Primers on FITs
The following primers are intended as background for understanding what feed-in tariffs are, how they work, and why they are important. There are several documents by Paul Gipe. These can be downloaded and used without attribution.
There are also several excellent documents by other authors that are provided here as a courtesy to those trying to learn more about feed-in tariffs. The authors have made them available for public use. Please give these authors appropriate attribution if you use their work.
Feed-in tariffs are a generic description of a policy that pays a price, a “tariff”, for the electricity generated by renewable sources of energy that is “fed” into or sold to the grid. . .
Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs) is a system of Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) differentiated by technology, size, application, and sometimes resource intensity. . .
Electricity Feed-in Tariffs (FITs), Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs)—or, more simply, Renewable Tariffs—are the world’s single most successful renewable energy policy. . .
Feed-in tariffs are PURPA on steroids. . .
Feed-in tariffs are simply payments per kilowatt-hour for electricity generated by a renewable resource. They are the world’s most successful policy for the rapid development of significant amounts . . .
A powerpoint presentation that describes feed-in tariffs and explains what they are and where they are being used. . .
How feed-in tariffs maximize the benefits of renewable energy . . .
Feed-in Tariffs: A Mechanism, Not a Goal–10-page primer by Nancy LaPlaca
The International Energy Agency and the UK’s Stern Review have concluded that FiTs are the worlds most efficient and cost-effective policy tool for renewable energy deployment. FiTs create a stable…
Prepared by RENEW Wisconsin on behalf of the Homegrown Renewable Energy Campaign
As the former chairman of the Congressional Study Group on Germany, it is clear to me that the single most important step we can take in order to promote a rapid growth of renewable energy in the…
Minnesota Feed-in Tariff Could Lower Costs, Boost Renewables, and Expand Local Ownership: A policy brief
By enabling broad participation, feed-in tariffs are more equitable than other renewable energy policies. . .