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Prosument: Long-term support scheme for renewable technologies in Poland

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 6, 2015
The new national incentive programme Prosument (2014 to 2022) is a lot less attractive for solar thermal technology. Solar water heaters are only accepted in combination with an electric source, e.g., heat pump + PV or solar thermal collector + PV. The programme was first introduced as a two-year interim programme, but has then been turned into a nine-year scheme running until 2022. Polish Zloty (PLN) 800 million (EZR 187 million) is available in funding, although they will not be allocated to the six eligible technologies.




Name of programme

Prosument – Financial Scheme for Micro-Renewable installations

Type of incentive

Grant and Loan

Eligible technologies

Heat pumps, photovoltaics, small wind turbines and micro CHP, solar thermal collectors, biomass boilers

Focus is on renewable sources of electricity. Heat sources are accepted only if together with electric sources (eg: heat pump + PV, solar thermal collector + PV, etc)

Applicable sectors

Residential and multi-family houses


Grant up to 20 % of the investment costs for renewable heat sources including solar water heaters and 40 % for renewable electricity systems. Additional there is a low-interest loan with 1 % available.

Maximum support

Maximum eligible costs for a residential house with one renewable energy source is 100 000 PLN (with more than one: 150 000 PLN)

Maximum unit cost per kW:

  • solar thermal: 3,500 PLN/kW
  • for PV 8,000 PLN/Kw


Loan of up to 80 % of the eligible costs that are not granted

Requirements for system

Solar collectors must have certificate PN-EN 12975-2 or Solar Keymark

Finance provider

Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) through local communities, regional funds and commercial banks

Total funds

Budget of Polish Zloty (PLN) 800 million for 2014 to 2022, no part of the budget allocated for solar thermal.

Funding source

Public money in 2014 to 2016, additional EU funding starting in 2016

Effective date

June 2014

Expiration date

Expiring year is 2022, rules might change when EU funding will start in 2016


Details on the rebate:

Effective Date: 
June 1, 2014