Certification Programmes for RES installations

Updated: 05.02.2019

Author: Jörn Banasiak

RES installations (solar water heaters, solar collectors and photovoltaic installations) must be registered with the Malta Resources Authority in order to be eligible for support schemes for the domestic sector in Malta. Installations shall comply with the following standards:

  • solar water heaters: EN-12976 or Solar Keymark certificate;
  • solar collectors: EN-12975 or Solar Keymark certificate;
  • photovoltaic panels: EN-61215 or 61646 (§ 3 a-c GN 52/2010).

Sellers and retailers are required to provide a minimum guarantee of five years on RES plants (§ 2 vi GN 52/2010).


The registration scheme applies to sellers and retailers of solar water heaters, solar collectors and photovoltaic installations (§ 1 GN 52/2010).

Competent authority

Regulator for Energy & Water Services (REWS)

Further information

Further information including the current retailers and modules list can be found at: https://www.rews.org.mt/#/en/fa/72?path=%2Fen%2Ffa%2F70 

Distribution of costs


The costs for inspections of installed systems are borne by the state (§ 2 v GN 52/2010).


Further information

  • The Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta
  • Prof. Robert Ghirlando
  • +356 2340 2361
  • UM website

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