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Starting today, owners of digital counter solar panels can apply for a retroactive premium, which should compensate them for their financial loss following a ruling by the Constitutional Court.
At the beginning of this year, the court canceled the scheme with the default return meter: this also gave the owners of the digital meter solar panels the right to the old system, with a reversal meter and a consumer rate.
After the destruction, the Flemish government decided to give the owners a one-time compensation, which should guarantee a 5 percent return over 15 years. The digital counter opens to apply for the retroactive investment premium today, Tuesday, July 20.
Only those who already have a digital meter and solar panels installed before 2021 are eligible. Payment this year for all applicable installments must be made before mid-November. The deadline for applications is January 19, 2022.
If you still have an analog meter and solar panels installed before 2021, you can apply for a premium of up to six months after the digital meter is installed and until December 31, 2025 at the latest. However, the premium is decreasing every year pending the installation of a digital meter.