There are several indirect measures like taxes on fossil fuels and energy efficiency requirements for new buildings.
Support measures that directly support emission reductions may be relevant for solar heating systems, Klimatklivet is one such support measure, where local and regional investments receive support for emission reductions. For solar buildings, the main incentive can still be considered to be local energy and climate policies.
Reducing process related emissions and achieving negative greenhouse gas emissions in Swedish industry have been highlighted in the transition to a sustainable energy system. In order to support the transition, Sweden has introduced a long term support scheme for industry. Within this support scheme measures that contribute to reducing industry related greenhouse gas emissions can get grants, where solar heating for industrial processes may receive support.
A generally applicable tax deduction is possible for all refurbishments, rebuilding, and add-on building, including solar thermal systems. This subsidy can give up to a 30% reduction in labor costs for installation and connection of solar panels and associated equipment. Labor costs are generally 30% of the total investment cost, including VAT. The tax reduction is then 30% of this amount.