Our information on funding sources is constantly being revised as new grants and loans are announced. If you know of a program not listed here, or of changes or corrections to our current listings, please let us know with an Send E-Mail

Funding for Solar Energy

The Act on Granting Priority to Renewable Energy Sources (EEG) was passed in the lower house of the German Parliament (Bundestag) on Feb. 25, 2000. It regulates the purchasing and compensation of energy which has been produced exclusively from renewable sources. This is controlled via power companies which operate grids for general electricity usage.

Compensation Rates at a glance:

  • Wind power between 5,5 ct/kWh and 8,7 ct/kWh
  • Electricity from photovoltaic systems (including existing systems): min. 45,7 ct/kWh
  • Hydroelectricity between 3,7 ct/kWh and 7,67 ct/kWh
  • Electricity from biomass between 8,4 ct/kWh and 11,5 ct/kWh
  • Geothermal power between 7,16 ct/kWh and 15 ct/kWh

For your information we offer the complete Text as well as the Explanatory Memorandum of the government coalition of SPD and Bündnis90/the Green Party.

European Union

Project Management Organization for Biology, Energy, and the Environment
Herr Degenhard Peisker
D-52425 Jülich
Tel.: 02461 - 61 32 66
Fax: 02461 - 61 28 80
Send E-Mail or
Send E-Mail

National contact in Germany for EU-Programs for non-nuclear power (JOULE, THERMIE, SAVE, ALTENER)

Send E-Mail

JOULE-RES Helpline

Rue Montoyer 75
B-1050 Brüssel
Tel.: 0032 - 2 - 2 99 36 08
Fax: 0032 - 2 - 2 96 68 82
Send E-Mail

Help line for the European Commission

Send E-Mail

The Community Research and Development InformationService has all the forms necessary for grant proposals