Launched in 2005, the PROSOL II programme offers incentives to those purchasing solar water heaters from certified suppliers and having them installed by certified installers. The incentive system comprises:
- A subsidy, of TND 200 for a solar water heater with 200L capacity, or of TND 400 for a solar water heater with capacity of 300L or more;
- A credit payable within five years, and that can be paid back through bill payments to the Tunisian electricity and gas company (STEG), between TND 550 and 1150.
The total amount, credit plus subsidy, cannot exceed the installed system costs (before taxes). At the end of 2008, 80 000 m2 of solar captors for water heating had been installed, and a network of 30 suppliers and 733 installation and service professionals created.
The programme aims to install 390 000 m2 of solar collectors in the residential and small business sectors by 2011.
- Strategic planning
- Fiscal/financial incentives
- Heating and Cooling
- Solar thermal
- IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database