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Subsidized grid connected photovoltaics tariffs in Europe

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) is an incentive made to recompense the production of renewable energy both by households and investors. Power companies are supposed to purchase back, at rates higher than the market, power produced from renewable sources; such as wind, thermal solar, PV solar, biomass, hydro and geothermal. This tariff is also called Feed-in Law, Solar Premium, Renewable Tariff or Renewable Energy Payments. FIT helps make the production of renewable energy economically viable. Usually governments secure the tariff for up to 15, 20 or even 25 years from the date of the setup.

The advance of sources of renewable energy is deemed critical to avoiding climate change. The cost of producing renewable energy is still higher than the cost of producing energy from petrol and carbon. FIT tries to counterbalance this difference, thus making more attractive renewable energy installations, asking the utility company to repurchase and reuse the power made by renewable installations. The difference in cost is spread over all of the customers of the power grid. FIT requires net metering regulation to account for electricity purchased from the grid and energy sold to the grid.

FIT is seen as more effective than quotas enforced on power companies, because it satisfies the morality of people. What follows is a simplified summary of FIT policies by some European countries.

COUNTRY BRACKET 1
(0 < 5 kWp)
BRACKET 2
(5 < 10 kWp)
BRACKET 3
(> 10 kWp)
YEARS NOTE
Austria 0.46 €/kWh 0.40 €/kWh 0.30 €/kWh lower after 10 yrs
Belgium 1.09 €/kWh 0.82 €/kWh 0.54 €/kWh 15 lower after 10 yrs, < 250 kWp
Bulgaria 0.40 €/kWh 0.36 €/kWh 0.36 €/kWh lower after 10 yrs, bracket 3 = bracket 2
Czech Republic 0.53 €/kWh 0.53 €/kWh 0.53 €/kWh 20 fixed
France 0.55 €/kWh 0.55 €/kWh 0.55 €/kWh 20 fixed, 0.30 €/kWh ground
Germany (0 < 30kWp) 0.43 (30 < 100 kWp) 0.41 €/kWh (100 < 1000) 0.40 €/kWh 20 > 1000 kWp 0.33 €/kWh
Greece (0 <100 kWp) 0.46 €/kWh (> 100 kWp) 0.40 €/kWh 10
Italy (0 < 3kWp) 0.49 €/kWh (3 < 20 kWp) 0.46 €/kWh (20 < ) 0.44 €/kWh 20
Luxenbourg (0 < 30kWp) 0.41 €/kWh (30 < 1000 kWp) 0.36 €/kWh 15
Netherlands (0.6 < 3kWp) 0.33 €/kWh 15
Portugal 0.55 €/kWh 0.40 €/kWh 5 max 50 MW buildings. 150 ground
Slovenia 0.39 €/kWh 0.39 €/kWh 0.39 €/kWh 10 fixed
Spain 0.33 €/kWh 0.33 €/kWh 0.33 €/kWh 25 fixed

 

 

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DROOMPA: Josephene, His Face Is Green

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Green Energy Act Paradox

The Ontario Green Energy Act, passed in May 2009, is extremely popular with the public notwithstanding both its infringements on basic individual and democratic rights, and also the substantially higher electricity rates it will cause. This post suggests that close coordination between government, renewable energy businesses, and environmental organizations, particularly government funding of environmental groups, helps to explain the political success of the legislation. This video was part …

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Alive & Well TV – Celebrities Go Green at Oscars PT2

Alive & Well TV host Michelle Harris mingles with the celebrities as they check out all the latest healthy and environmentally friendly products at the pre-Oscar show suites. Celebrities sampled a wide range of green and trendy products such as oxygen facials, energy drinks, conflict free jewelry, nutritional supplements, cruelty-free beauty products and environmentally friendly home products. Michelle takes you behind the scenes inside the suites. Part 2 of 2…

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Solar panel heating water to 80C in under 10 minutes

Solar panels can heat solar hot water to 80C within minutes of plumbing a solartwin solar panel into a bucket (on a windy spring day in England). Part of a Solartwin.com solar energy installer training seminar aiming to take the fear out of how to fit solar panels to deliver solar and save energy! Thanks to Chris and Salt for their able assistance and to solar energy cameraman Graham, from Barry Johnston.

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