Public invitation for co-financing projects using renewable energy sources designed exclusively for the tourism sector was opened in 2015 (worth 13 million DKK). The goal was to encourage the use of solar energy in camps, investing in solar thermal systems and increase the efficiency of cooling systems in hotels and other tourist facilities. Although the primary goal of that public invitation was to introduce solar heating systems in the camps, it did not not preclude encouragement of the use of solar energy in other tourist facilities, especially for small hotels and resorts.
The Ministry of Economy expects that by 2020 the share of renewable energy in the gross domestic energy spending will reach 35% once the power output of conventional hydroelectric plants has been factored into the equation as well.
As Croatia became a member of the European Union on July 1, 2013, the country has already adjusted most of its energy sector regulations and development plans to enable smooth integration into the European energy market. When it comes to energy efficiency, the focus in the upcoming period will be placed on heating, cooling and transportation.