Subsidy Programme in Malta will most Probably Start in 2013

The government of the Mediterranean Island of Malta extends annually the incentive programme for solar water heaters since 2010. The new regulations include a grant of 40 % of the investment costs (system and installation) up to a maximum of EUR 400. Since 2015, Regulator for Energy and Water Services (REWS) is responsible for administering the project.

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Country / regionMalta
Name of programmeSolar Water Heaters
Type of incentiveRebate
Eligible technologiesSolar water heaters, heat pumps
Applicable sectors

Families on Malta, which 

  • are entitled to energy benefits
  • have a low income
  • receive supplementary assistance
  • are first-time buyers of property with a value of up to EUR 120,000

On the Island of Gozo, all residential home owners are eligible for the rebate programme independent of their income. 

Amount2009: open to all domestic households – 66 % of the eligible costs (system and installation costs)

2010: limited to particular kinds of households – reduced to 40 % of the eligible costs

2014: 40 % of the eligible costs 

Maximum incentive 2009: maximum of EUR 460 per solar water heating system

2010: maximum of EUR 560 per solar water heating system

2014:maximum of EUR 400 per solar water heat system

Requirements for system Retailers must be registered with the Malta Resources Authority (MRA). List of registered retailers is available on

Requirements for installationSolar hot water systems shall be certified pursuant to MSA EN12975, MSA EN12976, Solar Keymark or an equivalent certification 
Finance providerRegulator for Energy and Water Services (REWS)
Total fundsn/a
Funding sourceEuropean Social Cohesion Funds
Effective date16 February 2009
New conditions since February 2010  and again 2016
Expiration date31 December 2017 (extended on an annual basis)

Last review of this tabloidDecember 2017

Regulator for Energy and Water Services – REWS
Millennia, 2nd Floor,
Aldo Moro Road
MRS 9065
Phone: +356 2295 500


Baerbel Epp

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