Neue Förderung „Solarstrom für Elektroautos“ –Hauptinhalt und Schlüsselinformationen

New funding “Solar power for electric cars” – main content and key information

New funding for “solar power for electric cars” – applications possible from September 26, 2023

There is now a new funding for owners of electric cars: “Solar power for electric cars”. This funding is intended to encourage owners of electric cars to charge their vehicles with solar power. The goal is to increase the share of renewable energies in the transport sector and thus make a contribution to climate protection.

The funding includes financial support for the purchase and installation of solar systems as well as for the purchase of charging stations for electric cars. The amount of funding varies depending on the federal state and can be up to 50 percent of the investment costs.

In order to benefit from the funding, certain requirements must be met. For example, the solar system must have a minimum output and the charging station must be powered by renewable electricity.

The funding is initially limited until the end of 2022. Further information and the exact funding guidelines can be found on the websites of the respective federal states.

Here is a summary of the key points from the content provided:

Official information link:

• This funding supports the purchase and installation of a charging station for electric vehicles in combination with a photovoltaic system and stationary solar storage in private residential buildings.

• The aim of the funding is to motivate private individuals to set up charging infrastructure at home and to use self-generated solar power from their private photovoltaic system to charge their electric cars.

• The funding includes the purchase and installation of a complete system consisting of:

  • Photovoltaic system with at least 5 kWp peak output
  • Solar storage with at least 5 kWh storage capacity
  • Non-public charging station with at least 11 kW charging power
• The applicant must be the owner of the residential building and at least one of the apartments must be occupied by the applicant as their main or sole residence.

• The funding is provided as an investment grant, which is transferred to the applicant's bank account after the project has been completed and eligibility has been successfully verified.

• The funding level depends on the performance of the photovoltaic system, the solar storage system and the charging station:
  • Up to €6,000 for the photovoltaic system
  • Up to €3,000 for solar storage
  • €600 for the charging station

There is an innovation bonus of 600 euros for bidirectional charging stations
• An electric vehicle must be registered or firmly ordered at the time of application and be used for at least 3 years after the system is put into operation.

• The system must comply with all technical requirements, safety standards and legal regulations.

  • Image quoted from ADAC
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