The New Green Savings program, which offers people money to replace a boiler, insulate their home, build a photovoltaic power plant, and other energy-saving projects, will continue in 2022. In October, the program was extended to residential homes, merged with the Rainbow program, and offered bonuses for combining multiple measures.
The newly announced calls will offer 11 billion crowns from the National Recovery Plan. By 2030, the Ministry of the Environment is also counting on the involvement of other sources, mainly proceeds from the sale of emission allowances or money from the Modernisation Fund. In total, the program will have at least CZK 39 billion at its disposal in the next decade.
Within the framework of one application, an applicant can combine various measures, ranging from insulation to boiler replacement, photovoltaics installation, and the acquisition of a rainwater tank.
The program has also expanded to include subsidies for the purchase of car charging stations, water heating using a heat pump, or the planting of trees on the land of residential buildings. Grants also now apply to permanently occupied holiday homes.
Applicants also have more choice in the case of replacing old, non-environmentally friendly boilers, where the program is complemented with boiler subsidies and offers a 50 percent subsidy regardless of income.
Some subsidies have been increased compared to the past: support for insulation of existing houses has been increased by about 20% to CZK 30,000 to 650,000, and support for the construction of a family house has been increased by CZK 50,000 to CZK 200,000 to 500,000. Households will also benefit financially when replacing a heat source.
More favorable conditions also await those interested in solar systems, becoming increasingly popular. The condition that 70 % of the energy produced must be used for self-consumption on site has been abolished.
Systems combining photovoltaics with heat pumps will not lose support either, and electromobility for households is now supported in the form of a CZK 30 000 contribution towards purchasing an electric car charger.
By implementing more energy-saving measures, households will save twice as much. Each combination will receive a bonus of CZK 10,000, up to a maximum of CZK 20,000 for apartment buildings. The more measures homeowners implement, the more money they will receive and the standard subsidy.
Owners of detached houses can get up to CZK 90,000 more, while owners of apartment buildings can get up to CZK 200,000 more. Up to 75,000 crowns, more will be given to applicants who combine subsidies for insulation with boiler subsidies.
Applicants from the structurally disadvantaged regions of Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem, and Moravian-Silesian receive an automatic ten percent increase.