Category: Solar Power Generation


Only Ontario offers significant incentive. In 2006 the Ontario Power Authority intro­duced the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program which was replaced with the 2009 Feed-In Tariff program for renewable energy (FIT). The FIT program was fur­ther divided into the MicroFIT program for projects less than 10 kW, designed to encourage individuals and households to generate […]


In 2002 the Renewable Energy Development Plan was approved which aimed for the generation of 10% or more of Taiwan’s total electricity generation through renewable energy sources by 2010. This plan led to concerted efforts by all the concerned to develop renewable energy and to aggressively adopt its use. In 2004, Taiwan enacted ‘Measures for […]

Solar Technology Research Plan

The U. S. strategy for overcoming the challenges and barriers to massive manufacturing, sales, and installation of PV technology is to achieve challenging targets throughout the development pipeline. Specific broad R&D efforts toward achieving these goals include: PV Systems & Module Development, PV Materials & Cell Technologies, Testing & Evaluation, and Grid/Building Integration. The PV […]


Many State and Federal policies and programmes have been adopted to encour­age the development of markets for PV. These consist of direct legislative mandates (such as renewable content requirements) and financial incentives (such as tax credits). Financial incentives typically involve appropriations or other public funding, whereas direct mandates typically do not. In both cases, these […]

Research and Development

(a) Increase R&D investment to $250 million/annum by 2010; (b) Strengthen investments in crystalline silicon, thin-film, and balance-of – systems components, as well as new system concepts that are critical to the industry now – reducing the gap between their current cost and performance and their technical potential; (c) Support higher-risk, longer-term R&D for all […]

Market Expansion

(a) Enact a residential and commercial tax credit that augments current State and Federal support. The first 10 kW installed would receive a 50% tax credit capped at $3 per watt. Any system above 10 kW would be eligible for a 30% tax credit capped at $2 per watt. Decreasing the caps by 5% per […]