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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 extends annually the incentive programme for solar water heaters since 2010. The new regulations include a grant of 40 % of the investment costs (system and installation) up to a maximum of EUR 400. Since 2015, Regulator for Energy and Water Services (REWS) is responsible for administering the project

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Country / region

Malta

Name of programme

Solar Water Heaters

Type of incentive

Rebate

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.

 

Amount

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

http://www.mra.org.mt/Support%20Scheme.shtml

Requirements for installation

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

 

Finance provider Regulator for Energy and Water Services (REWS)
Total funds

n/a
Funding source

European Social Cohesion Funds
Effective date

16 February 2009

New conditions since February 2010

  and again 2016

Expiration date 31 December 2017 (extended on an annual basis)
Website

https://www.rews.org.mt/#/en/a/26-swh-national-2011-2017

Last review of this tabloid

October 2017
Contact
 
Regulator for Energy and Water Services - REWS
Millennia, 2nd Floor,
Aldo Moro Road
Marsa
MRS 9065
Malta
Phone: +356 2295 500
 

 

Effective Date: 
February 14, 2010
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