The Netherlands government supports the expansion of solar thermal resources. The Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) programme for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands supports sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies since 1997. Entrepreneurs who invest in renewable energy can deduct 41.5% of the investment costs of the renewable energy application from their total taxes.
Country / region
Name of programme
Energy Investment Allowance (EIA)
Type of incentive
Tax credit for entrepreneurs
All kind of sustainable energy and other, e.g., energy-efficient technologies. A list of eligible technologies is published every year, on website http://www.agentschapnl.nl/programmas-regelingen/publicaties-eia
Income or corporate tax deduction of 41.5 % of investment costs
The maximum incentive depends on the system’s size, therefore differing from applicant to applicant
In order to be eligible for EIA support the costs of a corporate asset must be at least € 450, and the total amount of the energy investments per calendar year must be at least € 2,300.
Requirements for system
Companies applying for EIA must be in possession of a valid environmental permit.
Requirements for installation
Application form to be sent within three month after purchase was made
Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (EZ) and The Belastingdienst (Dutch tax authorities)
EUR 151 million for all technologies
No expiration date
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EIA helpdesk at NL Agency in Zwolle
Postbus 10073, 8000 GB Zwolle