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Feed-in tariff promotion and innovative measures for renewable electricity: Taiwan case analysis


  • Tsai, Wen-Tien


Taiwan, located in a subtropical area, is a high energy-importing nation with approximately 98% of our energy supplied by imported fuels since 2000. In this regard, renewable electricity systems from its richness of solar radiation and strong monsoon are thus becoming attractive due to the energy, economic, and environmental policies for pursuing clean electricity supply, sustainable development and greenhouse gases emission mitigation in Taiwan. The objective of this paper was to present an analysis of profitable promotion and innovative measures for renewable electricity in Taiwan because the photovoltaic (PV) power and wind power systems have rapidly increased the total installed capacity from 2.7MW in 2000 to 1006.2MW in 2013. The description in the paper was thus summarized on an analysis of renewable electricity supply since 2000 and its future goals up to 2030, and then centered on the new promotion legislation (i.e., Renewable Energy Development Act) in the measures of feed-in tariff (FIT) and tax/subsidy incentives. Current subsidiary and innovative programs to promote the development of renewable electricity technologies, including roof-type PV power, off-shore wind power and biogas-to-power, were also described. Due to its innovation promotion for renewable energy exploitation in recent years, Pingtung County, located in the southernmost of Taiwan, was introduced as a case study. Finally, some recommendations for promote renewable electricity development were addressed in the paper.

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  • Tsai, Wen-Tien, 2014. "Feed-in tariff promotion and innovative measures for renewable electricity: Taiwan case analysis," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 1126-1132.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:40:y:2014:i:c:p:1126-1132
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.019

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