Feed-In Tariffs: A Complete Clean Energy Finance Guide


Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center

This resource—which is one of many instrument summaries offered by the Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center—provides in-depth information about feed-In tariffs, including best practices, case studies, design and implementation information, experts and training opportunities.

A feed-in tariff is a performance-based incentive that can includes multiple policy elements: a fixed per kWh price for electricity, an electricity purchase guarantee, guaranteed interconnection and standard power purchase contracts. Feed-in tariffs are one of the most commonly implemented policies to support renewable energy deployment, and by early2015, FITs were implemented at the national or state levels in 108 countries, with half of all feed-in tariffs enacted in developing countries. Through guaranteed long-term fixed renewable electricity prices, FITs support increased investor confidence and expanded renewable energy deployment.