SDE ++ 2021

SDE is an abbreviation for Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Transition. With the SDE ++ subsidy, the Dutch government facilitates the development of a sustainable energy supply in the Netherlands.

Sustainable techniques by category

- Sun: investments in solar panels. With solar panels, the capacity must be at least 15 kWp. In practice, this means an investment of 50 solar panels with an average power of 300 Wp. The company must also have a large-scale consumer scheme. This concerns a connection to the electricity grid of more than 3 * 80 Ampere
- Wind: Both onshore and offshore wind turbine investments are eligible
- Water: Investments in installations that obtain energy from hydropower, free flow energy or wave energy
-Osmosis: The production of renewable electricity by the difference in salt concentrations between 2 bodies of water

- Biomass: investments in installations for fermentation and co-fermentation of manure, all-purpose fermentation, combustion of biomass, sewage treatment (WWTP) and gasification
- Geothermal energy: investments in installations that generate geothermal heat
- Solar thermal: an investment in solar collectors

- Biomass: the green gas is produced by fermenting biomass

- Aquathermal: heating and cooling by water, such as district heating, space heating and domestic hot water for buildings
- Thermal energy from surface water, drinking water or waste water: storing heat from surface water, drinking water or waste water in a seasonal storage and increasing the temperature by means of a heat pump
- Daylight greenhouse: collecting part of the incoming sunlight in a horticultural greenhouse with a solar thermal system and storing this heat and a seasonal storage system
- Solar PVT panels with heat pump: with solar collectors, low-CO2 heat is produced and with a heat pump the temperature is increased
- Electric boiler: generating heat instead of a gas boiler. Hybrid boilers are also eligible
- Geothermal (shallow): the use of heat from shallow subsurface
- Residual heat utilisation: using residual heat for heating. Subsidy is possible for both systems without and with a heat pump
Industrial heat pump: this is the use of residual heat for industrial processes and bringing this residual heat to temperature by means of a closed or open heat pump

- CO2 capture and storage (CCS) and use (CCU): companies can capture and store their CO2 emissions in empty gas fields at sea. Subsidies are possible for investments in capture installations; Subsidies are also possible for the use of captured CO2 in greenhouse horticulture
- Advanced renewable fuels. These are:
1. Bioethanol from solid lignocellulosic biomass;
2. Diesel and petrol substitutes from hydrogenated pyrolysis oil from solid lignocellulosic biomass;
3. Bio-LNG from mono-manure fermentation;
4. Bio-LNG from all-purpose fermentation.
- Hydrogen from electrolysis using renewable (sustainable) electricity

SDE ++ transport indication

If you want to submit an SDE application, you are obliged to send a transmission indication from the grid operator. This must show that transport capacity is available for the location for which you are applying for a subsidy.

Difference SDE ++ and ISDE

In contrast to the SDE subsidy, the ISDE is an investment subsidy. This means that entrepreneurs receive an allowance for the purchase of small-scale installations such as heat pumps and solar boilers and from 1 January 2021 also for solar panels (insofar as they fall under the small-scale consumer scheme). With the SDE++ it is therefore a one-off payment.

Apply for a SDE ++ subsidy in 2021?

The SDE++ application round runs from October 5 to November 11, 2021. A budget of € 5 billion is available.

What are the benefits for your organization?

DB&P consultant, Jan Egberts, is an expert in the field of SDE + and SDE ++ subsidies. Do you have any questions about this topic? Please contact Jan.

Call +31(0)76-565 4321
profielfoto duurzame subsidies adviseur Jan Egberts