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Bonus for a solar water heater

The City of Brussels gives its inhabitants (postal codes: 1000, 1020, 1120, 1130 Brussels) a bonus for a solar water heater.

It is possible to reduce the amount of the energy bill by reducing dependence on fossil fuels (fuel oil, gas) and by using alternative energy sources. Even with our climate, a solar water heater makes it possible to provide 60% of the energy required for the production of hot sanitary water in a home for free. In addition, there is a direct environmental benefit with such an installation through a reduction in atmospheric pollution and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The City of Brussels grants a premium for the purchase and placement of a solar water heater in homes located on its territory, with a corresponding minimum surface area of ​​2 m2 optical surface area of ​​thermal solar panels.

Amount of the bonus?

The amount of the municipal bonus is set at 50% of the bonus awarded by Brussels Environment (with a maximum of 2,000 euros).

In the case of the construction, renovation or modification of different homes (apartment building, whole of single-family homes,...) by the same principal, the amount of the premium is equivalent to as many individual premiums as there are homes, with a maximum of 3 individual premiums.

The bonus is increased by 10% for works carried out by social economy companies, tailor-made companies or social integration companies.

The bonus is increased by 20% for the installations carried out in a building intended for rental (the owner is not domiciled in the building).

A single premium is awarded per property and per 5-year period.

The intervention of the municipality may not be more than 100% of the investment.

Regulation

Technical conditions to be observed:

An installation of less than 50 kWh must be installed by an installer certified by RESCERT, the sensors must have the 'Solar Keymark' quality mark and the hot water tank must be of energy class A.

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form and send it to the Eco Advice Unit. This has to be done within 3 months of the granting of the premium by Brussels Environment​.

The regulation and form are only available in Dutch and French.