Unlocking Energy Savings: Czech Republic’s New Green Savings Program Offers Substantial Subsidies for Sustainable Homes

Households in the Czech Republic can receive hundreds of thousands of crowns in state subsidies for energy-saving measures. The program called “New Green Savings” (Nová zelená úsporám or NZÚ) offers financial support for a wide range of projects aimed at saving energy. The subsidies are not limited to solar panels or heat pumps, as commonly believed.

The available subsidies and their amounts can be found on the website novazelenausporam.cz, with some reaching up to 650,000 crowns. One of the eligible projects is insulation for the house, including the external walls, roof, ceilings, floors, and winter gardens. The support also applies to replacing windows, doors, and other structural openings. The lowest subsidy starts at 30,000 crowns and is intended for single-family houses or recreational homes with a maximum of three units.

Another measure that qualifies for a subsidy is using heat from wastewater for heating clean cold water. This subsidy can range from 5,000 to 50,000 crowns, depending on the system used, such as a heat exchanger or a heat pump. The program also supports replacing non-ecological boilers and stoves used as the primary heat source with biomass boilers or heat pumps. The subsidy amount varies between 30,000 and 140,000 crowns, depending on the chosen solution.

Households can receive subsidies for installing domestic photovoltaic power plants connected to the distribution system, with the generated energy primarily used within the house. The support for this project ranges from 40,000 to 200,000 crowns, depending on the system’s power output. The program also provides subsidies for constructing or purchasing new energy-efficient houses, ranging from 200,000 to 500,000 crowns, which can be accessed by first-time homeowners, house builders, or buyers within two years of completion.

Other measures covered by the program include solar water heating systems, controlled ventilation systems with heat recovery, charging stations for electric vehicles, and various green initiatives such as roof greening, shading technology for buildings, and rainwater utilization systems.

To apply for the subsidies, interested individuals should visit the website www.novazelenausporam.cz, review the conditions, find a designer or energy specialist, set up an electronic citizen identity, prepare the necessary documents, and submit the application through the website. Applicants should expect a response from the authorities regarding additional requirements or an acceptance letter. It is also recommended to ensure professional technical supervision during the project implementation.

The New Green Savings program offers a wide range of subsidies to encourage energy-saving measures in households, providing financial support for various projects to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability.