Ministry reviews solar rate plans

COMPLAINTS: The smaller-than-expected cuts came after environmentalists said the government should keep strong incentives for the installation of rooftop solar panels

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 07, 2019
By: Natasha Li  /  Staff reporter

The Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday said it planned to cut feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates for solar energy to between 0.34 and 2.44 percent annually to benefit installations.

In a preliminary review, the ministry proposed a rate of NT$3.9408 to NT$5.7788 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for next year.

The rate for energy generated by rooftop systems with a capacity of under 20kW would be trimmed from NT$5.7983 per kWh this year to NT$5.7788 per kWh next year, the ministry said in a statement.

The smaller-than-expected cuts came after demands from environmentalists last month that the government maintain strong incentives for people and small businesses to install rooftop solar panels.    [FULL  STORY]

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