Information about
funding programs.

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There is support for your investment in climate-friendly lighting: Public programs promote efficient indoor and outdoor lighting with funding rates of up to 35 %. Learn more about the different possibilities for municipalities and private companies, for indoor and outdoor lighting. 

BMU funding program

General

Funding organizations:

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Project Management Agency Jülich (PTJ)

 

Address for funding applications:

Project Management Agency Jülich
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Municipal Climate Protection Division (KKS)
Zimmerstraße 26-27
10969 Berlin
ptj-ksi@remove.this.fz-juelich.de
030 / 2 01 99-5 77

  • No call for tenders before notice of approval
  • Project must be started, executed and completed
  • The start of the measure must be proven within the first nine months
  • Financing must be secured and own funds must be confirmed. (from the steward)
  • Don’t worry: It is possible to rectify faulty applications!

Exclusions:

  • Prototypes, own constructions, used equipment
  • Own work, planning/engineer
  • Current expenditure/maintenance
  • Retrofit solutions: not sustainable

Application deadline: All year
Duration of the guideline: By 12/31/2022

Outdoor lighting

Organizations entitled to receive funding:

  • Municipalities, cities, communities and districts (associations)
  • Companies and institutions with at least 25 % municipal participation
  • Public, non-profit, religious schools, day care centers and universities or their sponsors
  • Religious communities with corporate status
  • Public and independent, non-profit youth workshops and child and youth welfare institutions
  • Sports clubs registered as non-profit
  • Cultural non-profit institutions
  • Workshops for disabled people

Renovation of the exterior and street lighting in combination with installation of a control and regulation system

  • For zone-based time or presence-dependent switching (point 2.8.1) 
    • Reasonable economic payback time
      • LED module and control unit must be interchangeable
        • Minimum service life of the luminaire of 75,000h L80
      • For adaptive use regarding modification of the system to different weather conditions and traffic densities (point 2.8.2) 
        • Reasonable economic payback time
        • LED module and control unit must be interchangeable
        • Minimum service life of the luminaire of 75 000h L80
        • Adaptive by adjusting the lighting level
        • Adaptive by adjusting the light distribution or an efficiently selected static mast height/mast distance ratio
        • Total uniformity U0 of 0.55 (dry road) and 0.4 (wet road) – After installation, a photometric measurement must be performed
        • Lighting design must be provided by qualified partner

LED outdoor and street lighting:

  • 20 % funding (25 % for financially weak municipalities)
    Greenhouse gas savings of 50 % through highly efficient lighting including control technology (depending on time or presence)
  • 25 % funding (30 % for financially weak municipalities)
    Greenhouse gas savings of 50 % through highly efficient adaptive lighting including control technology (depending on weather and traffic density)

 

Special case – cycle path lighting

  • 40 % funding (60 % for financially weak municipalities) You receive funding according to point 2.11.2 of the municipal guidelines

 

KSJS extension:

  • Normal funding amount +5 % points

 

Commitment period:

  • 5 years

 

Minimum funding amount:

  • €5,000

 

Minimum amount Project size:

  • € 25,000 (at 20 % funding)
  • € 20,000 (at 25 % funding)
  • € 16,667 (at 30 % funding)

If the project size is not sufficient, there is the possibility to join together with other applicants.

 

External financing:

  • Permitted > at least 15 % own capital

Indoor lighting

Organizations entitled to receive funding:

  • Municipalities and 100 % municipal associations
  • Companies and institutions with at least 25 % municipal participation
  • Public, non-profit, religious schools, day care centers and universities or their sponsors
  • Religious communities with corporate status
  • Public and independent, non-profit youth workshops and child and youth welfare institutions
  • Sports clubs registered as non-profit
  • Cultural non-profit institutions
  • Workshops for disabled people

Refurbishment of the interior and hall lighting including regulation and control technology (point 2.9)

  • Reasonable economic payback period
  • System luminous efficacy min. 100 lm/W
  • Rated luminaire service life of 50,000h (L80)
  • Color rendering of min. 80 Ra
  • Control min. reference version according to EnEV Appendix 2 Table 1 for corresponding usage zone
  • Lighting design by qualified designers according to DIN EN 12464-1:2011-08 or for sports facilities according to DIN EN 12193

Also applies to the KSJS area

25 % funding (up to 30 % for financially weak municipalities):

  • For greenhouse gas savings of at least 50 %, compared to the old system through highly efficient lighting, including regulation and control technology (time or presence-dependent)

 

KSJS extension (day-care centers, schools, youth leisure facilities, sports facilities and swimming pools):

  • Facilities for the above uses receive an additional 5 % higher funding rate for the refurbishment of indoor and outdoor lighting systems.

Lighting for sports facilities

Associations recorded in the register of associations as being non-profit and with sports as the primary purpose of the association. Funding exclusively under Article 55 of Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014.

Refurbishment of the floodlighting system in combination with the installation of a control technology appropriate to the use

  • Acquisition of system components including control system
  • Expenditure for dismantling and proper disposal of the luminaires to be replaced
  • Expenditure for qualified personnel for installation
  • Expenditure for qualified personnel to complete photometric measurements
  • 25 % funding (20 % according to 2.8.1 and additional 5 % KSJS funding): for greenhouse gas savings of 50 % through highly efficient lighting, including regulation and control technology for time- and presence-dependent switching. In the case of lighting systems in a sports facility and other outdoor facilities that are not covered by street lighting, a lighting control system suitable for the intended use (e.g. two-stage for training and competition) must be installed as a special form of zonal switching. This can be done, for example, via a classic power reduction (LST circuit).
  • The luminaires must also satisfy the following aspects:
    • Reasonable economic payback time
    • LED module and control unit must be interchangeable
    • Minimum luminaire life of 75,000 h L80 B50
  • Debt financing permissible with at least 15 % equity

Contact

Rainer Wrenger
Application Manager

Phone +49 89 6213 4237
Email r.wrenger@remove.this.siteco.de

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