Zero-interest loans programme for solar collectors and other retrofit measures

Since April 2017 house and apartment owners in Hungary can apply for zero-interest loans over up to 20 years for improving building efficiency and installing renewable energy systems.  An article from 28 April on stated that as many as 20,000 homeowners would profit from the credit line over the next years. 
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Names of programs

Loan scheme of Hungarian Development Bank (MFB)

Type of incentive

Interest-free loans

Eligible technologies

Solar thermal systems, heat pumps, biomass boilers, photovoltaics, increased insulation, windows and lighting system

Applicable sectors

Residential sector (house and apartment owners) and homeowners association


Interest-free loans to be repaid over up to 20 years (10 % own capital)

Maximum incentive

Loan covering total investment costs

Require-ments for system


Finance provider

Hungarian Development Bank (MFB)

Total funds

HUF 115 billion (EUR 370 million) until 2020

Funding sources

European Structural and Investment funds (ESI)

Effective date

24 April 2017

Expiration date

31 December 2022


Last review of this tabloid

June 2017


Hungarian Development Bank (MFB)
1051 Budapest
Phone: 0036 1 428 1400
Email for general requiries:
Questions regarding the credit scheme can be posted via:


Baerbel Epp

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