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Subsidy Programme for Solar Water Heating Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 3, 2010

The new rebate and loan scheme in Poland started at the end of August 2010 and is run by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW). Residential home owners and multi-family houses can apply for a rebate of 45 % of the investment costs for a solar hot water system (see also news Residential Support Programme to finally start). In July 2012 the total budget of the programme increased from PLN 300 million to PLN 450 million.




Name of programme

Subsidy programme for the purchase and installation of solar equipment

Type of incentive

Rebate and Loan

Eligible technologies

Solar water heaters only.

Since January 2011 systems for space heating and hot water production are also eligible.

Applicable sectors

Residential and multi-family houses


Rebate up to 45 % of the investment costs

Maximum support

Rebate up to a maximum of 2,500 PLN/m2 (625 EUR/m2)


Loan of up to 55 % of the investment costs

Requirements for system

Solar collectors must have certificate PN-EN 12975-2 or Solar Keymark

Finance provider

Six commercial banks

Total funds

PLN 450 million between 2010 and 2014

Funding source

Public money

Effective date

End of August 2010

Expiration date

End of 2014


Details on the rebate:

Details on the loan can be found on the websites of the six associated banks

Last review of this tabloid

November 2012

NFOŚiGW – Department of Communication and Strategy


Effective Date: 
August 31, 2010