Portugal: Summary

Updated: 30.01.2017

Author: Moïra Jimeno

Support schemes

No direct support scheme for RES in the heating sector is currently in place (as of January 2017). The Energy Efficiency Fund (FEE) provided a subsidy to investments in solar thermal installations for heating water through "Efficient Buildings 2016" that opened for new applications on 8 July 2016.

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Policies

In Portugal, the government has set a fund to finance research and projects on innovation and technological development in the field of renewable energy, as well as has started campaigns to raise awareness on RES issues. With regards to policies in the building sector, the obligation to use solar thermal collectors for heating water and other regulations on the certification of performance and durability of installations and components are in place. In addition, training programmes for installers of RES plants are already part of the education system.

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