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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

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

Times of Zambia: Renewable energy tariff policy developed

March 17, 2015,   by MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA

THE Government in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed the Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff (REFIT) policy for Zambia. This is aimed at...

Category: Zambia FIT

Shock drop in small-scale wind turbines triggers calls for Feed-in Tariff reform

March 13, 2015,  

The Government has been urged to make urgent changes to the Feed-in Tariff after a new RenewableUK report revealed an alarming 77% drop in the number of new small-scale wind turbines.

Category: Small Wind folder, Great Britain

WWF backs push for more wind power in the Philippines

March 7, 2015,  

Environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is supporting efforts to increase wind power allocation in the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme that gives incentives to renewable energy investments...

Category: News on Large Wind, Philippines FIT

Banff harnesses power of the sun--in Fossil-Fuel Driven Alberta

February 26, 2015,   by Cathy Ellis

On Monday (Feb. 23), council unanimously approved an incentive program to support installation of about 26 rooftop solar photovoltaic panel systems, making the Town of Banff the first municipality in...

Category: Alberta FIT

WPM: Turkey outlines ambitious wind target

February 23, 2015,   by Heather O’Brian

The plan admits, raising the possibility adjust the FIT depending on the level of penetration of a renewable energy technology.

Category: Turkey FIT

Mainichi: Japan can produce 295 billion kWh of renewable energy in 2030

February 21, 2015,  

That equates to about 31 percent of Japan's total energy production in fiscal 2013, which stood at 939.7 billion kWh. In fiscal 2013, renewable energy accounted for just 2.2 percent of the total.

Category: Renewable Energy, Japan FIT

PV Tech: Tax cut for Italian energy firms ‘offsets’ shrunken FiT

February 17, 2015,   by John Parnell

The repeal of a so-called Robin Hood tax on Italian energy firms could offset recent reductions in the feed-in tariff, according to independent power producer Etrion.

Category: Italy FIT

NREB seeks 2nd wave of feed-in tariff incentives for solar

February 13, 2015,   by Iris C. Gonzales

The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) is working on a mutually acceptable solution among power industry players for a proposed second wave of feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentives for solar power....

Category: Philippines FIT

Malyasia Ministry amending Electricity Supply Act

February 13, 2015,  

In addition to having firm control over the regulatory aspects, Maximus added the ministry also established the Sustainable Energy Development Authority and Renewable Energy Act to spearhead the...

Category: Malaysia FIT

Egypt Renewable FiT Taking Shape

February 11, 2015,  

Egypt’s renewable Feed In Tariff (FiT) continues to take shape, albeit at a slightly reduced speed than expected earlier. Happily, the additional time appears to be being used to respond to...

Category: Egypt FIT

Sun & Wind Energy: Litigation funder supports action against Spain

February 10, 2015,   by Volker Buddensiek

The subject of the arbitration proceedings, which will be carried out in Stockholm, is the reduction in the feed-in tariff for renewable energy projects that was implemented in Spain last year.

Category: Spain FIT

UK Energy Policy and the role of community energy

February 10, 2015,   by Catherine Mitchell

Its not all doom and gloom in GB--FITs has been a great success and kick-started all sorts of developments.

Category: News on Community Power, Great Britain

Renewable Power in Egypt: The Right FiT? (Feed in Tariff)

February 4, 2015,   by Clint Steyn

In late 2014, Egypt announced a feed in tariff (FiT) in order to implement this plan. FiT’s have been successfully implemented in other countries to swiftly ramp up renewable power development. ...

Category: Egypt FIT

San Francisco Chronicle: Agents search Michael Peevey’s home in PG&E judge-shopping case

January 28, 2015,   by Jaxon Van Derbeken

In an e-mail to Brown in January 2014, Cherry dangled PG&E’s backing for CPUC Chairman Peevey’s pet project — a $4 billion coal-gasification plant planned in Kern County — as a possible reward for...

Category: California FIT, Renewable Energy

The Cape Town scheme that lets you sell electricity to the grid – just don’t call it a feed-in tariff

January 27, 2015,   by Adam Oxford

One thing that is to be admired, however, is the creative use of language through which Cape Town has framed these local regulations. For a start, the scheme is most definitely not a feed-in tariff....

Category: South Africa FIT

Sonoma Clean Power Feed-in Tariff

January 27, 2015,  

Sonoma Clean Power lets you ProFIT by selling renewable power. ProFIT is what is known as a Feed-In Tariff, a renewable energy purchasing program which sets the rules and price for Sonoma Clean...

Category: California FIT

SolarServer: PV in the UK: Over 125,000 homes went solar in 2014, overall installations reached 700 MW

January 26, 2015,  

“These latest statistics show that the FiT solar PV market is seeing healthy growth with plenty of solar going up on domestic and commercial roofs as well as small solar farms,” comments David...

Category: Great Britain, News on Solar Energy

How to design a successful auction for renewable energy projects

January 26, 2015,   by Rolf de Vos and Corinna Klessman

Auctions may invoke strategic behaviour of market players which can drive up costs. Market players will also try to exercise market power. Large market actors may have a favoured position over their...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Renewable energy FITs can tackle Eskom South African woes

January 23, 2015,   by Admire Moyo

Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz says "An approach seems advisable in which small and medium renewables projects get a fixed tariff in form of a standard offer (a feed-in tariff), for which the tariff level...

Category: South Africa FIT

Argument for a California Community Feed-in Tariff or ComFIT

January 23, 2015,   by Paul Gipe

The solar, wind, and geothermal resources of the state of California are the people’s resource, and they should have a right to develop and own it. Today they are denied that opportunity....[more]

Category: California FIT

How to stimulate the South African rooftop PV market without putting municipalities’ financial stability at risk

January 21, 2015,   by Tobias Bischof-Niemz

A “Net Feed-in Tariff” proposal

Category: South Africa FIT

PV Tech: Poland FiT makes it though parliament but Senate rejection awaits

January 20, 2015,   by John Parnell

“It is important at least that the idea of a feed-in tariff has been passed and we can use that as we continue fighting for a FiT.

Category: Poland FIT

Japan's METI eyes lowering solar energy buying rate under feed-in tariff system

January 16, 2015,  

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has proposed lowering the buying rate of solar power but maintaining the prices of other renewable energy at current rates under the feed-in tariff...

Category: Japan FIT

Nova Scotia Renewable energy projects put on hold

January 15, 2015,   by JOANN ALBERSTAT

The Energy Department announced Thursday that the community feed-in tariff program is no longer accepting new applications. The move doesn’t affect COMFIT projects that have already been approved or...

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Community Feed-In-Tariff project approved in Bible Hill

January 15, 2015,  

One of seven new Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects to produce local renewable electricity will be located in Bible Hill.

Category: Nova Scotia FIT, News on Community Power

PV Tech: FiT and net-metering charges confirmed for Italian PV installs

January 9, 2015,   by Ben Willis

The fees, published in Italy’s official journal, Gazzetta Ufficiale, are to cover costs incurred by energy agency, GSE, for the running of Italy’s Conto Energia feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme and...

Category: Italy FIT

The adoption of advanced feed-in tariffs in Ontario: A case of institutional layering

January 3, 2015,   by Jacques Fontaine

In his masters thesis for the Université de Montréal, Jacques Fontaine tackles how the province of Ontario leapt to the forefront of renewable energy development in North America. Within a few short...[more]

Category: Ontario FIT

PV Tech: Solar steals the show in 100MW Ontario FiT extension

December 22, 2014,   by Lucy Woods

A total of 330 feed-in tariff contracts totalling 99MW will be offered to solar power systems in the province next year, with another 1MW offered to two bio energy contracts also, to take the...

Category: Ontario FIT

Chronicle Herald: Tidal firms get nod for Nova Scotia tariff

December 19, 2014,  

The province’s decision allows developers to finalize 15-year supply contracts with Nova Scotia Power. The tariff, an established price per kilowatt hour, was set by the province’s Utility and Review...

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Virgin Islands: Net Metering Controversy Gets Even More Complicated

December 8, 2014,   by Bernetia Akin

A proposal meant to promote the switch from net metering to the less generous feed-in tariff program includes a provision amending existing law to make residential customers who rent their homes as...

Category: Virgin Islands (US) FIT

Florida: Sunshine state should be solar power leader

December 5, 2014,   by DeVoe Moore

Governments that are serious about encouraging renewable energy development should understand that feed-in tariffs are the most effective incentives for businesses to invest in solar.

Category: Florida FIT

Thailand: NEPC to meet on 15 Dec to consider a change to renewable energy payment mechanism

December 5, 2014,  

The National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to hold a meeting on 15th December 2014 to discuss a possibility of changing the renewable energy...

Category: Thailand FIT

Borrego Solar and sPower break ground on 6.3MW project on Long Island, New York

December 5, 2014,  

The project makes sPower the owner of the largest portfolio of PV under construction in PSEG-LI’s Clean Solar Initiative Feed-In-Tariff Program.

Category: New York State FIT

Philippine regulator clears templates for renewable energy supply contracts

December 3, 2014,   by Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo

Regulators have approved the payment and supply agreements that will govern the feed-in-tariff (FIT) system for renewable energy projects.

Category: Philippines FIT

Wind turbines – there’s more to planning than getting permission

December 3, 2014,   by Suzie Horne

Getting planning permission for a wind turbine can be a daunting task, however there are many post-planning and other issues to consider too, explains Tori Heaton, planning manager at installer and...

Category: News on Large Wind, Great Britain

Japan Learns Even More From Germany: the Feed-in Tariff, Stadtwerke and Smart Communities

December 2, 2014,   by Andrew DeWit, Rikkyo University

The good news is that, outside of the bubble of national politics, Japan’s smart-energy intellectuals and bureaucrats are already undertaking a radical and massive public-sector-centred structural...

Category: Japan FIT

FIT rate payment schemes okayed

November 30, 2014,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

The Energy Regulatory Commission approved models for the renewable energy payment agreement, or REPA, and the renewable energy supply agreement, or RESA, that will pave the way for the collection of...

Category: Philippines FIT

Beyond Australia's RET: options for state action

November 27, 2014,   by Anne Kallies

The main advantage of FITs was investment security for renewable generators and protection from the volatility of the wholesale electricity markets. They also allow for generation-specific support,...

Category: Australia FIT

SolarServer: UK solar Feed-In Tariffs for big roofs could soon move with owners; Solar farms are given an extra 12 months if grid connection delay

November 27, 2014,  

The Government’s consultation on its proposals for the transferability of FiT payments will close on January 5th, 2015.

Category: Great Britain

Surprise: Dubai Solar Auctions Reach--German FIT Prices!

November 27, 2014,   by Craig Morris

In other words, adjusted for solar conditions, this auction just produced a price almost competitive with German feed-in tariffs. So congratulations, Dubai, that’s not easy to do with auctions! . ....

Category: Dubai FIT

Update on Japanese FIT Installations: 12,600 MW Now Installed

November 27, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Since Japan implemented its Feed-in Tariff program, the country has installed 12,600 MW of new renewable capacity--more than 90% of that solar PV. Better yet, the Japanese are not just installing...[more]

Category: Japan FIT

Boell: The call for a German coal phaseout

November 25, 2014,   by Craig Morris

The call for a coal phaseout has been in the foreground for the past month in Germany. It all started with a leak about a discussion proposal to switch off between 5 and 10 GW of coal plant capacity,...

Category: Germany FIT, Renewable Energy

PV Magazine: Swiss PV grows but FIT cuts push market towards self-consumption Read more:

November 24, 2014,   by Ilias Tsagas

The Alpine country's unusual solar PV remuneration system obliges households and other small power producers to trade energy on the market while allowing bigger investors piece of mind through the...

Category: Switzerland FIT

Nova Scotia ComFIT Contract Awards

November 24, 2014,  

Category: Nova Scotia FIT

Sierra Club: The World’s First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

November 21, 2014,   by Justin Guay

What an RFIT does is adapt the principles that made feed-in tariffs (FITs) wildly successful in Germany and other parts of the world -- including certainty for investors and early stage support for...

Category: Africa FIT

Renewable energy tariff policy coming to Zambia

November 19, 2014,   by KENNEDY MUPESENI

The Government will soon develop a tariff policy for the utilisation of renewable energy resources in the country, a Government energy expert has said. Stakeholders in the energy sector have been...

Category: Africa FIT

SPP: Don’t listen to the FiT rumour mill

November 14, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

This week, one particular rumour has spread like wildfire throughout the sector with a steady flow of emails and calls directed our way, each one asking: is DECC really going to scrap the feed-in...

Category: Great Britain

Philippines EDC may increase wind power output

November 14, 2014,  

“Based on the concessions that we currently have, including Iloilo and the ones in Ilocos Norte, I think there’s a potential of about 550 MW,” EDC president Richard Tantoco told reporters Thursday...

Category: Philippines FIT, News on Large Wind

Boell: How winning over rural constituents changed the political discussions on renewables in Germany

November 14, 2014,   by Alexander Franke

When it comes to renewable energy however, a large majority of farmers are staunch supporters of the Energiewende and the fast development of renewables – an outcome that may surprise people in...

Category: News on Community Power, Germany FIT

SEDA Hosts Inaugural Open Day On Feed-in-tariff Scheme

November 11, 2014,  

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) on Saturday hosted its inaugural Open Day for the public to have face-to-face discussions on the feed-in-tariff (FiT) mechanism.

Category: Malaysia FIT

Egypt is engine of growth in Middle East: World Bank Egypt director

November 8, 2014,   by Doaa Farid

Egyptian government has introduced the feed-in tariff to encourage private investors to invest in solar power and wind energy.

Category: Egypt FIT

Lenz Blog: Regional Variations in Feed-In Tariffs

November 6, 2014,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Morris also goes ahead and compares these different costs per kWh to the feed-in tariffs for wind and solar. And he finds that the feed-in tariffs are insufficient for some sites, but way too high...

Category: Germany FIT

Thai solar PV targets raised: 800 MW of new PPAs to be signed and built before December 2015

November 4, 2014,  

Those boasting successful projects from the first wave of PPAs are set to provide comment on how stakeholders will need to adapt to ensure that the ambitious SCOD of December 2015 is met. Whilst the...

Category: Thailand FIT

SPP: Ofgem confirms 3.5% FiT degressions in January 2015

November 3, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

Ofgem has confirmed that all tariff bands

Category: Great Britain

METI to overhaul rules on feed-in tariff program

November 3, 2014,  

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry intends to eliminate companies from the feed-in tariff system that have promised to sell electricity but have no plans to generate renewable energy...

Category: Japan FIT

Renewables International: Germany to reach more than 30% RE power by 2015

October 31, 2014,   by Thomas Gerke

This would put us at about 185 TWh at the end of 2015. Depending on how domestic demand develops, this should translate into a 31-32% RE share of gross domestic electricity demand. It would not only...

Category: Germany FIT

Feed-In Tariffs: A Tool for Increasing Economic Equality in the US?

October 28, 2014,   by Tam Hunt

The gold standard, however, for maximizing both the speed of development and the spread of economic development benefits is the feed-in tariff policy first pioneered by the United States in the late...

Category: USA FIT

Sub-regional Feed-in Tariff installations in Great Britain: September 2014

October 24, 2014,  

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

Category: Great Britain

The Nation: Thailand's NEPC 'nod' for shift to feed-in tariff for VSPPs

October 23, 2014,  

THE NATIONAL Energy Policy Council (NEPC) has acknowledged in principle a change in the tariff allowance for very small power producer (VSPP) projects that use renewable energy - moving from the...

Category: Thailand FIT

Clean Technica: Banks Push For Fixed Feed-in Tariffs For Indian Solar Power Projects

October 17, 2014,   by Mridul Chadha

The Indian government must consider switching to a fixed feed-in tariff regime for the solar power sector as is in practice for all other renewable energy sectors, officials of India’s Yes Bank have...

Category: India FIT

Policy invention as evolutionary tinkering and codification: the emergence of feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity

October 15, 2014,   by David Jacobs

The invention of feed-in tariffs to support renewable energy is analysed. The invention of this policy instrument was the product of a long process of evolutionary tinkering that started in the...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

PV-Tech: SolarWorld’s new PV system targets France’s maximum feed-in tariff

October 14, 2014,   by Monique Avila

SolarWorld AG has developed a new roof-integrated PV system for the French market that allows customers to receive France’s maximum feed-in tariff of €27.37 cents/kWh (US$34.64 cents/kWh).

Category: France FIT

NIPSCO proposes expanding feed-in-tariff program

October 14, 2014,   by Robert Walton

Under FIT 2.0, NIPSCO said it will offer 15-year contracts to solar, wind and biomass projects. The standard offer contract price varies by both technology and project size.

Category: Indiana FIT

Japan News: Govt plans to promote geothermal power

October 12, 2014,   by Yomiuri Shimbun

The government will revise the current feed-in tariff system, which requires power companies to purchase electricity generated by solar power and other renewable energy sources at fixed prices, to...

Category: Japan FIT, News on Geothermal

Bloomberg: India Faces Mounting Calls to Move Solar to Fixed Tariffs

October 12, 2014,   by Natalie Obiko Pearson

“Bidding is now counter-productive,” Vineet Mittal, managing director of Welspun Energy Ltd., India’s biggest photovoltaic developer, said in an Oct. 10 interview in New Delhi. With global panel...

Category: India FIT

Saving California’s Small-Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Market

October 9, 2014,   by Tam Hunt

ReMAT applicants have no way of knowing what contract price they can obtain ahead of time. In contrast, knowing the contract price ahead of time is a substantial advantage of a feed-in tariff. It...

Category: California FIT

Helsinki Times: Government pulls rug from under energy policy critics

October 8, 2014,   by Olli Pohjanpalo

A decision by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy to lower the tax on peat and bump up the feed-in tariffs for wood chips pulled the rug from under critics of the energy policy on Tuesday, only...

Category: Finland FIT

JREF: Grid Access Requests Denial - Transparency and Neutrality are Essential in Grid Operation

October 7, 2014,   by Mika Ohbayashi

Indeed, the law of the Japan’s Feed-in Tariff system allows utilities to refuse requests of renewable electricity producers for grid access “when securing a smooth supply of electricity by said the...

Category: Japan FIT, Renewable Energy

Updated Tables of Feed-in Tariffs Worldwide

October 6, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Updated tables on Feed-in Tariffs including Chinese offshore wind tariffs announced in June 2014 and Egyptian wind and solar tariffs.

Category: Great Britain

Asahi Shimbun: Measures needed to prevent renewable energy boom from going bust

October 4, 2014,   by Editorial

Promoting the use of renewable energy is a global trend. It is important from the viewpoint of developing alternative energy sources that can replace nuclear power and fossil fuels and of tackling...

Category: Japan FIT

Zimbabwe to develop renewable energy policy

October 3, 2014,  

"The feed-in tariffs were developed for renewable energy technologies applicable to Zimbabwe, such as solar PV, small hydro, biomass, bagasse and biogas," said Magombo.

Category: Zimbabwe FIT

The National: Power to – and from – the people

September 29, 2014,   by Editorial

In the UAE, this would require some form of “feed-in tariff”, whereby the government would pay individuals a set tariff for the surplus power they generate in their homes. Although the new panels...

Category: News on Community Power, Abu Dhabi FIT

Can the Big Island of Hawaii Get All of Its Electricity From Renewables?

September 29, 2014,   by Tam Hunt

Hawaii’s utilities just resubmitted long-term energy plans to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, and there was at least one very nice surprise: Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO), the utility...

Category: Hawaii FIT , Renewable Energy

The Hammelburg Story--The Beginning of Solar FITs

September 29, 2014,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

At the time, Hans-Josef Fell had high hopes. He thought in 1996 that Germany might be able to reach a whopping 80 MW a year if that principle of a feed-in tariff was extended to the whole country.

Category: Germany FIT, News on Solar Energy

Renewables International: Open letter of European economists on market premiums

September 21, 2014,  

Feed‐in tariffs offer two more benefits for producers and consumers that are at risk under market premium systems. First, fixed renewable remuneration schemes can be designed to reduce costs to...

Category: Europe FIT

Egyptian Electricity ministry sets new energy feed-in tariffs

September 20, 2014,   by Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said in a press conference that the purpose of the feed-in tariff for purchasing electricity produced from renewable energy sources is to encourage private...

Category: Egypt FIT

Permits granted for the construction of 225MW wind farm

September 15, 2014,  

The Renewable Energy Act 2011 introduced a feed-in-tariff for wind projects of GHS 0.32/kWh ($0.09/kWh) in order to encourage the development of wind energy in the country.

Category: Ghana FIT

Whither Energiewende after dismantling the philosophy of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG)

September 8, 2014,   by Volkmar Lauber

One of two succinct and hard-hitting presentations by Volkmar Lauber explaining the abrupt U-turn of the German government on the use of feed-in tariffs to drive the Energiewende. Lauber has been...[more]

Category: Germany FIT

EEG 2014: Energiewende Lite or Energiewende Backwards?

September 8, 2014,   by Volkmar Lauber

EEG 2014 is a break with the past, not a continuation. It means the victory of those forces that objected to EEG logic in 2000-2004-2008-2011 and almost prevailed in 2012 but were stopped by the...[more]

Category: Germany FIT

JREF: Great Achievements of Feed-in Tariff and Challenges for Japan’s Renewable Energy Policy

September 5, 2014,  

According to the latest available data on the installed capacity by the end of April 2014, approximately 10 GW (precisely 9.77 GW) of renewable energy capacity has been installed and started...

Category: Japan FIT

Stinging Critique of OPA's MicroFIT Price Review 2014

August 31, 2014,   by Glen Estill

The MicroFIT prices today are inadequate to overcome the added cost and restrictions imposed by program rules. But rather than increase the price to encourage deployment, it is the rules, and costs...

Category: Ontario FIT

Tariff And The Non-Tariff Based Renewable Energy Incentives In Turkey

August 26, 2014,   by Ceki Bilmen

The new tariffs include the following rates of feed in tariffs for the renewable energy resources; USD$ 7.3 cent for the hydroelectricity, USD$ 7.3 cent for the wind, USD$ 10.5 cent for the...

Category: Turkey FIT

Renewables International: “Market” makes German solar up to 30% more expensive

August 22, 2014,   by Craig Morris

Electricity from 40 to 500 kW arrays will then cost 2.64 cents per kilowatt-hour less under feed-in tariffs than under direct marketing – all in the name of phasing out feed-in tariffs in order to...

Category: Germany FIT

Hong Kong should catch up with the global push for renewable energy

August 20, 2014,   by Sarah Keung

However, policies and economic incentives are required. Many governments, such as those in Britain, the US, Japan and mainland China have devised policies to encourage distributed generation. One is...

Category: China FIT

Renewables International: The cost of wind

August 19, 2014,   by Jérôme Guillet and John Evans

That is the point of feed-in tariffs, which provide stable, predictable revenue to wind producers, and ensure that their maximum production is injected into the system at all times, which influences...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Grid Integration, News on Large Wind

How Spain boosted CSP and then signed its death warrant

August 19, 2014,   by Jorge Alcauza

The Spanish government eliminated the financial risks, as all of the electricity generated by the plants would be purchased and paid with a Feed-in-Tariff for the next 20 years. Once the first plants...

Category: Spain FIT

DOE mulls hike in tariff incentive to draw more wind energy investors in Philippines

August 19, 2014,   by Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo

The DOE earlier hiked the installation cap for solar plants to 500 megawatts (MW) from the earlier limit of 50 MW. The higher threshold will allow more developers of solar power to avail of...

Category: Philippines FIT

Power play: the debate over renewable energy in Japan

August 16, 2014,   by Eric Johnston

Two years after a new feed-in tariff system for alternative energy went into effect, we discover that the promised power revolution looks more like an evolution

Category: Japan FIT

Feed-in Tariffs in Moldova?

August 15, 2014,  

The “feed-in-tariffs” for renewable energy objects are expected to be approved by the end of 2014 in Moldova.

Category: Moldova FIT

India considers change in solar pricing model [to FITs]

August 7, 2014,   by Natalie Obiko Pearson

India may emulate a solar pricing model that made Germany and Spain the biggest markets for the technology, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to spur renewable energy.

Category: India FIT

Barrons: China Solar: New 13GW Target

August 6, 2014,   by Shuli Ren

Allowing projects located in abandoned land, ponds, lakes, etc. with

Category: News on Solar Energy, China FIT

Gov’t prodded to act faster on power lack by European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

August 3, 2014,  

The business group also urged the government to develop a “sustainable energy mix policy and FIT (feed-in tariff) implementation.” . . “For feed-in tariff to be a successful instrument, the feed-in...

Category: Philippines FIT

Gov’t urged to tap special powers to solve electricity shortage

August 1, 2014,  

The best example of legislation is the FEED-IN TARIFF LAW (FIT) of Japan. It motivated private individuals and companies to generate electricity (mainly from solar) and sold all of them to the...

Category: Philippines FIT

Sofia Globe: Bulgarian Constitutional Court repeals renewable energy tariff fee

July 31, 2014,  

inShare Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court said on July 31 that it has declared unconstitutional the provisions in the 2014 Budget Act that imposed a 20 per cent fee on the feed-in tariff paid to...

Category: Bulgaria FIT

Ontario Power Authority to offer 500 FIT 3 and 63 Unconstructed Rooftop Solar Pilot renewable energy contracts

July 30, 2014,  

Most of these contract offers are for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, similar to what we have seen in previous application periods. The total list includes 490 solar PV projects, eight bio-energy...

Category: Ontario FIT

SEIA: Solar Energy Support in Germany--A Closer Look [at FITs]

July 29, 2014,  

This report is a comprehensive study taking an in-depth look at Germany’s solar support programs and how the United States can benefit in the long term from the experiences of the world’s leading...

Category: Germany FIT, USA FIT, News on Solar Energy

GEB: German PV Feed-in Tariffs/Marketing Premium Support Basis to Increase in August

July 28, 2014,   by Matthias Lang

This may come as a surprise for many, but the new EEG 2.0 will lead to increased feed-in tariffs/marketing premiums for newly completed PV installations as of 1 August 2014.

Category: Germany FIT

TransCo submits tariff rate for renewable energy [in the Philippines]

July 26, 2014,   by Alena Mae S. Flores

The FIT-All, a universal levy to be collected from power consumers for the benefit of renewable energy producers, will become another line item in electricity bill, similar to the universal charge.

Category: Philippines FIT

Enhancing the Investor Appeal of Renewable Energy [with FITs in the USA]—A review

July 23, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Make no mistake, the innocuous sounding title of this academic paper harbors an intellectual assault on public policy created by long-held beliefs in neoliberal ideology. Mormann certainly will not...[more]

Category: USA FIT

Renewables International: Brussels "steps outside its mandate" [on FITs]

July 23, 2014,  

As Lenz also recently pointed out, a German court ruled last week that German feed-in tariffs are not state aid, though Brussels is not bound to uphold the ruling of a German court. Indeed, as the...

Category: Germany FIT

European Commission Power Grab Failure

July 19, 2014,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

When the feed-in tariff was enacted in the first place, that was done by a democratically elected coalition of the Green and the Social Democrat Parties. When it was ended in 2014, it was done on...

Category: Germany FIT

The V.I. Water and Power Authority files feed-in tariff petition

July 19, 2014,   by JENNY KANE

The Feed-in Tariff Act allows WAPA customers to sell their independently created renewable energy to WAPA, which in turn is required to purchase the energy at a fair and reasonable price, according...

Category: Virgin Islands (US) FIT

The Feed-in Tariff is better than is commonly understood

July 17, 2014,   by Anna Leidreiter

Today, the FiT is the most widely adopted policy for renewable power generation policy at the national and state/provincial levels. In 2000, only 14 jurisdictions worldwide had implemented a FiT – a...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

EP: Germany does not have generous subsidies for renewables

July 16, 2014,   by Craig Morris

Energy Post repeats the unfounded notion that Germany has generous subsidies. This is wrong – and the difference matters: the German system of feed-in tariffs favours small companies and...

Category: Germany FIT

German Federal Court of Justice: EEG is Constitutional

July 15, 2014,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The German Federal Court of Justice has published a decision from June 25 on an attempt to resist the German feed-in tariff system.

Category: Germany FIT

Natural Gas Daily: Japan’s solar wave could herald new energy age

July 11, 2014,   by James Byrne

“Japan saw a rush to install capacity in response to its national FIT, adding 6.9 GW in 2013 for a total of 13.6 GW. The majority of Japan’s capacity is in rooftop installations, and homebuilders are...

Category: Japan FIT

SPP: DECC accused of ‘grossly overstating’ cost of solar [FITs] to consumers

July 11, 2014,   by Peter Bennett

Companies claiming £132 million in damages from the Department of Energy and Climate Change have rejected the department’s claim that the changes to the feed-in tariff scheme it enacted in 2011 would...

Category: Great Britain

KCET: Does LADWP Want to Charge Solar Customers For Grid Access or Expand its FITs?

July 10, 2014,   by Chris Clarke

LADWP's existing feed-in tariff program is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, though with its current cap of 100 megawatts by 2016 it pales behind programs like the German feed-in...

Category: California FIT

Southwest United Kingdom Renewable Energy Progress Report 2014

July 8, 2014,  

The south west leads the way in small and community scale renewables and renewable heat. Our natural resources, partnership working to overcome barriers and excellent supply chain has helped us...

Category: Great Britain

Kyiv Post: National Commission for Energy Regulation sets feed-in tariffs for solar power plants for July

July 3, 2014,  

The National Commission for Energy Regulation of Ukraine (NCER) has set feed-in tariffs for solar power plants for July, not taking into account cabinet resolution No. 589-r on the reduction of the...

Category: Ukraine

French Re-Institute Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Differentiated by Resource Intensity

July 1, 2014,  

In a rebuff to French anti-wind energy activists, the French government has re-instituted feed-in tariffs for wind energy. The tariffs for new projects were suspended following an EU decision on the...[more]

Category: France FIT

Renewables International: SPD no longer the party of Hermann Scheer

June 30, 2014,   by Craig Morris

It is becoming increasingly clear that no German politician is holding the baton for renewables policy in Germany, especially after the recent amendments were approved on a Friday. Today, we take a...

Category: Germany FIT, Renewable Energy

Renewables International: EEG (Germany's Renewable Energy Act) RIP

June 27, 2014,   by Craig Morris

The Bundestag just voted overwhelmingly in favor of the governing coalition’s proposes to change the country’s renewables policy. The grand coalition of Social Democrats and Christian Democrats got...

Category: Germany FIT, Renewable Energy

IZES: Auctions Result in Higher PV Prices in France than FITs in Germany

June 26, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Craig Morris at Renewables International has pointed out a startling chart in IZES (Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme) report comparing auction systems to feed-in tariffs in Germnay. (Auctions are...[more]

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Debunking Myths about Germany's EEG

Boell: Actual outcomes of auctions in France, Brazil, and the Netherlands

June 26, 2014,   by Craig Morris

In an international comparison, reverse auctions seem to be a useful way of slowing down the transition to renewables and ensuring that a small oligopoly of firms dominate the market.

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs, Germany FIT

Davies/Allen: Feed-in Tariffs in Turmoil

June 20, 2014,   by Matthias Lang, U. Mutschler

The comprehensive (38 page) article contains case studies of three countries that have used feed-in tariffs: Germany, Spain and South Korea. For each country, the authors first trace the evolution of...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Updated Tables of Feed-In Tariffs Worldwide

June 20, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

Includes new feed-in tariffs for biomass in Vietnam and a new FIT program in Kazakhstan.

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

Kazakhstan Launches Feed-in Tariff Program

June 20, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

The oil and gas rich country announces prices for renewable energy in its new feed-in tariff program.[more]

Category: Kazakhstan

Vietnam: Ground-Breaking Feed-In Tariff For Waste-To-Energy Projects In Vietnam

June 20, 2014,   by Manfred Otto and Giles T. Cooper

Article 14 of the Decision provides a ground-breaking feed-in tariff for power suppliers of up to "VND 2,114/kWh (equivalent to 10.05 US cents/kWh)". This is more than 25 percent higher than the 7.8...

Category: Vietnam FIT

Nearly 9,000 MW Installed in Japan from FITs

June 19, 2014,  

JREF reports more than 6,000 MW added in fiscal year 2013 since FITs introduced.

Category: Japan FIT

Reuters: China sets tariffs for offshore wind power generators

June 19, 2014,  

China's power grids will pay 0.75-0.85 yuan ($0.12-0.14) per kilowatt-hour for electricity produced by offshore wind turbines, the country's state planning agency said on Thursday in a bid to...

Category: China FIT

GSE: Italy to Maintain FIT for Small Wind Turbines

June 18, 2014,  

The tariff for small wind between 20 and 200kW for all the connected turbines in 2014 and 2015 will remain 0.268 €/kWh

Category: Italy FIT, Small Wind folder

Gambia: 3rd National Renewable Energy Forum Opens--Considers FITs

June 18, 2014,   by Lamin B. Darboe

The forum is once again organised, in order to continue indentifying tangible steps in promoting the adoption of renewable energy in The Gambia. The topics to be discussed at the forum include: the...

Category: Gambia FIT

Hawaii Needs a Robust and Cost-Effective Feed-In Tariff

June 16, 2014,   by Tam Hunt

The most reliable tool for achieving higher RES targets is the feed-in tariff. Feed-in tariffs around the world have unleashed the renewable energy markets and produced large amounts of new power...

Category: Hawaii FIT

Hawaii PUC investigates changes to the Feed in Tariff (FiT) Program

June 14, 2014,   by Henry Curtis

Replacing the current FiT with a new FiT that offers less financial rewards seems like a guaranteed loser until one realizes the original intent of the FiT mechanism under the HCEI Energy Agreement...

Category: Hawaii FIT

Ontario Voters Support Renewable Energy

June 13, 2014,   by Glen Estill

The voters in Ontario have spoken. They elected a Liberal majority government. The Liberals have been responsible for starting Ontario on a sustainable energy path, adding solar, wind, biogas and new...

Category: Ontario FIT

Ontario solar FiT safe as voters reject Conservatives

June 13, 2014,   by John Parnell

Ontario has elected Liberal candidate Kathleen Wynne as its new premier, rejecting the Conservative’s Tim Hudak, who had pledged to scrap the province’s feed-in tariff (FiT).

Category: Ontario FIT

The Future of Feed-in Tariffs: Presentation

June 10, 2014,   by Toby Couture

The webinar attempts to provide a global perspective on the future of feed-in tariffs by evaluating these arguments in more detail. The webinar will reflect on what these changes could mean for the...

Category: News on Feed in Tariffs

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