Grants, certificates and benefits

Grants, certificates and benefits

The legislation and the level in which state grants, subsidies and so on are being approved, changes constantly. Moreover, Belgium is a federal country with different systems per region.

On these pages we will give you an overview on the current situation. 

Obviously, Ministry of Solar is always at your disposal when you are planning a project and want to know in depth which grants are applicable in your situation. 

Green energy certificates in Flanders.

PV-installations where the maximum AC-power of the inverters exceeds 10kW.

  • Green Energy certificates of 93 EUR
  • Duration: 15 years if installed before April 2018; After that date, duration reduced to 10 years.
  • Produced electricity (MWh) x banding factor x 93 EUR = granted support
  • As of April 2018, the banding factor is slightly higher for projects that involve some sort of citizen participation.

Starting May 2021: “call green electricity”

  • Contest (call) to distribute a predefined budget
  • Projects with inverter power between 25kW and 5MW
  • Installations must meet set conditions
  • Determines whether or not a project receives investment support
  • New call at least every six months
  • Maximum 22 EUR/MWh (calculated over 20 years) to be applied for
 As of April 2020As of August 2020As of Jan 2021
Total Inverter PowerBanding factorEUR/MWhBanding factorEUR/MWhBanding factorEUR/MWh
10kW < x ≤ 40kW000000
40kW < x ≤ 250kW0.46142.8730.54850.9640.46042.780
250kW < x ≤ 750kW0.25523.7150.34331.8990.26324.459
ࣙ> 750kWUpon requestUpon requestUpon requestUpon requestUpon RequestUpon Request

Sources: Vreg , Bandingfactoren , FluviusEvaluatierapporten VEA

Photovoltaic installation with a maximal panel power output of over 10kWp.
  • Green energy certificates of 65EUR
  • Duration: 10 years
  • Produced electricity (MWh) x banding factor x 65 EUR = grant
  • Request to reserve green energy certificates is mandatory.
  • Total budgetted grant of green energy certificates is limited per year.
Banding factor kECOReservation
after 01/07/2021
EUR/MWhReservation after 01/01/2022EUR/MWhReservation
after 01/07/2022
10kWp < x ≤ 250kWp0.6542.250.5737.050.149.10
250kWp < x ≤ 500kWp0.5233.800.4629.900.117.15
500kWp < x ≤ 750kWp0.5233.800.4629.900.117.15
750kWp < x ≤ 1MWp0.5233.800.4629.900.117.15
> 1MWp0.3925.350.3422.100.085.20

Sources: SPW , énergie en Wallonie (État de l’enveloppe) , énergie en Wallonie (La réservation) 

Green energy in Brussels

All PV-installations are entitled to funding in Brussels.

  • Green power certificates of 65EUR, but market price is c. 93 EUR (depending on fluctuating market valuation)
  • Duration: 10 years
  • Produced electricity (MWh) x allocation rate x 93 EUR = grant
As of 01/2022Allocation Rate
Power output categoryGPC/MWhEUR/MWh
≤ 5kWp2.7175.5 or 251,1
5kWp < x ≤ 36kWp2.5162.5 or 232.5
36kWp < x ≤ 100kWp2.1136.5 or 195.3
100kWp < x ≤ 250kWp1.8117.0 or 167.4
> 250kWp1.597.5 or 139.5

Source: Brugel

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