philippines FIT

Conservative British MP becomes latest to slam ‘draconian’ FiT proposals

October 8, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

Conservative MP for Somerton and Frome David Warburton has become the latest Tory politician to criticise his own party’s stance on renewables, slamming proposals to cut the feed-in tariff as...

Category: Great Britain

Feed-in Tariff Solves Net Metering Problems

October 6, 2015,   by Douglas Hunter

One policy is called net metering, and the other feed-in tariff (FIT). Because net metering has been found to destabilize the grid and also cause rate inequities, many utility companies have placed...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

North America’s largest environmental organization honours Ontario's former Premier Dalton McGuinty

September 28, 2015,   by Sierra Club du Canada

Former Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty, received the Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony in San Francisco. . . Mr. McGuinty is responsible for closing Ontario’s coal-fired power...

Category: Renewable Energy, Ontario FIT

Japan: METI panel to pressure power producers stalking feed-in tariff program

September 28, 2015,  

The program, aimed at promoting the use of renewable energy in Japan, requires major utilities to buy electricity generated from solar, wind and other clean energy sources at fixed prices.

Category: Japan FIT

Los Angels Feed-in Tariff Program Dashboar

September 28, 2015,  

LADWP is implementing the largest FiT Program of any municipal utility in the nation. The goal is to achieve the target level of solar energy, catalyze the solar industry and create jobs, and...

Category: California FIT

Ontario 2016 FIT Price Review

September 27, 2015,   by Paul Gipe

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator has proposed new tariffs for its microFIT program in 2016. The regulator makes a case that although Ontario's costs are higher than other...[more]

Category: Ontario FIT

‘Confused and poorly thought through’ solar consultation undermines government’s austerity push

September 25, 2015,   by Abid Kazim

The truth is stability reduces the cost of capital. It makes stuff cheaper over time because investors believe that their investments are safe. The capital markets love trust. Being trustworthy is...

Category: Great Britain

British Government blinded by ideology when it comes to energy

September 24, 2015,   by Jenny Jones

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson expressed concerns about the impacts of the severe cut to the Feed in Tariff by 87 per cent, and ordered his officers to undertake an assessment of the deployment...

Category: Great Britain

Britain: Feed in Tariff commissioned installations: August 2015

September 23, 2015,   by DECC

Cumulative installation numbers and capacity of schemes under 5MW installed in Great Britain.

Category: Great Britain

Zambia: renewable energy feed-in tariff at final stages

September 23, 2015,   by Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl

On Tuesday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Zambian Ministry of Mines, Energy, and Water Development marked the final stages in the development of Zambia’s...

Category: Zambia FIT

Zambian Government Developing Renewable Energy Sector Policy

September 22, 2015,  

The Minister disclosed that government has also embarked on the preparation of the Renewable Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) policy to develop mechanisms to operationalize the policy on renewable energy.

Category: Zambia FIT

Government petition response criticised for labelling 4% return ‘appropriate’

September 22, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

The response, issued today, lays bare government thinking behind a proposed 87% reduction to the small-scale feed-in tariff.

Category: Great Britain

DECC officials under fire as political opposition to FiT proposals mounts

September 17, 2015,   by Liam Stoker

Energy secretary Amber Rudd and minister Andrea Leadsom have faced mounting pressure to revisit highly contentious feed-in tariff proposals as MPs across the country’s political parties criticised...

Category: Great Britain

What is the right solar FiT for a smarter grid?

September 8, 2015,   by Sophie Vorrath

And one of these problems is the number of solar households on the Ergon grid still contracted to a high, 44c/kWh feed-in tariff – one of the most generous solar tariff schemes set up in Australia –...

Category: Queensland FIT

Britain: Davey slams George Osborne’s green cuts as ‘bonkers economics’

September 4, 2015,   by John Parnell

The economics behind George Osborne’s decision to make cuts to a series of green policies are “bonkers”, former energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has told the Guardian.

Category: Great Britain

Britain: Feed-in tariff proposals ‘unnecessary, unjustifiable, unmanageable and ultimately destructive’

September 3, 2015,   by Peter Bennett

The chairman of the Solar Trade Association Scotland has voiced fierce criticism over the government's recent proposals to cut the feed-in tariff for solar PV by almost 90% but has expressed his hope...

Category: Great Britain

Britian: The end of the FiT

August 29, 2015,   by Dave Elliott

This seems not so much a consultation as an ultimatum: accept interim cuts or the whole thing goes now, but it will end anyway.

Category: Great Britain

Honduras: 232 MW of PV projects receive three cent bonus

August 27, 2015,   by Christian Roselund

With this bonus, the projects will receive $0.18/kWh under the nation's feed-in tariff, which offers 15-year contracts. The feed-in tariff is limited for the first 300 MW of projects and the...

Category: South America FIT, Honduras FIT

Oman should introduce solar Feed in Tarriff scheme

August 25, 2015,  

A Feed in Tarriff scheme could encourage the installation of as much as 1.4GW of rooftop solar capacity in Oman. . . “The absence of Feed-in-Tariffs is one of the (shortcomings) that needs to be...

Category: Middle East FIT, Oman FIT

Anaerobic Digesters top 500MW in UK

August 25, 2015,  

“To continue to expand the industry needs viable support in the forthcoming FiT review, and an RHI budget which will support new green gas.”

Category: Great Britain

Great Britain: Coalition calls on British Prime Minister to support small-scale renewables, feed-in tariff

August 24, 2015,  

A U.K. alliance of 100 organisations representing tens of thousands of workers, small businesses, retailers, farming groups, co-operatives and local government representatives has written to the...

Category: Great Britain

How Germany reached one-cent solar through bad policy

August 24, 2015,   by Craig Morris

The second round of auctions for photovoltaics apparently produced the lowest bids in history worldwide – so low that they could not be built. Bidders are gaming the system.

Category: Germany FIT

Nova Scotia: Poor design killed COMFIT

August 21, 2015,  

The Ecology Action Centre was concerned this two-price system would skew developers to build clusters of smaller, less-efficient units just to capture the higher price. EAC wanted a sliding price...

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Malta: Feed-in tariff for systems not covered by grant schemes, Energy Ministry announces

August 18, 2015,  

Following the publication of a legal notice, a feed-in tariff has been set for photovoltaic panel systems, not covered by previous grant schemes, that are larger than 1kWp, but smaller than 40 kWp...

Category: Malta FIT

Nova Scotia: Canadian Province Pulls the Plug on Renewable Energy Program

August 9, 2015,   by Alex Kirby

The scheme is the Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT), which was designed to encourage community-based, local renewable energy projects by guaranteeing a rate per kilowatt-hour for the...

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Second German PV auctions over

August 7, 2015,   by Craig Morris

The winners have not been announced yet, but we do know that there will once again be far more losers than winners. The government nonetheless speaks of a “success.”

Category: Germany FIT

Germany: New charts for 2015 – and evidence that the cost debate is over

August 6, 2015,   by Craig Morris

The chart below shows the breakdown of the renewable energy surcharge. In particular, it highlights that expenditures for renewable energy (the feed-in tariff, green section) were not the main cost...

Category: Germany FIT

New solar feed-in tariffs in Luxembourg

August 3, 2015,  

The new solar compensation scheme, announced on Monday by the Economy Ministry, will offer feed-in tariffs to photo voltaic plants producing electrical power of between 30 and 200 kilowatts from...

Category: Europe FIT, EU FIT, Luxembourg FIT

FOE UK: Fighting back for the green economy

July 31, 2015,   by Alasdair Cameron

Now the feed-in tariff is under threat. This is the scheme that allows individuals like you and me, as well as thousands of schools, hospitals, libraries and small businesses to install solar panels...

Category: Great Britain

France boosts tariffs for small biogas, PV projects

July 31, 2015,   by Mariyana Yaneva

The feed-in tariff for electricity produced by cogeneration installations running on biogas will be raised for both new and existing installations with a ministerial decree.

Category: France FIT

British Wind supporters urge government to back small projects

July 29, 2015,   by Priyanka Shrestha

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to support small and medium-sized wind projects in the UK.

Category: News on Small Wind, Great Britain

Gov.UK: Feed-in tariff community and school applications’: June 2015

July 24, 2015,  

Number of community and school installations (and associated capacity), split by type of accreditation granted, as at end June 2015.

Category: Great Britain

Solar power tariff will reach grid parity by 2017-18: India Ratings

July 23, 2015,   by M Allirajan

The feed-in-tariffs (FITs), outlined by respective state electricity regulatory commissions based on the cost-plus return on equity model, have also seen a significant decline.

Category: Indiana FIT

Gov.UK: Changes to Feed-in Tariff accreditation

July 23, 2015,  

Consultation on removing preliminary accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff (FITs).

Category: Great Britain

Ofgem: Feed-in Tariff (FIT) reports and statistics

July 23, 2015,  

We regularly publish a range of reports on the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and its associated activity.

Category: Great Britain

Comintel gets Malaysia's SEDA nod to extend feed-in-tariff date to Dec 31

July 22, 2015,  

Comintel Corporation Bhd’s request Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (Seda) for an extension in the feed-in-tariff commencement date has been approved.

Category: Malaysia FIT

Sick of lowly feed-in tariffs? A plan for better rewarding local generators

July 20, 2015,   by Mark Byrne

One of the biggest barriers to decentralised energy has been the fact that as soon as a local generator wants to sell energy into the grid, full network charges apply. Even if you are only generating...

Category: Australia FIT

Solar power group seeks higher FIT cap for sector

July 12, 2015,  

A GROUP of solar energy developers in the country has proposed a further increase in the allocation for solar technology under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

Category: Philippines FIT

Feed-in Tariff for Hong Kong

July 10, 2015,   by Ashley Kong

“By implementing a feed-in tariff scheme, people would be motivated to install solar PV panels as the installation costs can be compensated by the tariff, or even make profit from it.”

Category: China FIT

Energy Regulatory Commission initiates review of lower FIT rate for wind projects

July 9, 2015,   by Claire-Ann Marie C. Feliciano

THE ENERGY Regulatory Commission (ERC) has started the review process for the adoption of a lower rate for wind power projects that will be applied in the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme.

Category: Philippines FIT

Santa Clara Utah passes feed-in tariff policy for solar power

July 9, 2015,   by Julie Applegate

The solar feed-in tariff policy changes the rate the city pays for solar power that residents feed into the system and increases the allowed solar capacity.

Category: Utah

What the switch from FITs to auctions means

July 8, 2015,   by Craig Morris

If we are going to talk about the technical need for utilities as aggregators, we should admit that the people who brought about this transition over the past 25 years will be demoted as market...

Category: Germany FIT, News on Community Power

Ofgem: Feed-in Tariff (FIT) reports and statistics

July 6, 2015,  

We regularly publish a range of reports on the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) and its associated activity.

Category: Great Britain

Notice: Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide No Longer Being Updated

June 29, 2015,   by Paul Gipe

Please note that I am no longer updating the Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide. If anyone would like to assume responsibility for updating these tables, please send me a message.[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

New law to promote renewable energy in Poland

June 29, 2015,   by Dan McCue

Poland is introducing feed-in tariffs to support its renewable energy sector. In the future operators of wind,-photovoltaic or hydro plants with an installed capacity up to 3 kW will receive a...

Category: Poland FIT

NREB wants P7.93/kWh FiT rate for wind projects

June 29, 2015,   by Lenie Lectura

The current FiT rate for wind projects in the Philippines is P8.53 per kWh. “But knowing the ERC, it won’t give more than P8. So, it’s going to be lower than P8,” Petilla said.

Category: Philippines FIT

The German Feed-in Tariff is a Revenue-Raising Instrument, not a Subsidy

June 17, 2015,   by R. Andreas Kraemer

The feed-in tariff, or "FiT", is financed through a levy on the electricity bills of households and small enterprises. It is not paid out of public budgets, nor does it diminish fiscal revenue. By...

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG

Flaw In Japanese Feed-in Tariff

June 9, 2015,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The way to fix this is simple. Just pay the feed-in tariff depending on the time of start of generation.

Category: Japan FIT

Israel Small Wind FIT Update

June 8, 2015,   by Erez Hessayon

The current FIT (although due to change later this month) is 1.48 NIS per kWh for turbines up to 15 kW (rated at 9 m/s) and 1.18 NIS for turbines up to 50 kW.[more]

Category: Israel FIT

How to stimulate the South African rooftop PV market without putting municipalities’ financial stability at risk: A Net Feed-in Tariff proposal

June 8, 2015,   by Tobias Bischof-Niemz

The CSIR Energy Centre therefore developed a Net Feed-in Tariff (NETFIT) concept in which electricity distributors are made financially indifferent to embedded PV, and in which the business case for...

Category: South Africa FIT

Amendments to the Law on Feed in Tariffs in Ukraine

June 5, 2015,   by Andriy Konechenkov, Ukranian Wind Energy Association

On June 4, 2015, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Draft Law No. 2010-d (amending scheme of feed-in tariffs in Ukraine) as approved at hearings of the parliamentary committee of Ukraine April 22,...[more]

Category: Ukraine

Energiewende doesn’t translate as “energy mess”

May 28, 2015,   by Craig Morris

The desperate attempt to reframe the Energiewende as an “energy mess” shows what the real threat is: Germany is poised to prove that a low-carbon future without nuclear is the best option for a...

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG

Lower wind power rates OKd in Philippines

May 27, 2015,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

The National Renewable Energy Board has endorsed a lower feed-in tariff rate for the additional 200 megawatts of wind projects at P8.49 per kilowatt-hour, an official said Wednesday.

Category: Philippines FIT

Zero German coal plants as a reaction to Fukushima

May 27, 2015,   by Craig Morris

Second, there has been no surge in coal power during the nuclear phase-out. In fact, total coal power production (both lignite and hard coal) fell by six percent last year alone.

Category: Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG, Nuclear Power

German power bills are low compared to US average

May 26, 2015,   by Craig Morris

Germans consume only a third as much electricity as Americans do. Their power bills are thus not so large.

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

Vietnam Faces Uphill Battle to Harness Renewable Energy

May 18, 2015,   by Voice of America

"There's nothing that can make up for a feed-in tariff that's in the single digits," said Daniel Potash, chief of party at the Private Financing Advisory Network for Asia program, under the U.S....

Category: Vietnam FIT

Fossil Fuel Feed-In Tariffs

May 17, 2015,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

It would work exactly like the successful solar tariff, with one small change. There would be a cap on the fossil fuel electricity bought under the system. That cap would be calculated from the...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuels

Delhi can learn from Germany’s solar experience to become power surplus

May 16, 2015,   by Chetan Chauhan

Germany was one of the first countries to allow grid-connected solar rooftops by the way of feed in tariff, which meant that people got more money for the green power they generated than the power...

Category: India FIT

Turkish regulator mulls revision of renewable tariff mechanism

May 12, 2015,  

Under the current setup, companies with end consumers make a monthly contribution towards the feed-in tariff which is set in US dollars and paid in Turkish lira at the exchange rate on the day of...

Category: Turkey FIT

Solar twice as expensive in US as in Germany

May 11, 2015,   by Craig Morris

Here, we see that the price of a completely installed solar array has been and continues to be considerably cheaper in Germany than in the US. The gap seems to have been around two dollars all along....

Category: News on Solar Energy, News on Feed in Tariffs

Make power from green sources cheaper in Bangladesh

May 11, 2015,  

They spoke at a seminar styled 'Feed-in Tariff (FIT) regulations: promotion and development of renewable energy in Bangladesh', co-organised by the Dhaka University's Institute of Energy, The Asia...

Category: Bangladesh FIT

Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency to Be Set Up

May 7, 2015,  

The 'Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Buildings in Mauritius' project is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-implemented, Global Environment Facility...

Category: Mauritius FIT

A sunnier outlook for power in Egypt with FITs

May 7, 2015,   by Verity Ratcliffe

Cairo has therefore decided to introduce feed-in tariffs for renewable energy projects. Under the new system, private companies will receive a fixed tariff for the power they produce from renewable...

Category: Egypt FIT

Finally: feed-in tariffs for Poland!

May 4, 2015,   by Piotr Mrowiec

While the EU countries are witnessing a retreat from feed-in tariffs, Poland is for the first time in history introducing feed-in tariffs to support its renewable energy sector.

Category: Poland FIT

Flaw in German Solar Auction Model

April 30, 2015,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

So I noted with interest the failure of the first test case for the auction model. The auction price turned out to be above what the current feed-in tariff is, as this article at PV Magazine...

Category: Germany FIT

Renewables International: German PV auctions: told you so

April 30, 2015,   by Craig Morris

So the auction has just resulted in a large group of losers, a higher price than with feed-in tariffs, and a two-year postponement of the roughly 150 megawatts just awarded.

Category: Germany FIT, Renewable Energy

Philippines ERC approves new rate for solar projects

April 29, 2015,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

The Energy Regulatory Commission approved a solar feed-in tariff of P8.69 per kilowatt for an additional capacity of 450 megawatts

Category: Philippines FIT

Costa Rican regulator proposes solar FIT

April 29, 2015,   by Edgar Meza

The Central American country's public services authority says the proposed rates of up to $0.1794 per kilowatt hour would allow PV developers to receive sufficient revenue to recover investment and a...

Category: Costa Rica

Boell: Why is UK wind power so expensive?

April 29, 2015,   by Craig Morris

In a nutshell, the UK overpays wind power in particular because big utilities with big expectations for returns run the show, whereas new players and communities have largely driven the German wind...

Category: Germany FIT, Great Britain, Nuclear Power

Private sector wakes up to Egyptian renewables

April 28, 2015,   by Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement in the renewables industry has been focused on Egypt since the announcement of the 4,300MW feed-in tariff scheme in 2014.

Category: Egypt FIT

UK Political parties failing renewable energy sector, REA survey says

April 27, 2015,  

More than half (56%) considered the feed-in tariff to be the most important policy and should be a top priority for the incoming government, just a day after new statistics suggested that the...

Category: Great Britain

7 Cleantech Ideas & Developments That Are Bringing Us A Low-Carbon Economy

April 26, 2015,   by Zachary Shahan

The humble (or not so humble) feed-in tariff is connected to the majority of the solar and wind power capacity installed in the world. If this policy is new to you, it’s actually quite simple, so...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Newly Updated Renewable Energy Program in Algeria

April 24, 2015,  

Producers will apply with the Algerian energy regulator, the Commission de Régulation de l'Electricité et du Gaz ("CREG"), for authorization to benefit from the feed-in tariff.

Category: Algeria FIT

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

April 24, 2015,   by Philippa Wilkinson

The 4,300MW feed-in tariff scheme is not progressing as fast as the New & Renewable Energy Agency (NREA) originally planned, but a critical mass of developers have incorporated special project...

Category: Saudi Arabia FIT

Ghana puts breaks on its utility-scale solar market

April 24, 2015,   by Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

The country was forced to introduce the cap after being overwhelmed with applications for generation licences under the country’s fledgling feed-in tariff programme.

Category: Ghana FIT

Indian Rooftop solar makes sense, but slow in take-off

April 19, 2015,  

"With the market's renewed focus on end-consumers, solar segment, rooftops are expected to grow in a big way. The biggest boost to rooftop solar uptake will be setting up of uniform FiTs (feed in...

Category: India FIT

Spain’s Feed-In Tariff Cuts Were Based on Incomplete Data, Charge Critics

April 14, 2015,   by Jason Deign

After becoming a world leader in solar, with more than 4.6 gigawatts of solar PV installed by 2013, the new order has decimated cleantech investments in the country. Last year saw just 22 megawatts...

Category: Spain FIT

Japan to draft guidelines for disposal of solar, wind power facilities

April 12, 2015,  

The industry ministry have decided to draft guidelines on how to dispose of and recycle decommissioned solar and wind power facilities.

Category: News on Solar Energy, News on Wind Energy, Japan FIT

Poland okays FiT scheme for PV arrays up to 10 kW

April 7, 2015,  

The new scheme calls for owners of PV installations up to 3 kW to receive a FiT of PLN 0.75 (USD 0.201/EUR 0.184) per kWh. At the same time, owners of PV systems above 3 kW but below 10 kW will get...

Category: Poland FIT

Italy: GSE Claims Reimbursement of FiT Payments from Conto Energia I Plant Owners

April 3, 2015,   by Carsten Steinhauer

The Ministerial Decree of 28 July 2005 (the original version of the Conto Energia I) provided for an annual adjustment of the FiT to account for inflation. The Ministerial Decree of 6 February 2006...

Category: Italy FIT

Los Angeles can add more solar, study says

April 1, 2015,  

The department's feed-in-tariff can play a major role but so far only 6.5MW out of 100MW authorized under the program is in operation. The utility needs more resources and should streamline the...

Category: California FIT

Short staffing at LADWP blamed for slow solar rollout

March 28, 2015,   by Jed Kim

The researchers recommended that LADWP increase its full-time staff dedicated to processing approvals for the feed-in tariff program. . . “We need about four megawatts a month until the end of the...

Category: California FIT

Calls for Dubai to introduce feed-in-tariff to aid rooftop solar

March 28, 2015,   by LeAnne Graves

Green energy companies want Dubai to consider implementing a feed-in tariff (Fit) to accelerate rooftop solar in the emirate.

Category: Dubai FIT

Azerbaijan praised for renewable energy strategy ahead of solar conference

March 27, 2015,  

Azerbaijan’s plans are more ambitious. It plans to have 1 GW installed by 2020 and a feed-in tariff of about 0.20 €/KWh, which Fell praised as a “first positive step”.

Category: Azerbaijan

Star-Phoenix: Clean energy boom eludes Saskatchewan

March 26, 2015,   by Paul Hanley

Perhaps Saskatoon could step into the 21st century by introducing a municipal feed-in tariff for renewable energy. In February, Banff became the first municipality in Canada to do this, offering...

Category: Saskatchewan FIT

Japan News: Fix feed-in tariff system flaws that are pushing up cost of renewable energy

March 26, 2015,   by Yomiuri Shimbun

At present, the purchase price for electricity generated through solar power is more than twice the rate set for similar feed-in tariffs in Germany and other nations. The government should swiftly...

Category: Japan FIT

Re-Allocating Risk: The Case for Closer Integration of Price- and Quantity-Based Support Policies for Clean Energy

March 23, 2015,   by Felix Mormann

Using RPSs and FITs as proxies, this article makes the case for closer integration of quantity- and price-based policies for better allocation of investor and regulatory risk. With aggregate risk...

Category: USA FIT

PVTech: Costs keep falling but Japan’s solar industry is rocked by uncertainty

March 20, 2015,   by Andy Colthorpe

The survey’s respondents confirmed that solar power system costs have fallen rapidly with the country’s feed-in tariff (FiT) a major contributing factor, creating a competitive environment where not...

Category: Japan FIT

Accelerating Growth in the Africa’s Power Sector – The Case of Nigeria

March 17, 2015,  

The more players that can be involved in the power revival project, the shorter it will take for Nigeria and much of the region to attain energy security. Feed-in-tariff, FiT, is a renewable energy...

Category: Nigeria FIT

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