No. If you use the free solar panel scheme through Zonneplan, solar panels will be installed free of charge, and no financial contribution will be required, not even through a rent increase.
Vesteda wants to improve the energy performance of its buildings by installing solar panels. This increases the number of points that the building scores on the home valuation system, so it also improves the value of the building. To determine the maximum rent of a home, it is allocated points for aspects such as size, kitchen and bathroom facilities, and energy performance. Installing solar panels boosts the energy performance of your home, improving its quality and, in turn, increasing its number of points. The higher number of points currently only leads to a rent increase for tenants who already pay the maximum rent for their regulated rental property. However, even for those tenants, having free solar panels installed can still be a financial gain, as they can greatly reduce energy consumption. In addition, the number of points is influenced by official value of the property as determined by the municipality and the methodology of the home valuation system. These factors may also affect the number of points of your home.
If solar-panel installation forms part of a wider renovation that involves things like installing double glazing and insulating cavity walls and the roof, then the rent may be slightly increased.