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Solar Panel Grants Ireland

Solar Panel Grants Available in Ireland

If you’re looking to invest in solar panels in Ireland, there are several grants available that can make the transition to renewable energy more affordable.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers substantial incentives through its Solar PV Grant.
This grant is designed for homeowners, landlords, and non-domestic entities like businesses and public organisations

Home Solar Grants

Homeowners in Ireland can receive up to €2,100 using the SEAI Solar PV Grant to offset the cost of installing solar panels.
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Commercial Solar Grants

Non-domestic entities like businesses and public bodies can receive grants up to €162,600 for installing solar PV systems on their premise.
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Agricultural Solar Grants

The TAMS II On-Farm Solar PV Grant aids farmers by covering up to 60% of the installation costs for young, qualified farmers and 40% for others.

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Solar Panels Grant Incentives in Ireland

These grants not only reduce the upfront cost of installing solar panels but also contribute to ongoing savings on energy bills, enhance energy security, and improve the sustainability credentials of your property.
To explore your options and start the application process, visit the SEAI’s website for solar grants and consider reaching out to us for a quote and professional guidance.

Solar Panel Grants for Homeowners

Homeowners can receive grants to help cover the cost of purchasing and installing solar panels. The amount available through the SEAI grant is calculated based on the system’s size, up to a maximum of €2,100 for a 4 kWp system.

Eligibility for the Homeowner Solar Panel Grant

To be eligible, your home must have been built and occupied before the 31st of December 2020, and you must not have received previous funding for solar PV at the same property.

How to Apply for the Homeowner Solar Grant

The process begins by selecting a registered installer like Alternative Energy, applying for the grant and completing the installation within specified timelines.
More information on the application process and requirements can be found on the SEAI’s official website.

Non-Domestic Solar Panel Grants

Commercial and non-domestic organisations in Ireland can take advantage of substantial grants for solar PV installations, with funding available up to €162,600. These grants are intended to support the adoption of sustainable energy solutions, reduce operational costs, and enhance the environmental profile of businesses.

Who Can Apply for the Non-Domestic Solar Grant

  • Businesses
  • The agricultural sector
  • Public sector bodies
  • Schools
  • Community centres
  • Non-profit societies

How to Apply for the Non-Domestic Solar Grant

The process begins by selecting a registered installer like Alternative Energy, applying for the grant and completing the installation within specified timelines.
More information on the application process and requirements can be found on the SEAI’s official website.

TAMS II On-Farm Solar PV Grant

The TAMS II On-Farm Solar PV Grant supports agricultural enterprises by subsidising up to 40% of the installation costs for solar energy systems, and up to 60% for young, qualified farmers. This grant is targeted at energy-intensive farm types like dairy and poultry, helping them transition to renewable energy, decrease operational costs, and increase sustainability on the farm.

Agricultural Solar Panel Grants

This initiative aims to promote the adoption of solar energy in farms, which often face high energy demands. By integrating solar PV systems, farms can significantly reduce their reliance on traditional energy sources, lowering energy costs and improving overall sustainability.

How to Apply for the TAMS II On-Farm Solar PV Grant

The process begins by selecting a registered installer like Alternative Energy, applying for the grant and completing the installation within specified timelines.
More information on the application process and requirements can be found on the GOV.ie website.

How to Qualify for the Grants

After You've Qualified for the Grant

Arrange a Post Works BER

You must have a post-work Building Energy Rating (BER) performed before your grant may be processed. You need to hire a BER assessor to achieve this.

We Will Send the Paperwork

As soon as your solar PV installation becomes operational, we will send the required documents and paperwork to the SEAI online. This is to certify that we, as a SEAI-registered solar PV installer, have installed your photovoltaic system and that it is operational.

Receive Your Grant Payment

Payment applications can be processed only when all the necessary paperwork has been uploaded. Also, your BER assessor should have completed and published the post-work BER. After this, payment typically takes around 4 to 6 weeks, plus additional time if an inspection is necessary.

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Scanner Shackletons Milling
Scanner Shackletons Milling
2024-02-27
We had been considering the installation of Solar PV for quite a while. I visited many commercial premises that had installed solar panels to research the process, before deciding on Alternative Energy as our provider. Jerome, Ronan and their team did a top class job of designing, installing and commissioning our system, with minimum disruption to the every day running of our factory. All the required paperwork and forms were completed for our ESB Network connection and our SEAI grant application. Our phone app allows us to monitor our usage and get live information of solar production. I am now looking at installing a second system on another premises and plan on using Jerome and Ronan once again. Their standard of workmanship is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy as a solar provider. Mark Birnie Director Shackletons Milling.
Kendra Reynolds
Kendra Reynolds
2024-01-19
The guys were recommended to me by a friend. Price was good and they were lovely to deal with. I'm not usually one for leaving reviews but they went the extra mile so I thought it was only fair. We actually had a faulty inverter out of the box, the guys took up the case with the manufacturer and got us a replacement fitted within a week, so fair play.
Gerry Cummins
Gerry Cummins
2023-12-13
Excellent service and excellent value for money. They came on the planned date and installed, tested and commissioned the solar PV panel system over two days. Both the roofing team and the electricians carried out their work in a professional manner. They answered and explained any questions I asked, they discussed with me beforehand what they would do, they explained how the system operates and what apps I needed to download and they tidied up fully when they were finished. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy to anyone based on their excellent service and professionalism.
Dawn O'Connor
Dawn O'Connor
2023-11-20
Alternative Energy installed our solar PV system with hot water diverter in May 2023, fantastic service from initial contact with salesperson, very experienced and friendly installation team, excellent handover on how the installed system works plus assistance with drawdown of the SEAI grant. We highly recommend ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
paul mac
paul mac
2023-11-16
The guys at alternative energy installed our solar system 7 years ago, it was well installed and works brilliantly, they are always very happy to help with any questions even 7 years later. Highly recommend, great guys!
Linda Muldoon
Linda Muldoon
2023-11-13
Alternative energy installed my solar panels I would highly recommend them a very professional company arrived on time got the job done in record time explained everything and I must say I am very pleased with the end result can see some savings already so a very pleased customer.
Greg Carey
Greg Carey
2023-11-10
Great company to deal with and really professional both pre- and post-installation. Always available to answer any questions and the installation itself was really quick. Very happy with my setup now and having the ability to charge my EV car for free is a huge bonus.
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Jabberwokk Account
2023-11-06
Superb, unparalleled quality of installation and service. We've had 3 solar PV installations by Alternative Energy and they'll get our recommendation to each prospective customer..
Tracey O Neill
Tracey O Neill
2023-11-06
Great company to deal with….very happy with the savings from our solar panels and Eddi hot water system. Would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy!
kieran brett
kieran brett
2023-11-06
Very pleased with 5.5kw install by this company. They were very competitive with pricing. Very helpful both in sizing the system and advising what best suited my property. Install done over 2 days, no fuss, good workmanship, all paperwork completed thoroughly. Queries post install were dealt with professionally and efficiently and to my complete satisfaction. Would definitely recommend this company for solar installation.
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