Subsidy tap of 13 billion euros has been opened

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With the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition (SDE++), the government stimulates sustainable energy production and CO2 reduction. No less than 13 billion euros are available this year.

One of the CO2-reducing techniques for which the subsidy is intended are solar panels. Farmers with a large roof area are eligible for a subsidy guaranteed for fifteen years. RVO calculates how much CO2 emissions are avoided when using solar panels. Through the SDE + + subsidy receives an entrepreneur with solar panels then a fixed amount per kilowatt hour (kWh) solar energy generated. For fifteen years.

That means an interesting extra source of income for a farmer, beyond the whims of the agricultural sector. 'An extra leg under my business,' as agricultural entrepreneur Teus de Jong says. He has more than three thousand solar panels on the roofs of his stables

An entrepreneur with solar panels: (1) saves money because he generates his own power; (2) receives compensation for the power he does not use himself and sends to the grid; (3) receives fifteen-year subsidy per kWh generated. On the website of solar panel specialist Zonnepanelen op het dak you a number of calculation examples of costs and benefits.



Applying for a grant is free. The entrepreneur is not tied to anything. Even if an entrepreneur is awarded a subsidy, he has two to three years, depending on the size, to install a solar panel system. Only then does the right to the subsidy expire.

In order to receive a subsidy, a large consumer connection is required. This is a connection larger than 3 x 80 ampere. Entrepreneurs with a small consumer connection can apply for subsidy, but when installing the solar panels the connection must be upgraded to a large consumer connection.


Apply for subsidy

Grant applications can be made from June 28 through October 6, 2022. It does matter when and how much grant you apply for. The earlier the application arrives and the lower the grant amount, the better chance the application has.

Solar panels on the roof helps agricultural entrepreneurs and applies for the SDE++ subsidy for them free of charge. In doing so, they take the entire process off the farmer's hands. Director Theo Hartgers: 'We have already successfully applied for subsidy for hundreds of Dutch agricultural entrepreneurs.'

Want to know more about SDE++ subsidy? Click here.
Contact us to apply for a free grant? To do so, click here.


Source: newharvest - This article was created by our knowledge partner Solar Panels on the Roof