€3,000 SEAI grant
Power your home for less
CLAIM UP TO €3000
New rebate for Solar PV
Homeowners can now avail of a rebate to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems.
Solar Electricity Grant
This will reduce the electricity you currently purchase from your supplier and save you money. Support is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2011 and where SEAI have not previously provided support for solar PV system at that address. This is available for all new Solar PV installations from Tuesday 31st July 2018.
To find out if your home is eligible to avail of NEW grant please visit SEAI
Here’s how the process works.
Once you have received the information from SEAI that you are eligible to receive the grant you require from SEAI we can help you through the process of the installation of your new Solar system.
We arrange an appointment with you to visit and survey your property. We will discuss the best option available to you. We will then draw up our proposal detailing the products and pricing of the installation, payment options and the savings you can expect to see when you have your Solar PV system installed.
If you are happy with our proposal set out for your home, we arrange to have our team with you to carry out the installation within a few weeks. We will send you out our service agreement detailing the complete process of the installation for your review and signature and we will then arrange with you a suitable day to carry out the installation. In most cases the installation is completed in 1 day.
Once the installation is complete we will submit all the paperwork onto SEAI portal. The SEAI will verify all projects and sometimes will send an inspector onsite to carry out a detailed inspection of work carried out. A grant of up 3000 eur is available for the solar PV installed on your property
Once satisfied all paperwork is in order then the SEAI payment is approved which is usually within 6 weeks
How much of a grant you are entitled to receive depends on the size of the system you have had installed.
Installation of domestic solar PV system
A domestic solar PV system consists of a number of solar panels mounted to your roof (or in your garden) and connected into the electrical loads within your building. The solar panels generate DC (direct current – like a battery) electricity, which is then converted in an inverter to AC (alternating current – like the electricity in your domestic socket). Solar PV systems are rated in kilowatts (kW). A 1kW solar PV system would require 3 or 4 solar panels on your roof.
Any excess electricity produced can be stored in a battery, or other storage solution like your hot water immersion tank. It can also be exported from your house into the electrical network on your street.
Generating electricity from solar
The term ‘solar panel’ is often used interchangeably to describe the panels that generate electricity and those that generate hot water.
Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. These panels generate DC electricity when exposed to light.
Solar PV is the rooftop solar you see on homes and businesses. PV or photovoltaic solar panels turn daylight into electricity and provide you with energy and electricity to power your TV, kettle, toaster, phone charger, radio, oven and so on
Cheaper electricity bills
On average, a solar PV system can save between €200-€300 per year on your domestic electricity bill. This will make a big difference to you household running costs, allowing you to save for what really matters.
Improve your BER
By investing in solar PV, you will also be making an impact on the BER of your home. When it comes to selling your home, a higher BER will add value and help you achieve a higher sale price.
Reduce your emissions
Generating your own renewable electricity also has benefits for our environment. The energy you consume will be clean energy which cuts down on your greenhouse gas emissions.