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Subsidy Programme in Malta will most Probably Start in 2013

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 29, 2010

The government of the Mediterranean Island of Malta has extended again the incentive programme up to the end of December 2014. The new regulations include a grant of 40 % of the investment costs (system and installation) up to a maximum of EUR 400.


Country / region


Name of programme

Solar Water Heaters (2010 Scheme)

Type of incentive


Eligible technologies

Solar Water Heaters

Applicable sectors

Families on Malta, which 

  • are entitled to energy benefits
  • have a low income
  • receive supplementary assistance
  • are first-time buyers of property with a value of up to EUR 120,000

On the Island of Gozo, all residential home owners are eligible for the rebate programme independent of their income.



2009: open to all domestic households - 66 % of the eligible costs (system and installation costs)

2010: limited to particular kinds of households - reduced to 40 % of the eligible costs

2014: 40 % of the eligible costs 

Maximum incentive


2009: maximum of EUR 460 per system

2010: maximum of EUR 560 per system

2014:maximum of EUR 400 per system

Requirements for system


Retailers must be registered with the Malta Resources Authority (MRA). List of registered retailers is available on

Requirements for installation

Solar hot water systems shall be certified pursuant to MSA EN12975, MSA EN12976, Solar Keymark or an equivalent certification


Finance provider

Malta Resources Authority (MRA)


Total funds

EUR 4.2 million over a period of three years (2010 to 2012)

2,500 systems per year


Funding source

European Social Cohesion Funds
Effective date

16 February 2009

New conditions since February 2010


Expiration date

31 December 2014




Last review of this tabloid

January 2014


Malta Resources Authority (MRA)

2nd Floor
Aldo Moro Road
Marsa, Malta 
Phone:  +356 2295 5143 



Effective Date: 
February 14, 2010