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Global Energy Markets

  • Feed-in Tariff

    • The Feed-in tariff (FITs) is a government-backed, and usually consumer-funded, financial instrument to ensure price parity for renewable energy producers compared to largescale power producers. FITs have proven to be the most effective government incentive program for renewable technologies: countries which have adopted FITs have been shown to have the largest growth rates in renewable energy technology deployment.

      Half of the world’s PV installations are due to FITs (Peters & Weis, 2008). FITs for PV are being utilized around the globe: in early 2009, 45 countries and 18 states/provinces/territories had FITs (REN21, 2009). In Germany, a FIT program has been offered to PV operators for nearly two decades. The tariff is altered throughout the years to spur innovation and effectively stimulate the market (EEG, 2007).

      The success of the FIT enabled Germany to reach its goal of having a 12.5% renewable energy supply three years early, in 2007 (EEG, 2007; Peters & Weis, 2008) and encouraged 18 other EU countries to adopt similar programs (EEG, 2007). Another country to successfully pursue FITs was Spain: in 2008, Spain saw a five-fold increase in PV capacity from the previous year. Germany and Spain possessed 5.4 and 3.3 GW of PV power capacity in 2008, representing the majority of the world’s 13 GW total (REN21, 2009). Other countries/regions with FIT programs in include California, Ireland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, France, Kenya, the Philippines, Poland and South Africa (REN21, 2009).

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      CountryInstalled capacity (31.12.15) (MW)Net generation (2015) (GWh)
      Austria404820
      Belgium30683000
      Bulgaria10411400
      Switzerland756-/-
      Czech Rep.20672200
      Germany3841135200
      Denmark781600
      Spain69678263
      France61927400
      Greece24443665
      Italy1910023900
      Netherlands1429100
      Portugal429800
      Romania12492000
      Slovenia263200
      Slovakia532500
      UK90007500