From 1 June 2023, Walchwil will begin to financially support renewable energy sources. The funds earmarked for this in the budget are to be used to promote photovoltaic systems.
The contributions are intended for existing buildings where a new photovoltaic system is to be installed or an existing one is to be replaced by one with better performance. The ordinance on the new energy law of the Canton of Zug will be in force from 1 January 2023. New buildings are therefore excluded from the support programme because renewable energies are a prerequisite for them and are therefore legally required.
The municipality of Walchwil has earned the label "energy town" through its many years of commitment in the field of energy. The associated energy mission statement shows that the municipality wants to promote renewable energy. The corresponding guidelines will come into force on 1 June 2023.
In the 2023 budget, CHF 50,000.– are earmarked for the financing of photovoltaic systems. Applications for subsidies can be submitted from 1 June 2023. Applications received before this deadline cannot be considered. It is mandatory to submit an application before the construction is realised. It is pointed out that the building law aspects must be taken into account and coordinated in advance with the Building/Planning Department.
The commune council wants to make a concrete contribution to a future-oriented energy policy with contributions to the promotion of renewable energy sources.
Walchwil Municipal Council
Energy/Energy Advisory Service, Stefan Jäggi, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone 041 759 80 04.