Feeding the Grid Renewably (Primer)How feed-in tariffs maximize the benefits of renewable energy

Publication - Feb. 29, 2008 - By Tim Weis, Roger Peters

Feed-in tariffs, often called Advanced Renewable Tariffs or Renewable Energy Payments in North America, have been demonstrated to be the most effective policy mechanism that a country can use to foster the rapid development of renewable energy systems. Close to two-thirds of the world's wind energy and half of the solar PV systems have been installed as a result of these innovative policies.

This primer, the first in the Making Renewable Energy a Priority series, introduces the reader to the key elements of feed-in tariffs and the ways in which they function to achieve rapid renewable energy deployment.

A fact sheet is also available.

See also Primer 2: Storing Renewable Power


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