Andalusia: Sustainable Construction Incentive Programme

The Andalusia government has finally approved and enacted the Sustainable Construction programme to promote energy efficiency and solar thermal to start in May 2017. The highest solar thermal incentive is paid for social housing projects (85 % of investment costs) and municipal buildings (80 %). Residential buildings and other kinds of public structures are eligible for 30 % of the investment in an solar water heater system.
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Name of programme

Línea de Incentivos de Construcción sostenebile (Sustainable Construction Incentive Programme)

Type of incentive

Investment subsidy specially designed for large-scale solar thermal systems

Eligible technologies

38 energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in buildings including solar thermal

Applicable sectors


Private, residential and commercial buildings of micro and medium-size enterprises as well as social housing projects and municipal buildings


85% of the system cost for social housing, 80% for municipal buildings, 30% for residential buildings..

Maximum incentive

See “Amount” for maximum incentive level

Requirements for system

Solar thermal systems are generally eligible, except compact, prebuilt residential solar water heaters mostly thermosiphon systems. Those certified under the standard EN 12976 are not beneficiaries. Prebuilt Systems are only accepted for social housing projects.

Requirements for installation

Collector surface has to be over 25 m2 for residential and commercial residential buildings. This requirement does not apply to social housings because small prebuilt systems are eligible in this segment.

Finance provider

Agencia Andaluza de la Energía

Total funds

EUR 164.7 million for the period 2017 to 2020

Funding source

European ERDF und Andalusian Government

Effective date

15 May 2017

Expiration date

Until exhaustion of funds


Last review of this tabloid

June 2017


Agencia Andaluza de la Energía
C/ Isaac Newton, 6
Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Sevilla.
Phone: 0034/954/786335


Baerbel Epp

Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of