Portugal: Summary

Updated: 06.02.2019

Author: Moïra Jimeno

Support schemes

No direct support scheme for RES in the heating sector is currently in place (as of November 2018). 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 and ran until 8 November 2016.

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In Portugal, the government created a fund to finance research and projects on innovation and technological development in the field of renewable energy, as well as to support campaigns raising 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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