Evaluation and perspectives of the market incentive scheme

The market incentive scheme has become established as a central funding tool for the area of the heat supply from renewable energy sources. It is crucial to the target defined in Article 1 of the draft Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWärmeG) that renewable energy accounts for a 14% share of the heat market by 2020. ifeu has supported the market stimulus programme since 2008, and is developing strategic perspectives for further development. Activities:

  • Market observation of the heat market
  • Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the MAP
  • Analysis of the embedding of the MAP in building policy, taking account of links with efficiency targets
  • Preparation and strengthening of new applications of the MAP, for example as regards apartment buildings, trade and industry
  • Recommendations for the ongoing development of funding components
  • Drawing up specific and workable funding components


January 2017 – November 2018


Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)


Fichtner GmbH & Co KG

DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

Leipzig Institute for Energy

Prognos AG

Technology and Support Centre (TFZ)

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