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feed-in tariff Line breaks: feed-in tar¦iff

Definition of feed-in tariff in English:

noun

chiefly British
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.
Example sentences
  • Germany has no less than 17 incentive schemes for solar thermal technology, and very attractive feed-in tariffs.
  • A feed-in tariff simply guarantees producers a fixed price for electricity generated from PVs (solar panels).
  • 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.

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