The MAP is a funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy which provides incentives to make greater use of renewable energy to generate heat: private consumers, members of the professions, companies, municipalities and other eligible parties such as non-profit organisations receive a grant from the state if they replace their old heating system with an efficient solar thermal installation, biomass installation or heat pump. 

More than 1.5 million systems have been funded via the MAP since 2000. Private consumers can find more information and application forms on the website of the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control BAFA): See www.heizen-mit-erneuerbaren-energien.de. Businesses and municipalities using larger systems can find information on the website of the KfW.