In 6 Swiss Cantons - Heat Pump Subsidies 2021

In 6 Swiss Cantons - Heat Pump Subsidies 2021

Any subsidies for my heat pump? In 2021, subsidies for air-to-water heat pumps are increasing!

Cantonal, municipal or federal subsidies?

There are three types of subsidies that will help finance the energy renovation and thus optimize the return on investment. These subsidies are vital to reduce the price of heat pump installation

Municipalities offer grants for the replacement of fossil fuels or direct electric heating with renewable energies, such as an air-to-water heat pump for example, but more often or more extensively for a geothermal heat pump.

They also offer case-by-case support for solar photovoltaic panels or solar thermal. You can find out more on their website, or call them directly at the technical department and ask the question.

The cantons have well-defined programswhich are the most attractive and popular: the Buildings Programwhich offers a wide variety of grants.

Most of the time they require the presence of a certificate such as the GSP or the PAC System Module, but depending on the power it is not mandatory. Finally, at the federal levelFor solar photovoltaic panels, it is the Pronovo program that offers subsidies according to the surface and the installed peak power.

What is the subsidy in Vaud for a heat pump?

For the installation of a air water heat pump as a replacement for oil, gas or fixed electric heating.

Amounts granted for the replacement of a gas or oil boiler :

  • Boiler (P < 20 kW): CHF 5'000.00
  • Boiler (P > 20 kW) : CHF 2'600.00 + 120.00/kW

Amounts granted for the replacement of an electric heater :

  • Boiler (P < 20 kW): CHF 7'500.00
  • Boiler (P > 20 kW) : CHF 3'900.00 + 180.00/kW

In case of creation of a hydraulic distribution network :

  • Single-family dwelling: 10,000.00 (between 100 and 250 m2)
  • Other assignments : 500/kW

Data 2021. Please note the conditions.

More details here 

For the installation of a groundwater or water-to-water heat pump (geothermal) as a replacement for oil, natural gas or fixed electric resistance heating.

Amounts granted for the replacement of a gas or oil boiler :

  • Boiler (P < 20 kW): CHF 12'000.00
  • Boiler (P > 20 kW) : CHF 6000 + 300/kW

Amounts granted for the replacement of an electric heater :

  • Boiler (P < 20 kW): CHF 18'000.00
  • Boiler (P > 20 kW): CHF 9'000 + 450/kW

In case of creation of a hydraulic distribution network :

  • Single-family dwelling: 10,000.00 (between 100 and 250 m2)
  • Other assignments : 500/kW

Data 2021. Please note the conditions.

More details here


Basic conditions PAC Air Water 

  • Only heat pumps with electric motors are eligible for a contribution.
  • The system is to be used as the main heating system.
  • The installation replaces an oil or natural gas heater or a fixed electric resistance heater.
  • Power ≤ 15kW: The PAC system module (efficient heat pumps with system) must be installed, -(www.wp-systemmodul.ch/fr-ch/).
  • Capacity > 15kW: The SuisseEnergie performance guarantee and the international (recognized in Switzerland) or national quality label for heat pumps must be provided (www.pac.ch).
  • From 100 kWth onwards: state-of-the-art measurement of electricity consumption and heat production.
  • The maximum subsidized power is 50 W/m2 of energy reference area for all buildings.
  • The power taken into consideration for the calculation of the subsidized power is the one determined by the COPs used to obtain the quality label (A-7/W35).

Additional conditions (cantonal)

Distribution

  • The subsidy is only granted for the first installation of a hydraulic distribution system for the entire building.
  • In case of creation of a hydraulic distribution network, articles 32 RLVLEne and following are applicable, with in particular the compulsory installation of a room by room regulation, the insulation of the pipes or the obligation to carry out the individual account of the heating expenses for the collective buildings (from 5 housing units).
  • Existing radiators must be equipped with thermostatic valves.

Production

  • Existing buildings must achieve a CEBS envelope class between A and E.
  • The sum of the powers of the electric heating elements of the heat pump (including backup) and the heating accumulator must not exceed 50% of the nominal power of the heat pump.
  • The domestic hot water service must also be provided by the heat pump.

Basic conditions Geothermal heat pump 

  • Only heat pumps with electric motors are eligible for a contribution.
  • Systems without a heating network (no power limit) or systems with a heating network with a nominal heat output of up to 200 kWth (systems with a heating network with a heat output of more than 200 kWth are supported by measure M18).
  • The system is to be used as the main heating system.
  • The installation replaces a heating system that uses oil or natural gas, or a fixed electric resistance heater.
  • The installation uses a heat source of better quality than the outside air (heat from the ground, groundwater, lake water; heat from an ice storage tank, etc.).
  • Power ≤ 15kW: The PAC system module (efficient heat pumps with system) must be installed, (www.wp-systemmodul.ch/fr-ch/).
  • Capacity > 15kW: The SuisseEnergie performance guarantee and the international (recognized in Switzerland) or national quality label for heat pumps must be provided (www.pac.ch).
  • For geothermal probes: quality label for geothermal probe drilling companies.
  • From 100 kWth onwards: state-of-the-art measurement of electricity consumption and heat production.
  • The maximum subsidized power is 50 W/m2 of energy reference area for all buildings.
  • The power taken into consideration for the calculation of the subsidized power is the one determined by the COPs used to obtain the quality label (B0/W35) or (W10/W35).

Additional conditions (cantonal)

Distribution

  • The subsidy is only granted for the first installation of a hydraulic distribution system for the entire building.
  • In case of creation of a hydraulic distribution network, articles 32 RLVLEne and following are applicable, with in particular the compulsory installation of a room by room regulation, the insulation of the pipes or the obligation to carry out the individual account of the heating expenses for the collective buildings (from 5 housing units).
  • Existing radiators must be equipped with thermostatic valves.

Production

  • Existing buildings heated with oil or natural gas must achieve a CEB envelope class between A and E.
  • The sum of the powers of the electric heating elements of the heat pump (including backup) and the heating accumulator must not exceed 50% of the nominal power of the heat pump.
  • The domestic hot water service must also be provided by the heat pump.

What is the subsidy in Valais for a heat pump?

Electric heat pump to replace oil, gas or electric heating.

- Installation covering the totality of the heat needs.

- Measuring devices for heat produced and electricity consumed required for all categories of works except individual housing.

- PAC system-module required.

- Quality label (EHPA recognized in Switzerland) required for the PAC (if PAC system-module not available).

- Performance guarantee from SuisseEnergie required (if PAC system-module not available).

- CECB Plus required if replacing a fossil heating system in a building > 400 m².

- M-06: drilling company quality certificate required.

- PAC planned, controlled and commissioned by the same "Certified GSP Partner", otherwise reduced 30% rates.

All details here


For heat production 9,000 for individual housing

and for collective housing 45.00 Fr./m² SRE * fh, Maximum amount per building 200'000.00

For heat distribution 10,000 for individual housing

and for collective housing 50.00 Fr./m² SRE * fh, Maximum amount per building 200'000.00

More details here

What is the subsidy in the canton of Geneva for a heat pump?

For an air-water heat pump

CHF 3'000.- + CHF 400.-/kW (Power ≤ 50kW cad individual housing)

CHF 13'000.00 + CHF 200.00/kW (>50kW or collective)

+ Bonus for the first installation of a heat distribution system: CHF 3'000 + CHF 400/kW

For a geothermal heat pump

CHF 3000.00 + CHF 800.00/kW (≤50kW or single family house)

CHF 23'000.00 + CHF 400.00/kW (>50kW for collective housing)

+ Bonus (1st installation of a heat distribution system): CHF 3000 + CHF 400/kW


Conditions for air-water heat pumps

Only heat pumps with electric motors are eligible for a contribution.

The contributing facility must be used as the primary heating source.

Dual-use projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the grant amount reduced according to the specificities of the project.

The installation replaces an oil or natural gas heater or a fixed electric resistance heater.

The system-module heat pump (efficient heat pumps with system) must be installed, provided that it is compatible with the installed nominal heat output. 

The international (recognized in Switzerland) or national quality label for heat pumps must be provided (if no heat pump system module).

The performance guarantee (accompanying the offer) from SuisseEnergie must be provided (if no PAC system).

From 100 kWth onwards: state-of-the-art measurement of electricity consumption and heat production.

Heat pumps used as a source for networks are supported via measure M-18.

The maximum subsidized power is 50W per m2 of energy reference area.

The heat pump capacity used for the calculation of the subsidy is carried out under conditions A-7 / W35

The installer must be GSP certified.

Active monitoring of the heating system if P>50kW.


Conditions for geothermal heat pumps

Only heat pumps with electric motors are eligible for a contribution.

Systems without a heating network (no power limit) or systems with a heating network with a rated thermal output of up to 200 kWth (systems with a heating network with a thermal output of more than 200 kWth are supported by measure M-18).

The system is to be used as the main heating system.

Dual-use projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the grant amount reduced according to the specificities of the project.

The installation replaces an oil or natural gas heater or a fixed electric resistance heater.

The PAC system-module must be installed, provided that it is compatible with the installed nominal thermal power.

The international (recognized in Switzerland) or national quality label for heat pumps must be provided (if no heat pump system-module).

For geothermal probes: quality label for geothermal probe drilling companies. > The performance guarantee (accompanying the offer) from SuisseEnergie must be provided (if no PAC system).

There must be no antifreeze (glycol or other)

The maximum flow temperature of the heating distribution is 35°C for floor heating systems and 50°C for radiators (exceptions can be made for projects coupled with thermal networks, with a subsidy determined from case to case).

From 100 kWth onwards: state-of-the-art measurement of electricity consumption and heat production.

The maximum subsidized power is 50W per m2 of energy reference area.

The dimensioning of the heat pump and the probes as well as the calculation of the subsidy are carried out under the conditions B0 / W35

The installer must be GSP certified.

Active monitoring of the heating system if P>50kW.

Specific conditions PAC sol-water*:

> The dimensioning of the geothermal probes must not exceed 30 W/m (or balance < 65 kWh/a if used with several heat injection and extraction flows).

Specific conditions for water-to-water heat pumps** :

> Source always above 5°C

> These requests for support must receive a favorable notice from the OCEN before the grant application is submitted.

> The installation uses a heat source of better quality than the outside air (heat from groundwater, lake water, etc.).

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What is the subsidy in the canton of Fribourg for a heat pump?

For the air-water heat pump : 

For heat production : 

Heating : CHF 5'250.- + 225.- / kWth

Hot water : CHF 1'500 (lump sum)

For heat distribution or heating circuit: 

First installation of heat distribution: CHF 8'000 + 500 / kWth. CHF 5'000 per apartment.


The conditions for the PAC Air Water : 

Installation in a building with at least a class E CECB® envelope

PAC system-module required (up to 15 kWth )

SwissEnergy performance guarantee required (from 15 kWth )

Quality label recognized in Switzerland required for the PAC

Financial contribution calculated for a maximum power of 50 Wth per m2 SRE

All details here

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For the geothermal heat pump : 

For heat production : 

Heating: up to 100 kWth: CHF 7'500.00 + 450.00 / kWth

from 100 to 250 kWth : CHF 40'500.- + 120.- / kWth

from 250 to 500 kWth : CHF 3'600.- + 270.- / kWth

From 500 kWth: CHF 63'600.00 + 150.00 / kWth

Hot water : CHF 1'500 (lump sum)

For heat distribution : 

First heat distribution installation: CHF 8,000 + 500/kW. CHF 5'000.- per apartment.


Conditions for the Geothermal heat pump : 

Installation in a building with at least a class E CECB® envelope

PAC system-module required (up to 15 kWth )

SwissEnergy performance guarantee required (from 15 kWth )

Quality label recognized in Switzerland required for the PAC

Financial contribution calculated for a maximum power of 50 Wth per m2 SRE

Certificate of quality of the drilling company required, or if no certificate, provide a survey of the drilling established according to SIA 384/6 by a certified geologist

What is the subsidy in the canton of Neuchâtel for a heat pump?

Air water heat pump:

3'500 francs + 150 francs/kWth

Ground/water or water/water heat pump:

Pth < 500 kWth : 5000 francs + 250 francs/kWth

Pth >= 500kWth : 45'000 francs + 100 francs/ kWth

Suppl. for the first installation of a heat distribution system: 2000 francs + 100 francs / kWth

Subsidized power: max 50W / m2 SRE

All details here


Conditions:

Replacement of a fixed oil, gas or electric resistance heater. 

The system is to be used as the main heating system.

Heat pump with electric motor only

Requirements:

Compliance with the Ordinance on Air Pollution Control (OPair).

Quality label Energie-bois Suisse.

SuisseEnergie performance guarantee.

Application of the QM Wood Heaters for installations >= 200kW with or without network.

What is the subsidy in the canton of Jura for a heat pump?

For an Air-Water heat pump : 

CHF 2'500.00 *+ CHF 100.00/kWth

Additional contribution for the very first installation of a hydraulic heat distribution system: CHF 3'000 + CHF 100/kWth

Additional condition: the financial contribution is calculated for an installed nominal thermal power of up to 50 Wth per m2 SRE.

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For a geothermal heat pump : 

CHF 7,000 + CHF 300/kWth

Additional contribution for the very first installation of a hydraulic heat distribution system: CHF 3'000 + CHF 100/kWth

Additional condition: the financial contribution is calculated for an installed nominal thermal power of up to 50 Wth per m2 SRE.

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Conditions for the Air-Water heat pump : 

Only heat pumps with electric motors are eligible for a contribution 

The system is to be used as the main heating system 

The installation replaces an oil or natural gas heater, or a fixed electric resistance heater 

The installation must be able to cover the energy requirements for the production of domestic hot water during the heating period at least 

The system-module heat pump (efficient heat pumps with system) is required, provided that it can be used for the installed nominal heat output

If no heat pump system module is available for the installed nominal heat output, the international (recognized in Switzerland) or national quality label for heat pumps and the performance guarantee (accompanying the offer) from SuisseEnergie must be provided

From 100 kWth onwards: state-of-the-art measurement of electricity consumption and heat production.

It is demonstrated that the installation of an electric ground/water or water/water heat pump (measure M-06) is not possible.


Conditions for the geothermal heat pump: 

Only heat pumps with electric motors are eligible for a contribution;

Systems without a heating network (no power limit) or systems with a heating network with a nominal heat output of up to 200 kWth (systems with a heating network with a heat output of more than 200 kWth are supported by measure M-18)  

The system is to be used as the main heating system

The installation replaces an oil or natural gas heater, or a fixed electric resistance heater

The installation must be able to cover the energy requirements for the production of domestic hot water during the heating period at least

The installation uses a heat source of better quality than the outside air (heat from the basement or groundwater, heat from an ice store, etc.)

The PAC system-module is required, as long as it can be used for the installed rated thermal output

If no heat pump system module is available for the installed nominal heat output, the international (recognized in Switzerland) or national quality label for heat pumps and the performance guarantee (accompanying the offer) from SuisseEnergie must be provided

For geothermal probes: quality label for geothermal probe drilling companies

From 100 kWth onwards: state of the art measurement of electricity consumption and heat production

A thermal response test is required for probe fields. It must be interpreted by a specialist who will size the installations according to the test results.

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