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Prosol: Successful grant and credit programme in Tunisia

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 29, 2008

The grant programme Prosol II started 2005 in Tunisia and increased the market volume of solar water heaters tenfold within some years. See also news at: http://www.solarthermalworld.org/node/166. The programme was just recently extended for another 5 years.

 

Country / region

Tunisia

 

Name of programme

Prosol II

 

Type of incentive

Grant or reimbursable credit

 

Eligible technologies

Solar water heaters

 

Applicable sectors

Residential / commercial

 

Amount

Residential:
up to TND 200 for SWH with 200 litres and up to TND 400 for SWH with 300 litres plus a credit reimbursable in five years

 

Commercial:
grant covering 50 % of the cost of the conception (up to TND 5,000) and a national grant covering 20 % of the investment cost of the system (up to 50 TND/m2) and an international grant covering 20 % of the investment cost of the system

(TND = Tunisian Dollar = Dinar)

Requirements for system

eligible system suppliers

 

Requirements for installation

eligible installers

 

Finance provider

Société Tunisienne d’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG),
www.steg.com.tn

 

Total funds

TND 220 million
(TND = Tunisian Dollar = Dinar)

 

Funding source

Public funds

 

Effective date

2005

 

Expiration date

extended to 2016
Website

http://www.anme.nat.tn/anme1/wd1/category/prosol/
Last review of this tabloid

February 2013
Contact

Mr. Imed Landoulsi,
Agence nationale pour la maîtrise de l'énergie (Anme),
phone +216 71 787 700
Fax: + 216 71 784 624
e-mail: I-landoulsi@anme.nat.tn.

 

Effective Date: 
January 1, 2005
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