Tax Credits for Construction Companies

Chile’s tax rebate scheme law 20365 for the housing industry ended on 31 December 2013. After the election the new government promised to reactivate the tax credits at the beginning of 2015, it took until February 2016 to relaunch the tax credit scheme (Law 20.897) 

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Country / region  Chile
Name of programme Providing tax relief for solar thermal systems
Type of incentive Tax rebate
Eligible technologies Solar water heating systems
Applicable sectors Construction companies and housing developers
Target group Newly constructed residential buildings for low-income families 
Maximum of tax rebate Property value less than UDF 2,000: 100% deduction
Property value less than UDF 3,000: Linear decrement between 100 % and 0% 
Property value more than UDF 3,000: 0% deduction
Requirements for system Solar thermal system must be capable to generate at least an average 30 % of the annual demand for hot water
Special Requirements The construction company is required to submit to the municipality the model and serial number of the collectors and tanks, as well as a written confirmation about their design allowing for the minimum solar share stipulated in the law

Effective date 2010, relaunched February 2016
Expiration date End of 2020

Last review of this tabloid September 2018

Comisión Nacional de Energía
National Energy Commission

Ruben Bustos Muñoz


Baerbel Epp

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