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With a government-convened review committee set to decide the renewable energy feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for next year later this week, several civil groups called for incentives to install solar panels on residential rooftops to be increased by raising the FIT for smaller installed capacity.

The FIT rate for rooftop solar energy capacity is currently divided into four intervals, with the smallest being 1kW to 20kW (approximately NT$5.8/kWh) and the largest being over 500kW (approx. NT$4/kWh).

Taiwan has announced the split of the feed-in-tariff available to geothermal power plants for sizes under and above 2 MW in installed capacity.

The new feed-in tariffs range from NT4.0031 ($0.14) to NT5.8952 ($0.21) per kWh. PV systems of all types will be applied a grid tariff of NT0.0656 ($0.002)/kWh and the funds raised through this fee will be used to set up a PV module recycling scheme.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is to maintain feed-in tariffs for new solar power installations and grant a three-month grace period for manufacturers to complete their projects, as renewable energy installations have slumped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan is proposing to lower the feed-in tariff for offshore wind projects signing power purchase agreements (PPA) in 2021 by 8.5% compared with 2020 rates, according to a draft from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced the 2020 feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for renewable energy generation, with the rate for onshore wind power facilities with a capacity of 1 to 30 kW to be raised above the previously proposed level.

The draft feed-in tariff scheme should be approved by the end of the month. Payments for residential solar systems are expected to fall only 0.34% but those for utility scale solar may be reduced by 2.2%. An increase is set to be granted to projects in remote areas and also to those which rely on high-efficiency modules.

Taiwan is expected to become one of the fastest-growing solar markets worldwide despite this year’s feed-in tariff (FiT) reductions, according to a new report, but a local developer has

“Transiting to 100 percent renewable is not a far away target. It is the main strategy in many nations,” Hans-Josef Fell, founder and president of the Berlin-based Energy Watch Group, said in a keynote speech at an international forum on new energy in Taipei.

aiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled an announcement that it is increasing feed-in tariff rates by 9.09%. The FiT rate now for small scale solar installations up to 20kW for the first half of 2018 is NT$5.8744 (US$0.202)/kWh.