Energy renovation, electric mobility and photovoltaics: an update on financial aid in 2024

The green energy transition is underway. To enable individuals to contribute, numerous financial aid schemes, subsidies and bonuses have been set up in Luxembourg. Whether you want to renovate your home, install photovoltaic panels, purchase an electric vehicle or install a home charging point, here is a summary of the main funding available.

Among your New Year’s resolutions made at the start of 2024 are those to improve your energy consumption and reduce your daily environmental footprint. With this in mind, some habits are easily changed (using our advice on saving energy, for example).

On the other hand, carrying out energy renovation work on your home, installing photovoltaic panels or switching to electromobility requires a more substantial investment. The good news is that, in Luxembourg, such projects are encouraged through various financial aid schemes.

Improving your home’s energy performance

Several schemes are in place to support the energy renovation of housing in Luxembourg. These are subsidies for carrying out insulation projects, replacing windows or installing a less energy-intensive and more environmentally friendly heating system (such as heat pumps, wood heating and thermal solar panels).

Your project could be eligible for the following schemes, including:

Government aid (Klimabonus)

The amount of government assistance depends on the type of project carried out and household income. The amount awarded is often significant and in many cases, represents 50% of the costs incurred (sometimes more).

Did you know?

On January 10, 2024, the Council of Government adopted a bill and a draft grand-ducal regulation aiming to extend the bonuses linked to the “Klimabonus Wunnen” financial aid scheme by six months.

Until the end of June 2024, you can benefit from:

  • a 25% increase in financial aid allocated for sustainable energy sanitation;
  • an increase to the bonus for replacement of an existing fossil fuel-fired boiler;
  • a 25% increase in financial aid allocated for photovoltaic solar systems operated in self-consumption mode.

Energy bonuses (enoprimes)

Launched by Enovos, the enoprimes program supports work carried out by individuals with the aim of saving energy: thermal insulation, heating system replacement, installation of a domestic hot water solar thermal production system or even controlled mechanical ventilation.

The amount of the bonus depends on the type of project and its scale.

Municipal aid

A number of municipalities offer additional aid to support you in your sustainable housing or mobility project. The amounts granted at this level vary from one municipality to another.

Electric mobility

In order to support more environmentally friendly mobility, the government Klimabonus system offers several forms of financial aid. Now is the time to switch to electromobilityuntil the end of June 2024, a bonus of 8,000 euros is granted upon signing a contract for the purchase, rental or lease of a 100% electric vehicle.

This grant applies to the following vehicles:

  • with consumption not exceeding 180 Wh/km (18 kWh/100 km);
  • with consumption not exceeding 200 Wh/km (20 kWh/100 km) provided that the maximum net power of the propulsion system is less than or equal to 150 kilowatts;
  • which consume more and have seven or more seats, provided that there are at least five people within the household.

100% electric vans as well as cars and vans running on hydrogen are also eligible to receive the 8,000 euro bonus.

For more energy-intensive electric cars, the bonus amount is limited to 3,000 euros.

The purchase of a bicycle (conventional or electric) still benefits from a maximum bonus of 600 euros (max 50% of the cost excluding tax).

This extension concerns vehicles ordered no later than June 30, 2024, and whose first entry into circulation takes place before March 31, 2025, in order to take delivery times into account. For vehicles not subject to registration requirements (bicycles and pedelecs25), the extension applies to vehicles purchased no later than June 30, 2024.

Installation of a charging point

Until December 31, 2024, for the installation of an electric vehicle charging point at home, the Klimabonus system grants a bonus corresponding to 50% of the costs incurred which can amount to up to 1,200 euros.

Some municipalities provide additional assistance for setting up a charging point. In Luxembourg City, for example, municipal aid corresponding to 50% of the amount allocated by the government is offered.

Installation of photovoltaic panels

Financial aid is also available for the installation of photovoltaic panels at home.

Households which prioritise self-consumption by waiving a guaranteed injection rate can benefit from higher bonuses, representing a maximum of 62.5% of the costs incurred when installing the system.

For a system with a power of 6 kWp, the amount of aid is estimated at €9,375.

For those who wish to benefit from a guaranteed injection rate, the amount of aid is limited to 20% of the investment.

Some municipalities also offer further support in addition to this government subsidy.

Find out which aid you’re eligible for

How do you find out which aid schemes you’re eligible for? The Luxembourg government has set up the website klima-agence.lu. Here you can find a calculator which allows you to discover which aid schemes (klimabonus, municipal aid, enoprimes, support from the nova naturstroum fund) your project is eligible for.

Summary

In Luxembourg, there are a number of support schemes to help you carry out your energy renovation projects, switch to electromobility or produce the electrical energy you need. Most of the existing schemes are still in force at the start of 2024.

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