News & Articles on Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) for Small Wind Turbines
Feed-in Tariffs or FITs are regulated rates (tariffs) paid for generating electricity with small wind turbines. They are not subsidies nor are they a form of net metering. They are a contract to pay a specific price for electricity that has been determined politically or in a regulatory setting. Feed-in Tariffs are also known as Feed Laws or Feed-in Laws.
Andringa said that Japan had the most attractive feed-in tariff (FiT) worldwide and that the company’s local reselling partners were preparing to help deliver the shift from nuclear to renewable energy after the 2011 disaster.
“Secondly caps to the number of turbines which can be built, hidden in the detail of the review, mean, for example, that just three 50-100kW machines and three 1,500kW machines can be deployed every three months across the UK, scuppering plans for community and locally-owned developments.”
While the British government’s inexplicable decision to build two new nuclear reactors has dominated the headlines, Great Britain has meanwhile achieved two little-heralded milestones in renewable energy.