Sustainable energy investment subsidy scheme (ISDE)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you want to make your business premises more sustainable, for instance by installing a solar boiler or heat pump? You can apply for the sustainable energy investment subsidy scheme (Investeringssubsidie duurzame energie, ISDE, in Dutch).

This subsidy will partly compensate for the initial investment costs of the device. The amount you receive depends on the type of energy saving measure and its energy saving performance.

When do you qualify?

You are a business owner (in Dutch) with a valid Dutch Business Register number (KVK-nummer). This includes:

  • self-employed professionals
  • partnerships, foundations, and associations
  • municipalities, provinces, and public entities as market party or as owner or tenant of (im)movable assets
  • commercial operators from abroad that want to install one or more devices in the Netherlands

You also need to:

  • install the device on premises in the Netherlands
  • apply for the ISDE subsidy before purchasing the device
  • start using the device within 24 months after receiving a decision about your application
  • make sure your device meets the technical requirements (in Dutch)

Sustainable housing

Do you rent out homes as a private commercial lessors of housing? You can apply for the Sustainability and Maintenance of Rental Homes subsidy scheme (SVOH, in Dutch). Housing associations and homeowners' associations can apply for the Homeowners Sustainability Subsidy scheme (SVVE, in Dutch).


You can apply for different types of devices for sustainable energy. Conditions differ per type.

Listing products

Suppliers, manufacturers, and (building) installation companies can have their products listed with RVO on the ISDE devices list and insulation measures list (in Dutch). If your product (heat pump, solar boiler, lowemission or low-E glass, or insulation material) is listed, you customers know they may be eligible for the ISDE.

How to apply?

You can apply for the ISDE subsidy scheme (in Dutch) to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

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