Feed-in tariffs are commonly applied in support of greater adoption of renewable energy generation by a country, state or city. Briefly, feed-in tariffs pay for the difference in price between the production cost of renewable energy and the price of grid electricity. However, are they essential or could renewable energy compete competitively with non-renewable energy … More Essentiality of feed-in tariffs in support of renewable energy adoption?
Renewable energy such as those from wind, tides and solar typically have higher production cost compared to electricity from oil, coal and gas, with coal being the cheapest fuel source for conventional power plants. With the emphasis on reducing air pollutants from fossil fuel fired power stations and the importance of lowering carbon dioxide emissions … More Overabundance of renewable energy and the removal of feed-in tariffs
Solar photovoltaic panels of a floating test array on a reservoir in Singapore (Source: The Straits Times) Singapore recently announced plans to test the feasibility of using floating solar photovoltaic farm on water as a means to increase the capture of renewable energy for its electricity grid (The Straits Times, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/worlds-largest-floating-solar-photovoltaic-cell-test-bed-launched-in-singapore; Today, http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/tengeh-reservoir-to-host-world-s-largest-solar-panel-testbed/3232878.html). In its … More Water quality concerns of floating solar photovoltaic farm in drinking water reservoir