The Sustainable Energy Authorities of Ireland [SEAI] provides the funding for your new solar photovoltaic panels, and nearly all residences occupied before the year 2021 are eligible.
The amount you receive is determined by the size of the system you have installed, as measured by the peak power output of your solar panels [in kilowatts / kWp].
|System Dimension||Grant Worth||Solar-Panel Arrays|
|2.5 kWp||1,950 Euros||~12 m2
6 to 8 panels
|3.0 kWp||2,100 Euros||~14 m2
7 to 10 panels
|3.5 kWp||2,250 Euros||~17 m2
8 to 12 panels
|4.0 kWp||2,400 Euros||~19 m2
9 to 13 panels
Other items installed [such as immersion diverters and batteries] have no effect on the grant amount.
The grant is given to a homeowner as a one-time payment after all work is done.
To be eligible for the grant, you must meet a number of requirements.
The total amount of grant assistance supplied is determined by the total size of the installation. It is calculated using the peak generation capability of your solar arrays, which is typically expressed in kilowatts or kWp.
Only the actual expense will be repaid when the level of spending falls below the optimum grant value.
The grant can be utilized to purchase and install a solar photovoltaic system on your property, including labor and equipment.
The grant value you receive is only conditional on the installation of solar panels; there is no additional grant for items such as immersion diverters and batteries.
The SEAI used to offer a subsidy for solar battery storage, but it was cancelled a few years back.
If you want a rough guess, see our Guide to Photovoltaic Solar Prices for Houses. It includes sample estimates for a variety of home sizes and shapes, so you can get a sense of what would fit in what size house.
For a more precise estimate, we will gladly provide you with your own personalized quote for an installation of solar panels. As a step in the procedure, one of our specialists will visit your home and perform an on-site evaluation. We study and consider criteria such as your energy expenses, when you consume energy, the age as well as condition of your home, and so on. We also look at the roof's construction, the building's orientation, the angle of the roof, as well as any local shading impacts from trees or surrounding structures. We use specialized solar software applications to find the best solution for you as well as your property in order to maximize your energy efficiency.
We don't hire flashy salespeople. First and foremost, our technical professionals are there to provide the right advice. We will examine your situation and present to you all your alternatives. We will assist you in determining the finest solar PV system for your goals and then provide you with a quote for your solar photovoltaic [PV] system. We do not mind if you do not enlist us; we're content knowing you were properly instructed and that you're doing your part to help the environment.
You certainly can. Nevertheless, the award will only support the system's initial 4 kWp. Additional kWp are not eligible for grant relief.
The solar photovoltaic scheme also accommodates ground-mount PV systems that meet the parameters of the solar photovoltaic scheme.
No, SEAI grant authorization is not dependent on planning approval.
Solar panel installation on private property is excluded from planning authorization. Since October 7th, 2022, there has been no limit to the size of solar panels that can be mounted on the rooftops of residences everywhere in the nation. Solar panel installations will be capable of completely covering a house's roof. The old 12 m2 or 50 percent roof limit for houses has been lifted nationwide.
There are, however, some exceptions. Properties in solar protection zones, for example, may be required to obtain planning clearance under particular conditions. Solar safeguarding areas are required to handle aviation safety issues because of the unexpected impact of glare and glint caused by expanding solar development near hospitals and airports [which possess helipads].
Our specialists will be available to help you and guide you on planning permit requirements.Additional information on solar panel planning permission in Ireland
Before you can submit an application, you need a signed agreement with a SEAI-authorized solar panel installer [like us]. To qualify for the SEAI photovoltaic grant, the contractor you choose must be accredited with the SEAI.
Submit your application on the SEAI's official site for the solar energy grant. Our SEAI Solar Photovoltaic Grant Application Manual can assist you with the application procedure. It's simple, and we're here to help if you have any questions. The approval is usually almost instantaneous; most customers will get an email in a matter of minutes stating that their SEAI solar photovoltaic panels grant has been accepted. This approval is required before any work may begin.
Following that, your solar panels will be installed as well as "commissioned," which is just a fancy name for conducting the regular testing and turning on your new system.
We can submit our papers to the SEAI agency as soon as your PV system becomes operational. This is to indicate to the SEAI confirming that we, as an SEAI-licensed solar installer, have installed your system and it is operational.
A post-works BER certification with your new enhanced building energy rating is also required.
It usually takes them about 6 weeks from the time they receive that confirmation before the money gets into your account.
Private individuals must submit applications, not businesses or contractors. We understand how frightening and confusing these things can appear, so our kind and knowledgeable team will be available to help you through the entire process.