Commercial installations now eligible for grants

At first, the veritable amount of grant money supporting fuel cell purchases in Germany had only been available to individuals owning residential buildings. Last July, the government changed the eligibility criteria of its technology rollout program to allow applications from SMEs, energy service companies and municipalities planning to install non-residential systems. State secretary Rainer Baake from Germany’s federal economy ministry explained, “The decision to extend eligibility to commercial premises is an important milestone that will create broad and lasting opportunities for this highly efficient and future-proof technology.”

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