Current storage system funding programmes
All the information in brief
Germany

Name of programme:
Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge [Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles]

What does it fund?
The goal is to accelerate the construction of charging stations at appealing everyday destinations: supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and municipal facilities such as swimming pools. The funding amounts to EUR 300 million and covers up to 80 percent of the investment costs. It is based on the new “Ladeinfrastruktur vor Ort” (“On-Site Charging Infrastructure”) funding guideline issued by the BMVI. This small-scale (“de minimis”) funding will be allocated to applications in the order in which they are received (first come, first served approach).

  • The funding will be granted as de minimis assistance.
  • Funding is offered for the purchase of standard charging infrastructure (AC and DC, 11 kW to 22 kW), to cover up to 80% of the total costs, max. EUR 4,000 per charging point (including connection to low voltage, incl. installation and assembly costs amounting to 80% of the total costs, max. EUR 10,000 funding per site).
  • Funding is offered for the purchase of rapid charging infrastructure (DC) up to a maximum of 50 kW, to cover up to 80% of the total costs, max. EUR 16,000 per charging point (including connection to medium voltage amounting to 80% of the total costs, max. EUR 100,000 funding per site).
  • Funding is also available for pairing with buffer storage (maximum funding amount corresponds to the grid connection in question, see no. 6.2.5 in the funding guideline).
  • If the charging point is not fully accessible, the amount of funding is reduced by 50%.
  • The charging points receiving funding need to provide contract-based charging, roaming and ad-hoc charging.
  • Mandatory green electricity charge The charging infrastructure must be implemented by 31 December 2022

Who can receive funding?
Only SMEs (including municipal enterprises) as defined by the EU which have not exceeded the total funding amount of EUR 200,000 within the current calendar year and the two years prior.

How much funding is available?
Up to 80% of total expenditure, a maximum of EUR 100,000 in the event of connection to the medium-voltage grid

What are the requirements?
For information about the requirements, see the following document:
Förderrichtlinie „Öffentlich zugängliche Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge in Deutschland“

Duration of programme:
Ongoing, likely until 31 December 2021

Exceptions/other/comments:
-

Further information


Name of programme:
Erneuerbare Energien – Standard [Renewable energies – standard]

Aim/purpose of funding:

  • Constructing, expanding and purchasing facilities for the use of renewable energies, such as battery storage systems, including the associated costs for planning, project development and installation. The facilities need to meet statutory requirements for the development of renewable energies.
  • Increasing the flexibility of electricity supply and demand, digitalising the energy transition with the goal of integrating renewable energies into the energy system in a manner that is compatible with this system, such as energy storage systems (power-to-x technologies), load management, measurement and control systems, whether as a stand-alone step or retrofit

Type of funding:
Loan with repayment bonus

Who can receive funding?

  • Domestic and overseas private and public companies, regardless of size
  • Cooperatives, foundations and associations
  • Freelancers
  • Farmers
  • Municipalities, municipal public authorities and municipalities’ dependent enterprises

Funding conditions, amount of funding:
Up to EUR 50 million per project Up to 100% of your investment costs 100% payment Withdrawable within 12 months of confirmation, either in a single sum or in partial payments Commitment fee of 0.15% per month, starting 6 months and 2 working days after confirmation

Duration of programme, budget:
No time limit at present

Further information


Name of programme:
Bundesförderung für Energieeffizienz in der Wirtschaft [Federal funding for energy efficiency in the economy]

Aim/purpose of funding:
Measures that substantially increase electricity or heating efficiency, thereby contributing to the reduction of energy consumption. In module 3, KfW or BAFA will fund the construction or usage of an energy management system.

Type of funding:
Loan with repayment bonus (KfW) or investment subsidy (BAFA)

Who can receive funding?

  • Domestic and overseas commercial enterprises and contractors
  • Municipal enterprises
  • Freelancers


Farmers are not eligible to receive funding for module 3 (energy management systems).

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • Training costs are included
  • The investment must be operational for a minimum of 3 years.

Loan

  • Up to EUR 25 million per project
  • Up to 100% of the investment costs eligible for funding.
  • Duration of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 20 years

Investment subsidy

  • The maximum funding amount is EUR 10 million per investment project, with a funding rate of up to 40 percent of the investment costs eligible for funding

Duration of programme, budget:
No time limit at present

Further information: KfW

Further information: BAFA

Name of programme:
Netzdienliche Photovoltaik-Batteriespeicher [Grid-assisted photovoltaic battery storage systems]

What does it fund?

With the “Netzdienliche Photovoltaik-Batteriespeicher” funding programme we are aiming to create incentives for the construction of additional photovoltaic installations (PV installations) and reduce loads on distribution grids. The relaunch of the funding programme is part of a package of measures focused on the future of Baden-Württemberg and helping it emerge “stronger from the crisis”. This aims to cushion the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and get the regional economy back on track.

We fund investment in stationary, grid-assisted battery storage systems in combination with new photovoltaic installations connected to the distribution grid.

The funding is available both for “domestic storage systems” in combination with a photovoltaic installation with up to 30 kilowatt peak (kWp) power, and “commercial storage systems” in combination with a photovoltaic installation with more than 30 kilowatt peak power.

The number of battery storage systems eligible for funding is limited to one system per photovoltaic installation. Only stationary battery storage systems in Baden-Württemberg will be funded. They must operate appropriately for at least five years. The photovoltaic installation to be operated together with the battery storage system must also be constructed in Baden-Württemberg.

Who does it fund?

  • Natural persons
  • Business partnerships with legal capacity
  • Legal persons under private law
  • Legal persons under public law (in particular local authorities, municipal associations, special-purpose associations, other entities and institutions under public law) and farmers who feed in the power generated by a photovoltaic installation or a part of this.


What do we fund?

We fund investment in a stationary, grid-assisted battery storage system in combination with a new photovoltaic installation connected to the distribution grid.

The funding is available both for “domestic storage systems” in combination with a photovoltaic installation with up to 30 kilowatt peak (kWp) power, and “commercial storage systems” in combination with a photovoltaic installation with more than 30 kilowatt peak power.

The number of battery storage systems eligible for funding is limited to one system per photovoltaic installation. Only stationary battery storage systems in Baden-Württemberg will be funded. They must operate appropriately for at least five years. The photovoltaic installation to be operated together with the battery storage system must also be constructed in Baden-Württemberg.

How does our funding work?

The funding is granted as an investment subsidy for each battery storage system in euros per kilowatt hour (kWh) of usable battery storage system capacity; however, it is limited to a maximum of 30% of the net investment costs for the battery storage system. Any investment in a photovoltaic installation is not taken into account here.

How much funding is available?

Storage system with photovoltaic installation with up to 30 kilowatt peak

EUR 200 per kilowatt hour

Only battery storage systems with a storage capacity of at least two kilowatt hours will be funded. This means a minimum subsidy amount of EUR 400. If the storage system has a storage capacity larger than two kilowatt hours, the subsidy is correspondingly higher.

Storage system with photovoltaic installation with more than 30 kilowatt peak

EUR 300 per kilowatt hour

If the installed capacity of the new photovoltaic installation is more than 30 kilowatt peak, a subsidy of EUR 300 per kilowatt hour of storage capacity of the battery storage system is granted. The maximum amount of funding is EUR 45,000, which corresponds to a storage capacity of 150 kilowatt hours.

Bonus

  • Electromobility: An additional one-off bonus of EUR 500 will be granted for a grid-assisted/load-management-enabled e-vehicle charging point.
  • Photovoltaic installations over 100 kilowatt peak: We provide one-off funding of EUR 2,500 for project planning services for photovoltaic installations with over 100 kilowatt peak of installed capacity.
  • The bonuses are granted on top of the maximum funding amount.


What are the requirements?

Minimum installation ratio

The funding is only granted up to the level at which the ratio between the size of the photovoltaic installation and the usable storage capacity is at least 1.2 kilowatt peak in the photovoltaic installation to be constructed, for each kilowatt hour of the battery storage system. Any storage capacity exceeding this ratio is not eligible for funding.

If a funded project involving the installation of a photovoltaic installation and a storage system additionally includes the installation of a new load-management-enabled e-vehicle charging point and/or a new heat pump, there is an exemption from the minimum installation ratio requirement. In this case the requirement for funding of the battery storage system is that for each funded kilowatt hour of battery storage system capacity, at least 0.5 kilowatt peak of photovoltaic capacity is installed.

Technical requirements

1. The maximum power output of the photovoltaic installation at the grid connection point is 50% of the installed capacity of the photovoltaic installation in photovoltaic installations with up to 25 kilowatt peak power. The obligation to limit power continues throughout the lifespan of the photovoltaic installation, but at least for 20 years, and extends to cover any further operation of the photovoltaic installation after decommissioning of the storage system. The grid operator must have the option of checking the power limit at their own expense.

If photovoltaic installations < 25 kilowatt peak are equipped with facilities that meet the obligation described in paragraph 9, section 2, clause 1, number 2 of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) (remotely operated reduction of the feed-in power in the case of grid overload by the grid operator), the active power limitation of this administrative regulation accounts for 50% of the installed capacity in photovoltaic installations < 25 kilowatt peak.

2. The inverters of systems funded within the scope of this announcement have:
a) a suitable electronic and open interface for remote parameterisation which allows for readjustment, where required, of the characteristics for active and reactive power depending on the grid parameters of voltage and frequency; and
b) a suitable electronic and open interface for remote operation.
Intervention in the system of the installation operator via these interfaces requires their consent.

3. The funded facilities must comply with the application rules and grid connection guidelines for battery storage systems valid at the time of commissioning. These include the VDE-AR-N 4105 (“Power Generating Plants in the Low Voltage Grid”) with the additions and guidelines of the VDE FNN relating to storage systems, especially the FNN guideline “Connection and operation of energy storage units on the low-voltage network”.

4. The electronic interfaces of the battery management system and the protocols used must be made accessible for the purpose of compatibility with replacement batteries of the same or different manufacturers.

5. There is a fair value replacement guarantee for the batteries in the battery storage system for a period of 10 years. Within this context, the fair value of the batteries is replaced in the case of a fault in the batteries. The fair value is calculated based on an annual depreciation assumed to be linear over the 10-year period beginning with the date of commissioning. The fair value replacement guarantee must be issued by the seller of the battery system to the buyer, or ensured by means of a suitable insurance solution whose cost is borne by the seller. More extensive guarantee policies may be provided by the intermediary or manufacturer.

6. The safe operation of the battery storage system and the battery must be ensured through compliance with the relevant standards. Safe, professional commissioning must be confirmed and certified by a suitable specialist. It is furthermore recommended that the applicant checks implications relating to insurance law.

7. A forecast-based battery management system in line with number 3.1.6 of the funding programme’s administrative regulations is a mandatory funding requirement for projects with photovoltaic installations with an installed capacity up to 10 kilowatt peak.

Duration of programme:
Ongoing.

Exceptions/other/comments:
-

Further information

Name of programme:
PV-Speicher-Programm (PV storage system programme), part of the 10.000 Häuser (10,000 houses) programme

Aim/purpose of funding:
Funding of battery storage systems combined with a photovoltaic installation

What battery storage systems are funded?
The programme funds the installation of a new battery storage system combined with new or additional PV installations with capacities ranging from 3 to 30 kWh.

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • The basic funding is EUR 500 for each battery storage system with a usable capacity of at least 3.0 kWh.
  • EUR 100 is awarded for each full 1.0 kWh above this (up to a total of 30.0 kWh). The maximum funding amount is EUR 3,200.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations (optional) are awarded EUR 200.
  • The funding awarded depends on the capacity of the new battery storage system or the PV output. The funding amount is based on whichever is the lower value.

Duration of programme, budget:
ongoing

Special features/other/observations:

  • To receive the PV storage system bonus, the applicant must submit an electronic application on the online platform www.energiebonus.bayern.de.
  • The measures must be completed within nine months of receiving confirmation of receipt for the electronic application.

Further information

Name of programme:
Förderprogramm Stromspeicher Berlin (Berlin storage system funding programme)

Aim/purpose of funding:
Funds the installation of a storage system. The storage system must be combined with a new PV installation.

What battery storage systems are funded?
The new PV installation’s nominal power in relation to usable storage capacity must be at least 1.2 kWp for every 1 kWh. You can move beyond this minimum installation ratio in favour of a larger, funding-eligible storage system, as long as you can demonstrate that the electricity is being used for electromobility.

Who does it fund?

  • Private households
  • Companies
  • Associations, charitable foundations

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • The funding is EUR 300 per kWh of the storage system’s usable capacity. A maximum of EUR 15,000 can be granted per storage system.
  • If the storage system or energy management system has a forecast-based operating strategy, a bonus of EUR 300 will be paid.
  • To be awarded the funding, you must wait until your registration has been confirmed before beginning the measures that you are applying for funding for.

Duration of programme, budget:
The programme runs from October 2019.

Special features/other/observations:
Applicants can register for the funding from October 2019. You can download the relevant form here: www.ibb-business-team.de, using the keyword: EnergiespeicherPlus (Energy storage Plus).

Further information:
https://www.ibb-business-team.de
Funding name: “EnergiespeicherPlus” (Energy storage Plus)

https://www.ibb-business-team.de/energiespeicherplus/

https://www.berlin.de/sen/energie/energie/erneuerbare-energien/foerderprogramm-stromspeicher/

Name of programme
RENplus 2014 - 2020

Aim/purpose of funding:
The aim of the programme is to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. To this end, grants are awarded for projects that aim to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies or are expected to do so. In particular, the following measures are supported:

  • Projects in the fields of energy efficiency and storage systems
  • Projects for the integration of renewable energies
  • Investments in energy infrastructure
  • Drafting studies and energy and climate protection strategies

What does it fund?

  • Energy efficiency improvements in technical processes and in public buildings owned or owned by the public sector or a non-profit organisation
  • Energy recovery systems
  • Storage systems
  • Cogeneration plantsIntegration and use of renewable energiesConstruction and grid connection of charging infrastructures for electric vehicles

Funding conditions, amount of funding:
The funding is provided as project funding. Grants are awarded in the form of subsidies.

The amount of the grant is differentiated according to whether the measure involves an economic or non-economic activity:

Legal entities under public and private law, sole proprietorships and partnerships with economic activity in relation to the measure

  • 35 - 80 percent of the eligible expenditure
  • maximum EUR 15 million depending on the object of funding
  • 80 percent of the eligible expenditure in the case of funding under the de minimis Regulation (maximum EUR 200,000)

Legal entities under public and private law that are not economically active in the implementation of the measures

  • up to 80 % of eligible expenditure, with a maximum of EUR 15 million

Duration of programme, budget:
ongoing

Special features/other/observations:
-

Further information

Name of programme:

Innovationsförderung – Investitionsförderprogramm zur Reduzierung von CO2-Emissionen in Unternehmen (PIUS-Invest) [Innovation funding – investment funding programme for the reduction of CO2 emissions in companies (PIUS-Invest)]

Aim/purpose of funding:

If you are planning investment projects to lower CO2 emissions beyond what is mandatory, you can under certain conditions receive a subsidy of up to EUR 500,000.

What does it fund?

The state of Hessen supports you as a small or medium-sized commercial business in introducing high-efficiency solutions to reduce CO2 emissions that more than meet the legal minimum requirements.

You can receive the funding for

  • Projects to improve energy and resource efficiency,
  • Storage of energy as well as production, distribution and use of renewable energies,
  • Conserving recyclable materials, establishing material cycles and using advanced manufacturing techniques.


Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • You receive the funding as a subsidy.
  • The amount of the subsidy is up to 30% of your eligible expenditure.
  • The maximum amount of the subsidy is EUR 500,000. The eligible expenditure must be at least EUR 30,000.
  • The legal minimum requirements must be exceeded. If there are no legal minimum requirements, the project must be in line with the latest technical standards or go beyond these.
  • The overall financing of the project must be secured.
  • The project must take place in the state of Hessen.
  • The minimum service life of the funded facilities is five years after the final payment to the beneficiary.


Please submit your application before the start of your project to the Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen (WIBank), Kassel branch, via the customer portal.

Duration of programme, budget:
ongoing

Exceptions/other/comments:
-

Contact:
Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen (WIBank)
foerderberatung@wibank.de

Further information

Name of programme
Lower Saxony funding programme for stationary battery storage systems - Funding currently exhausted (Sept. 2021)

Aim/purpose of funding
Funds for investing in a stationary storage system that is combined with either constructing a new photovoltaic installation connected to the distribution grid and with an output of at least 4 kWp, or for expanding an existing photovoltaic installation.
Funding is only provided for investment in the battery storage system and not the PV installation.

What battery storage systems are funded?
Only new battery storage systems are funded. They must be equipped with a forecast-based battery management system and operate for at least five years.
Funding is only provided for a storage capacity of max. 1 kWh per 1.2 kWp installed system capacity of the new PV installation. Any storage capacity exceeding this ratio is not eligible for funding.

Funding conditions, amount of funding

The following may apply: companies, natural persons, business partnerships with legal capacity and legal persons under private law, local authorities, municipal associations, special-purpose associations, foundations, other entities and institutions under public law, and companies owned by regional administrative authorities.

The funding is provided as a non-repayable subsidy. It covers up to 40% of the net investment cost for a photovoltaic battery storage system.
The maximum funding amount is EUR 50,000.
Further bonuses can be granted:
– EUR 500 per project where the project involves installing a new, load management-enabled e-vehicle charging point.
– EUR 800 for projects with an installed/expanded photovoltaic installation output exceeding 10 kWp.
– EUR 20 per m2 of photovoltaic modules used as roofing for car parks and other structures with raised photovoltaic installations.

Duration of programme, budget
Open for applications until 30 September 2022.

Exceptions/other/comments
Self builds, used systems or prototypes are not eligible for funding. Leasing models are excluded from the funding.

Contact:
Investitions- und Förderbank Niedersachsen (NBank)
Günther-Wagner-Allee 12–16, 30177 Hanover, Germany
Talk to your nearest TESVOLT partner. Our specialists can help you with your application and in selecting a TESVOLT storage system that perfectly suits your needs and is eligible for funding.

Further information

Request funding programme

Name of programme:
Klimaschutz-Projekte in wirtschaftlich tätigen Organisationen [Climate protection projects in economically active organisations]

What does it fund?

The programme funds measures that directly or indirectly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These measures could relate to renewable energies, increasing energy efficiency and saving energy.

Who does it fund?

  • Private individuals
  • Companies in trade and industry that operate sites in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, including cooperatives.
  • It excludes the self-employed and companies that are eligible for funding under applicable agricultural investment programmes.
  • Associations, charitable associations, charitable foundations; not-for-profit organisations, entities and institutions under public law that are economically active.

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • The grant-eligible amounts must total at least EUR 20,000 or, if the funding is exclusively for preliminary studies, planning services or energy management investigations, at least EUR 5,000.
  • Applicants must not start on the project before their grant is approved or before preliminary work on the project has been approved.
  • The applicant must demonstrate that they have made efforts to seek other sources of funding.
  • The amortisation period for the project must exceed five years.
  • The partial funding generally covers up to 50% for measures involving the use of renewable energies, or up to 60% in exceptional cases; the partial funding covers up to 50% for energy efficiency measures.

Duration of programme:
The programme is ongoing.

Exceptions/other/comments:
-

Further information: State Capital Schwerin

Further information: State Development Institute

Name of programme:
Promotion of rooftop photovoltaic systems on municipal buildings together with a battery storage system.

Who does it fund?
Cities, municipalities and districts as well as their associations and special-purpose associations.

What does it fund?
Photovoltaic roof systems on municipal buildings together with battery storage.

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • Maximum 90 percent of the eligible expenditure, maximum funding 350,000 euros

  • Eligible for funding are systems consisting of photovoltaic roof systems and battery storage units on municipal buildings to generate electricity for self-consumption

  • The buildings must not be used for economic activities within the meaning of European state aid law

  • The projected annual yield of the photovoltaic system to be supported may not be higher than the projected self-consumption of the municipal building

  • The battery storage system may have a maximum capacity that is three times the nominal output of the connected photovoltaic system in kilowatt hours peak

Further requirements can be found in the guideline, if applicable

Procedure of the funding programme:
1. Obtain cost estimate or offer.

2. Fill out the online application form and upload the attachments according to the application (maximum of ten attachments).
Confirmation of the truthful attachments: Print out the form, sign it, scan it and upload it to the application or send it by post.
After successful submission of the application, you will receive an e-mail as confirmation of receipt with the file number. The e-mail does not reach you? Unfortunately, it cannot be avoided that e-mails from progres@bra.nrw.de may end up in the spam folder or junk mail folder of your e-mail service. Therefore, check this folder if the e-mail is pending. Once you have declared the e-mail progres@bra.nrw.de as "Not Spam", our e-mails should arrive in your normal inbox in the future.

After the application has been positively reviewed, you will receive the notification of funding. Now you can commission the measure.

Duration of the programme, budget:
This year, applications can be submitted from now until 20 November.

The guideline will expire with effect from 30 June 2024.

Please note that the measure may only be started once a decision has been made on the funding application. The application should therefore be submitted in good time.

Special features/other/observations:
-

Legal basis:
Guideline on the granting of subsidies from the "Programme for the Rational Use of Energy, Renewable Energies and Energy Saving" (progres.nrw) - Climate Protection Technology Programme Area (Funding Guideline progres.nrw. - Climate Protection Technology), Circular of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy dated 14.07.2021.

Further information

Application form


Important notice
New applications can be submitted from February 4th 2021.

Name of programme:
Stationäre elektrische Batteriespeicher in Verbindung mit einer neu zu errichtenden Photovoltaikanlage (Stationary electric battery storage systems combined with a new photovoltaic installation)

What does it fund?

  • Stationary electric battery storage systems combined with a new photovoltaic installation
  • The number of funding-eligible battery storage systems is limited to one per photovoltaic installation and per site.

Who does it fund?

  • Private individuals
  • The self-employed
  • Organisations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises

- with their headquarters in North Rhine-Westphalia -

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • EUR 150 per kWh of storage capacity
  • 75.000 € maximum subsidy amount
  • The battery storage system capacity in kilowatt hours can be at most triple that of the installed capacity of the new photovoltaic installation in kilowatt peak.

Duration of programme:
Applications can be probably submitted until 20 November 2021 (to the Arnsberg district government).

Special features/other/observations:
-

Further information

Name of programme:
Solar-Speicher-Programm [Solar storage system programme]

What does it fund?

  • It funds investment in a fixed battery storage system that is installed in conjunction with a new photovoltaic installation connected to the distribution grid.
  • Battery storage systems for existing PV installations are not funded.

Who does it fund?

  • Private households
  • Regional administrative authorities and their schools
  • Companies
  • Associations
  • Charitable organisations
  • Funding conditions, amount of funding:
  • EUR 100 per kWh of storage capacity
  • The funding limit for private households is EUR 1,000
  • The funding limit for companies, associations and other organisations is EUR 10,000
  • For companies, associations and other organisations, a prerequisite for the funding is a new PV installation with an output of at least 10 kWp.

Duration of programme:
Ongoing.

Exceptions/other/comments:
The applicant may only proceed with their project once they have received confirmation that their funding application has been received. At that point, starting preliminary work is considered approved, provided that all the requirements of the funding programme have been met.

Further information

Name of programme:
Stromspeicher mit/ohne Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge (Storage system with/without electric vehicle charging infrastructure)

Aim/purpose of funding:
The programme funds storage systems, including local storage systems, and retrofit kits, as well as combinations of these with electric vehicle charging infrastructures.

What battery storage systems are funded?

  • Conventional storage systems (lead-acid or lithium-ion) without charging station
  • Conventional storage systems (lead-acid or lithium-ion) with charging station
  • Pilot projects (i.e. storage systems not based on lead-acid or lithium-ion technology) without charging station
  • Pilot projects (i.e. storage systems not based on lead-acid or lithium-ion technology) with charging station

Funding conditions, amount of funding:

  • The storage system must be permanently coupled with a PV installation and the public utility grid, and have a usable capacity of at least 2.0 kWh.
  • PV installations connected to the storage system are subject to a special funding requirement: their power output at the grid connection must be max. 50% (STC – standard test conditions).
  • The charging points for the charging station must be linked to the storage system and have a charging power of at least 4.0 kW per AC charging point, or at least 10.0 kW per DC charging point.
  • In pilot projects, applicants are under obligation to take part in data monitoring.
  • Conventional storage systems: A basic amount of EUR 1,000 is paid; for each further kWh of usable capacity there is a payment of EUR 200 (benefit amount), with the highest level of funding being EUR 40,000.
  • Pilot projects: Up to 50% of eligible grants, max. EUR 50,000.
  • Charging station grant: EUR 400 per AC charging point; EUR 1,500 per DC charging point
  • Application and approval: Sächsische Aufbaubank-Förderbank (SAB). (https://www.sab.sachsen.de/förderprogramme/sie-möchten-ein-unternehmen-gründen-oder-in-ihr-unternehmen-investieren/stromspeicher-mit-ohne-ladestation.jsp#program_conditions). The application must be submitted before the start of the project, construction can only begin after funding has been approved.

Duration of programme, budget:

Applications for the Storage Directive can no longer be submitted as of 23 September 2020. Subject to available budget funds, funding will be continued in the second quarter of 2021 with revised funding conditions.

Special features/other/observations:
none

Further information
Keyword: “Stromspeicher” (Storage system)

Name of programme:
Storage system funding programme

Important to know:
The funding budget for 2020 and 2021 has been fully allocated due to the large volume of applications already received. No further applications will be accepted.

Aim/purpose of funding:
The grants are given with the aim of expanding the storage systems available on the market, thereby increasing self-consumption while also promoting the growth of roof photovoltaics.

What battery storage systems are funded?
The storage system funding programme funds the procurement and construction of a storage system for PV installations up to an installed capacity of 30 kWp. Landlord-to-tenant electricity models will be funded up to an installed capacity of 100 kWp.

Funding conditions, amount of funding:
The storage system funding programme funds the procurement and construction of a storage system for PV installations up to an installed capacity of 30 kWp. Landlord-to-tenant electricity models will be funded up to an installed capacity of 100 kWp.

Duration of programme, budget:
The funding programme is currently open.

Special features/other/observations:
The storage system will only be funded if a new PV installation is commissioned at the same time, or if the capacity of an existing PV roof installation is at least doubled. The PV installation itself is not eligible for funding.

Further information

Name of programme:
Klimaschutz für Bürgerinnen und Bürger [Climate protection for the public]

Important to know

In 2021, the federal state is earmarking EUR 2.5 million exclusively to fund battery storage systems. Many applications have already been submitted, and the funding could therefore be fully allocated by the end of February 2021.

What does it fund?

  • Applications can only be made for a battery storage system. Energy production systems are not eligible for funding.
  • A prerequisite for the funding is that the battery storage system must be linked to an energy production system based on renewable energies.
  • The installed capacity of the decentralised energy production system must be at least 3 kW/kWp and must not exceed 30 kW/kWp.

Who does it fund?

  • Private individuals
  • Small companies and micro-enterprises
  • Funding conditions, amount of funding:
  • EUR 400 per kWh of storage capacity
  • The funding limit for the storage system is EUR 2,000
  • Up to EUR 200 is granted for the costs of installing and/or connecting the battery storage system, up to a maximum of 50% of grant-eligible costs.

Duration of programme:
The funding scheme for battery storage systems has been available since 18 January 2021.

Exceptions/other/comments:
The funding application must be submitted before applicants can start their project.

Further information

Name of programme:
Solar Invest – Förderung des Einsatzes von erneuerbaren Energien im Strom- und Wärmebereich [Solar Invest – funding the use of renewable energy for electricity and heating]
(Unfortunately already used up for 2021. For the current situation, we refer to the link below to the funding program.)

Aim/purpose of funding:
Purpose of the Solar Invest programme is to fund investment in sustainable electricity and heat generation using solar energy. It also funds consultation work and the development of viable concepts in preparation for making an investment.

What battery storage systems are funded?
Investment in photovoltaic installations combined with a battery storage system; investment in a battery storage system only

Who does it fund?

  • Municipalities, special-purpose associations, municipal enterprises
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Building associations
  • Citizens’ energy organisations
  • Associations, not-for-profit organisations, charitable foundations
  • Natural persons

Funding conditions, amount of funding:
Potential grant recipients looking to invest in photovoltaic installations and energy storage systems:

  • Municipalities and their owner-operated municipal enterprises; special-purpose associations
  • Municipal enterprises
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Housing associations
  • Energy cooperatives
  • Associations, not-for-profit organisations, charitable foundations
  • Natural persons
  • The measures must only be initiated after the grant decision has been given.
  • Grants for battery storage systems can only be awarded if the batteries have a fair value replacement guarantee of at least eight years.
  • If the funding is to cover a photovoltaic installation with an output exceeding 10 kWp, the self-consumption rate must be at least 60%.
  • If the funding covers a photovoltaic installation, 100% of the energy it generates must be consumed by the funding recipient(s) themselves.
  • If the funding solely covers an energy storage system, at least 60% of the energy generated by the photovoltaic installation must be consumed by the funding recipient(s) themselves.
  • Landlord-to-tenant electricity models are not eligible for funding.
  • Grant: for energy storage systems, a grant of up to 25% (for citizens’ energy cooperatives, associations, not-for-profit organisations and not-for-profit foundations: up to 40%) maximum funding amount per project of EUR 100,000.

https://www.aufbaubank.de/Foerderprogramme/Solar-Invest

Duration of programme, budget:
ongoing

Special features/other/observations:
-

Further information

Austria

Name of programme:
Österreichweite Förderung für PV & Stromspeicher PV- und Speicheranlagen in der Land- und Forstwirtschaft (Austrian funding for PV and storage systems: PV and storage systems in agriculture and forestry)

Aim/purpose of funding:
The Klima- und Energiefonds (Climate and Energy Fund) is funding the installation of photovoltaic installations in agriculture and forestry to support general decarbonisation plans.

What battery storage systems are funded?
It exclusively funds newly installed, stationary photovoltaic installations of greater than 5 kW peak up to and inclusive of the funding limit of 50 kW peak operated in parallel with the grid, with and without storage systems up to a funding limit of 3 kWh/kW (based on the output of the photovoltaic installation), as well as storage systems that are retrofitted on existing PV installations.

Funding conditions, amount of funding:
All Austrian agricultural and forestry operations are eligible to apply. Each applicant (each registration number) can apply for funding for a maximum of 50 kW peak and a maximum of 3 kWh/kW usable storage capacity.

  • EUR 350/kWh for 0–5 kWh usable storage system capacity
  • EUR 300/kWh for each further kWh greater than 5 and up to 10 kWh usable storage system capacity
  • EUR 280/kWh for each further kWh greater than 10 and up to 20 kWh usable storage system capacity
  • EUR 250/kWh for each further kWh greater than 20 kWh usable storage system capacity

Duration of programme, budget:
ongoing

Special features/other/observations:
-

Further information


Name of programme:
Österreichweite Förderung für PV & Stromspeicher Investitionszuschuss für PV-Anlagen und Stromspeicher (Austrian funding for PV and storage systems: investment grant for PV installations and storage systems)

Aim/purpose of funding:
The aim of the investment funding is to support, through efficient use of the funds in the interests of climate and environmental protection, 1. the new construction and expansion of photovoltaic installations, and 2. the expansion of existing photovoltaic installations to add a storage system, and the expansion of existing storage systems.

What battery storage systems are funded?
Storage systems between 0.5 kWh and 10 kWh/kWp PV

Funding conditions, amount of funding:
1.) Funding rate: EUR 500/kWh

2.) Funding-eligible costs depending on organisation size:

  • Employees and turnover of less than EUR 50 million p.a.
  • 65% for small organisations (fewer than 50 employees, max. EUR 10 million turnover p.a.)
  • 55% for medium-sized organisations (fewer than 250 employees) – 45% for large organisations

Duration of programme, budget:
ongoing

Special features/other/observations:
Construction must be completed within 12 months of the funding being approved

Further information