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Prosol: Successful grant and credit programme in Tunisia

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 29, 2008

The grant programme Prosol II started 2005 in Tunisia and increased the market volume of solar water heaters tenfold within some years. See also news at: The programme was just recently extended for another 5 years.


Country / region



Name of programme

Prosol II


Type of incentive

Grant or reimbursable credit


Eligible technologies

Solar water heaters


Applicable sectors

Residential / commercial



up to TND 200 for SWH with 200 litres and up to TND 400 for SWH with 300 litres plus a credit reimbursable in five years


grant covering 50 % of the cost of the conception (up to TND 5,000) and a national grant covering 20 % of the investment cost of the system (up to 50 TND/m2) and an international grant covering 20 % of the investment cost of the system

(TND = Tunisian Dollar = Dinar)

Requirements for system

eligible system suppliers


Requirements for installation

eligible installers


Finance provider

Société Tunisienne d’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG),


Total funds

TND 220 million
(TND = Tunisian Dollar = Dinar)


Funding source

Public funds


Effective date



Expiration date

extended to 2016
Last review of this tabloid

February 2013

Mr. Imed Landoulsi,
Agence nationale pour la maîtrise de l'énergie (Anme),
phone +216 71 787 700
Fax: + 216 71 784 624


Effective Date: 
January 1, 2005