The Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO.nl administers since the beginning of 2016 a subsidy scheme for residential solar water heater systems as well as solar combi systems (hot water and space heating) with currently EUR 100 million EUR annually.
Country / region
Name of programme
Investerings Subsidie Duurzame Energie (ISDE)
Type of incentive
Solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass boilers and pellet stoves
Solar domestic hot water or combi systems (hot water and spcae heating), applications by private persons and small-scale businesses
Grant level for solar hot water systems depend on the performance according to the energy labelling directive.
List of eligible systems between 5 and 10 m² including the grant level are available online.
Not relevant, since subsidy depends on performance data
Requirements for system
Maximum size is a collector area of 200 m². Larger systems can apply for SDE+.
Systems should have all documents for the energy labelling directive. Subsidy is based on the Qnonsolar that is indicated on these documents.
Requirements for installation
Installed from a “qualified technician”
Ministry of Economic Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO.nl as the administrator of the programme
Annual allocated budget
Levy on electricity bills
1 January 2016
31 December 2020
Last review of this tabloid
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO.nl