Energy Income: applications from 5 July, incentives up to €3,500


Emma Potter

The Energy Services Manager (GSE) has published the notice for the submission of requests access to Energy Income. This announcement illustrates in detail the criteria, methods and deadlines for submitting applications, officially opening the doors to those who wish to take advantage of these incentives.

Families with an ISEE of less than 15,000 euros, or 30,000 euros in the case of families with at least four dependent children, can now hope to obtain a home photovoltaic system at no cost.

But how exactly does the application process work? What are the necessary requirements and what concrete advantages does Energy Income offer?

Here’s everything you need to know so you don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity for energy and financial savings.

Criteria and deadlines for submitting applications

The counters for submitting applications will be open from 12:00 on 5 July 2024 until the end of the year. Applications will be reviewed in chronological order based on the region the applicant belongs to. This mechanism guarantees an equitable distribution of resources between different geographical areas.

But what is energy income?

The Energy Income was established through the decree of the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security (decree 8 August 2023), intended to support families with an ISEE of less than 15,000 euros (30,000 euros for families with at least four dependent children) . The incentives will allow the installation of small ones domestic photovoltaic systems with a power between 2 and 6 kW, at no cost to the beneficiary.

The photovoltaic panels must be installed on roofs and surfaces of residential properties owned or used by the requesting parties, or on appurtenances of the same properties, including land. Each family unit will be able to submit only one application and access the incentives only once.

The selected installers, in addition to the installation, will have to guarantee the maintenance and monitoring of the system’s performance for ten yearsalso providing a multi-risk policy to cover any problems.

Details of incentives and allocations

The contributions will fully cover eligible costs, with a fixed amount of 2,000 euros and a variable amount of 1,500 euros for each kW installed. The Ministry has allocated a total of 200 million euros for the two-year period 2024-2025broken down as follows:

  • 80% of the resources are destined for the regions of Southern Italy (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily),
  • the remaining 20% ​​goes to the other regions and autonomous provinces.

The amounts will also cover mandatory services for a minimum duration of 10 years, such as a multi-risk insurance policy, maintenance and monitoring of the plant’s performance. However, the operating costs linked to the measurement service of the energy produced, the compensation obligations related to any forfeiture of the benefit, and the disinstallation of the systems at the end of their life will not be covered.

In the event that the resources run out before the deadline, the GSE will close the tender early. It is possible that the branch will be reopened if, following waivers or exclusions, at least 5 million euros become available again. To ensure transparency, the GSE will publish a counter of available resources for each geographical area.

How to find installers? the business register arrives

To facilitate the choice of installing companies, the GSE has activated a Register of installers of photovoltaic systems. This registry allows businesses to register and be displayed on the Interactive Map, which will be available soon.

Installers can register using the appropriate functionality available in the Customer Area of ​​the GSE website.

Although registration is not mandatory, only companies that comply with the training and refresher requirements required for installation and maintenance activities will be able to access Energy Income funds. The plants built with these funds are intended exclusively for self-consumption, and the energy not self-consumed cannot be sold directly, but only transferred to the GSE.

The latter will resell the energy on the market, allocating the proceeds to the Energy Income Fund to finance further plants.