SEAI has recently announced a grant scheme for retrofitting solar panels for producing electricity (PV panels) to houses built before 2011. The grant is substantial at €700 per kw of solar panel installed and an extra €1000 for battery storage. This is a game changing grant for Irish households as it makes solar pv a great option for reducing electricity costs and carbon emissions for normal houses in Ireland.
It is estimated that 500,000 homes, 50,000 businesses, and 75,000 farms have suitable roof space for Solar Panel systems. If you would like to generate your own clean electricity please get in touch.
Solar PV systems bigger than 2 kW will need to install a battery to qualify for the grant funds. The battery element of the install is worth an extra €1000 on top of the €700 per kW for the solar panels. People with existing PV systems can also apply for the battery grant if they want to add storage. The grant covers a lot of the hardware costs in many cases so is well worth looking at.
More information on the Solar Grant is available from SEAI here.