Political and economic framework
Existence of RES support scheme
There are still too many administrative burdens and measures, such as RES-specific grid access fees, that effectively discourage investments in RES installations beyond 30 kW. As a consequence, this also increases the cost of capital. As of 30.06.2012, the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) abolished fixed preferential feed-in tariffs, making investments in large-scale RES unattractive. New solar PV installations (rooftop and façade) with a maximum capacity of 30 kW, as well as biomass (wood) installations with a maximum capacity of 5 MW, are the only new RES installations that are still eligible to receive fixed preferential feed-in tariffs if connected to the grid.
This online database provides information on barriers and best practices for wind onshore, wind offshore, PV rooftop and PV ground-mounted technologies.
For Unfavourable investment climate for large RES-E plants