In January 2015, the Norwegian energy agency ENOVA improved the national subsidy scheme that grants energy efficiency technologies as well as renewable energies in the residential sector since 2008. Since 2015 the applicant has a legal right for the funding“ if the household fulfills all eligible criteria”. This is called “rettighetsbasert” in Norwegian, which could be translated to „rights-based“. Households enjoy a financial support of 25 % of the documented total expenses (including VAT). For a solar heating system a maximum refund of NOK 10,000 can be given, plus NOK 200 NOK/m² up to 25 m² collector area.
Country / region
Name of programme
“Enovatilskuddet” (Enova grants)
Type of incentive
Rettighetsbaser Grants (rettighetsbaser could be translated as rights-based) and means that the household has a legal right for the subsided)
Solar water heaters, pellet boilers, heat pumps, balanced ventilation, (hydronic) floor heating, wood stove with water mantle, heat recovery from grey water, renewable electric power production, advanced temperature control systems;
Residential, private house owners
25% of the documented total expenses (including VAT) can be refunded. For a solar heating system (components and installation) a maximum refund of NOK 10 000.- can be given, plus NOK 200.- per square meter collector area up to 25 m².
Requirements for system
Requirements for installation
Enova SF – public enterprise owned by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
The programme is financed via a budget allocated from the Energy Fund. This funds must be used in an as cost-effective way as possible in order to achieve the goals that the authority sets for the programme. The Energy Fund is financed via a small additional levy on the electricity bills.
In addition, the Energy Fund has been allocated the revenues from the Green Fund for Climate, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Measures. The Green Fund’s capital this year is NOK 35 Billion for all programme of ENOVA not just energy efficiency and renewable energies, however, further funds will be added in the course of next years. NOK 5 Billion will be added in 2014 and 2015.
Since August 2008, improvements introduced January 2015
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