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. Funding is also provided for setting up heat networks and heat storage units

Since 2000, a total of around 1.8 million installations have received funding under the MAP. 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 (in German).