Incentives for Solar Energy
Country wide Incentives
The Dutch Government implemented from 2008-2010 the so called SDE incentive program (SDE = Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie). Within this program the Dutch government granted a subsidy for 15 years for each kWh produced by a solar energy installation. Next to the incentive the solar installation reduced the amount of electricity purchased from the grid.
The SDE for private households has been terminated in 2011. There will be no country wide incentive program for private person in 2011.
For companies and larger PV installation the so called SDE + is again made available in 2011. Next to this incentive, there are several tax benefits available for the installation of renewable energy which will reduce the payback period significantly and will make the application of solar energy interesting for companies.
Due to major price decreases in last two years the usage of PV energy has become interesting and you can count on short pay-back periods even without major incentive programs.
In case you have an approved SDE incentive from previous years but have not yet installed the PV installation, it has become even more interesting to look at installing the PV installation due to the above mentioned price decrease. If you are interested to proceed please do not hesitate to contact us advise or a quotation. .
Local Incentives (municipalities or province)
Despite the termination of the country wide SDE incentive, a lot of local municipalities or provinces have made financial resources available to support local initiatives for the application of solar energy. Additionally, several private initiatives have started to proceed with the application of decentralized energy production despite the lack of a country wide support. These initiatives further reduce the pay-back period of the PV installation. If you are interested about local programs please contact us.