Prosol: Successful grant and credit programme in Tunisia

The grant programme Prosol II started 2005 in Tunisia and increased the market volume of solar water heaters tenfold within some years. Then in 2009 Prosol was opened for hotels, hamams (Turkish baths), academic houses and hospitals and in 2013 Prosol Industry was started. In 2017 the programme was extended until 2020.

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Country / region


Name of programme

Prosol II 

Type of incentive

Grant or reimbursable credit  

Eligible technologies

Solar water heaters  

Applicable sectors

Residential / commercial 


Residential buildings:
up to TND 200 for SWH with 200 litres and up to TND 400 for SWH with 300 litres .The rest of SWH investment will be divided into a credit grant (that will be paid through the electricity bill) and a contribution of the costumer. 

Commercial buildings:
grant covering 70 % of the cost of the conception (up to TND 30,000) and a national grant covering 30 % of the investment cost of the system (up to 250 TND/m2) 
(TND = Tunisian Dollar = Dinar)

Requirements for system

eligible system suppliers 

Requirements for installation

eligible installers 

Finance provider

Société Tunisienne d’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG),

Total funds

TND 220 million
(TND = Tunisian Dollar = Dinar) 

Funding source

Public funds 

Effective date


Expiration date

extended to 2020


Last review of this tabloid

October 2017


Abdelkader Baccouche

Solar Deputy Director

Agence nationale pour la maîtrise de l’énergie (Anme)

Tunis, Tunisia


Baerbel Epp

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