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Grants and subsidy programs for solar systemsAnyone who plays with the idea of retroactively installing solar collectors on their roof, or considers them in a new building, can count on financial support from the state, the respective state, and in some cases also the local authorities.
In the meantime, there are so many different support programs that it is no longer so easy for the layman to find his way and to find the perfect support program for the respective project.
For this reason, it is highly recommended to seek professional help. On the one hand, this can consist of energy advice. The professionals who offer such a service are not only familiar with the matter and can recommend the corresponding equipment, but are also firm in terms of funding programs.
In addition, the house bank can continue to help, because ultimately funding programs have to be applied for by the KfW or Bafa anyway. In addition, there are also a number of websites on the Internet, where you can get specific information as well as background information on the individual funding programs. But they never replace the conversation with a specialist.
Fundamentals of funding and subsidy programs for solar systems
As a matter of principle, only those buildings whose energy standard exceeds the respective valid ones will be financially supported. The energy standard is not a fixed size, but is repeatedly increased by the energy saving regulation.
For this reason, it is also conceivable
that a building, which two, three years ago
was funded, today would get no more funding. As mentioned above, there are funding programs from the state, from the country and from the municipalities, which can usually be combined with each other. But this alone makes it clear that discussions with experts in this area are very important.
State funding and subsidy programs for solar systems
The state's most important development programs include the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa). However, both institutions promote different aspects, because KfW supports energy-efficient house building with their programs, while at Bafa, heat is generated by renewable energies.
At this point, however, it is crucial to know that Bafa stopped the promotion of renewable energy heaters on May 3, 2010. The KfW programs are not affected by this. Both institutions offer support programs for the new building as well as for the old building renovation.
At KfW, these are primarily subsidies for thermal insulation, the replacement of heating systems and the replacement of windows, doors and ventilation systems. KfW will only subsidize heating systems with regenerative energies if they are completely refurbished.
Bafa, on the other hand, subsidizes heat recovery systems with solar collectors, heat pumps, wood heating systems and particularly efficient air conditioning systems. The nature of the subsidies vary, but usually consist of a low-interest loan, which is redemption-free in the first years.