Definition of feed-in tariff in English:

feed-in tariff


  • A payment made to households or businesses generating their own electricity through the use of methods that do not contribute to the depletion of natural resources, proportional to the amount of power generated.

    • ‘Under the German system of "feed-in tariffs", anyone generating electricity from solar panels, wind or hydro is guaranteed a payment of four times the market rate for 20 years.’
    • ‘Feed-in tariffs are vital if we want to meet our green targets.’
    • ‘A feed-in tariff simply guarantees producers a fixed price for electricity generated from PVs (solar panels).’
    • ‘The good news is that the government has finally introduced a power in the bill to create feed-in tariffs.’
    • ‘Now is the time to pull out the stops and ensure that feed-in tariffs are up and running within 12 months.’
    • ‘He also vowed to introduce "feed-in tariffs" so that households that generate energy through solar panels or wind turbines will be paid for the electricity they feed into the national grid.’
    • ‘Home owners know exactly what they will be paid for selling their surplus electricity to the national grid - the "feed-in tariff", as it is called.’
    • ‘Recently the Greens have been advocating for feed-in tariffs - a statutary minimum price electricity retailers must pay generators - as a policy for promoting renewable energy.’
    • ‘"[In Portugal] we have a feed-in tariff arrangement so we had a guaranteed price for the power that was produced and you don't have that in the UK.’
    • ‘The introduction of feed-in tariffs to the energy bill may not sound enthralling.’
    • ‘This growth is driven in large measure by feed-in tariffs - to encourage the use of renewables.’
    • ‘Germany introduced a feed-in tariff in 1990 and has seen its renewable energy market soar.’
    • ‘But at the moment, I'd say it's not worth following South Australia and offering a feed-in tariff for solar.’
    • ‘Equally important is the recent reversal of policy on feed-in tariffs as a way of decentralising energy supply to the considerable advantage, and indeed profit, of consumers.’
    • ‘It means switching from Britain's current renewable obligation certificate system to feed-in tariffs that give fixed-price rather than variable support and have been pioneered so successfully in Germany.’
    • ‘Germany has no less than 17 incentive schemes for solar thermal technology, and very attractive feed-in tariffs.’
    • ‘Of course, appropriate policy depends on local conditions, and simply because feed-in tariffs work in Europe doesn't mean they're appropriate here.’
    • ‘The Conservatives' Quality of Life report suggested a feed-in tariff for the smaller capacity of 250 kilowatts.’