In spring 2017 the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund launched the subsidy scheme Demo Projects Solar House 2017 (in German: Demoprojekte Solarhaus 2017), the fourth issue of an incentive programme for private builders. The stated aim is to gain practical experience with buildings in which at least 70 % of the heat is supplied by solar thermal energy. The programme offers annual tenders which must be submitted to Kommunalkredit Public Consulting by September of the same year.
Country / region
Name of programme
Type of incentive
Solar thermal combi systems
The technologies subsidised to complement the solar thermal system are wood heaters and heat pumps.
Residential buildings accommodating one or two families
The programme includes new and existing homes, as well as retrofit projects.
The funding rate is capped at 50 % of the environmentally relevant additional investment costs and is calculated based on the building’s heat demand.
The funding for each individual project (solar system and auxiliary heating) is limited to a total of EUR 12,000. The funding for projects that are selected for the accompanying research is limited to a total of EUR 17,000.
Requirements for system
Eligible for grants are innovative solar thermal systems that achieve a solar fraction of at least 70 % of the total heat demand of residential buildings accommodating one or two families.
Gas or oil boilers are not permitted as auxiliary heat sources.
Requirements for installation
The calculations to provide proof of heat demand and solar fraction must come from passive house planning tool Passive House Planning Package.
Austrian Climate and Energy Fund
Total budget for 2017: EUR 300,000
25 April 2017
Annual tenders, last submission date 22 September 2017
https://www.klimafonds.gv.at/ausschreibungen (in German)
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