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Croatia: Residential Investment Subsidies

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 1, 2013

On 3 December 2012, Croatia started another year of nationwide subsidies. The Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (EPEEF) grants households up to 40% of a solar water heater investment, up to a maximum of Croatian Kuna (HRK) 12,000 (EUR 1,580) per house or flat. (further information also in the news article).

This table was researched by Vladislava Adamenkova, a Czech student of International Business Studies in Vienna, Austria.

Country / region


Name of programme

Public tender for local and regional authorities to finance joint renewable energy projects in residential buildings

Type of incentive

Investment subsidies

Eligible technologies

Solar thermal systems for domestic hot water and space heating, wood boilers, heat pumps, off-grid PV systems, off-grid wind systems

Applicable sectors

Owners of residential buildings through cities and local governments

Focus on building projects for better energy efficiency, as well as on systems saving emissions at lower cost


Maximum of 12 000 HRK (EUR 1,580) per house/flat

Maximum incentive

40% of the investment; at least 10% must be contributed by the city/region

Requirements for system

No specific requirements stipulated

Requirements for installation

No specific requirements stipulated

Finance provider

Cities, municipalities and regions apply for funding at the National Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund and manage the programme themselves

Total funds


Funding source

Funding comes from big industrial polluters, motor vehicle registration or levy on the electricity bill of natural and legal persons

Effective date

December 2012

Expiration date

No date published yet


Last review of this tabloid

February 2013


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Effective Date: 
December 1, 2012