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  4. Germany introduces capital subsidy for microCHP units

Germany introduces capital subsidy for microCHP units

11 Apr 2012

The German Federal Government has introduced a capital subsidy for micro combined heat and power (microCHP) products.

From 1 April 2012, subsidies are available for eligible micro-CHP products that generate up to 20 kilowatts of electricity and meet a range of potentially restrictive requirements: the subsidies are only available to houses that do not have access to a district heating network and systems must offer a total efficiency of at least 85 percent and energy savings of at least 15 to 20 percent. Furthermore, the system must offer some form of energy storage, heat storage management and be installed with a smart meter.