Where to start with renewable heat supports
SEAI offers financial support to help your business move to renewable heat. Learn more about your options and find out if you are eligible.
Concerned about the cost of moving to renewable heat?
SEAI gives businesses an incentive to make the switch. The heat pump grant and biomass or biogas tariff will help bridge the gap between the installation and operating costs of renewable heat. This financial incentive is called the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH).
SSRH financial supports
There are two types of financial supports available under the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat. If eligible, your business may apply for one of these support schemes.
1. Installation grant
An installation grant of up to 30% for investment in renewable heating systems using:
- Air source heat pumps
- Ground source heat pumps
- Water source heat pumps
2. Operational support
Ongoing financial support in the form of a tariff. This tariff will support the operation of your renewable heating system for up to 15 years. The tariff is based on useable heat output in renewable heating systems. This can apply to new heating system installations or installations that convert from fossil fuel to:
- Biomass boilers or biomass HE CHP heating systems
- Biogas (anaerobic digestion) boilers or biogas HE CHP heating systems
Talk to an expert
It's important to know which renewable heating system is right for your business. We recommend that you begin by speaking to an energy consultant or other professional. They can help you evaluate how suitable your businesses is for biomass, biogas or heat pumps. In many cases, energy consultants can also guide you through your application for our Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH).
Who can apply
SSRH is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.
Applicants must be able to show:
- conversion from fossil fuel
- eligible heat use (space or process)
- compliance with eco-design standards
- heating system design according to building regulations and other relevant regulations
- qualified designers and installers who are competent to carry out works
- that recipients of payments meet solvency and tax clearance requirements
Before you apply
We recommend that you begin by speaking to an energy consultant or other professional. They can help you evaluate how suitable your businesses is for biomass, biogas or heat pumps. In many cases, energy consultants can also guide you through your application for our Support Scheme for Renewable Heat.
Check to see if you’re eligible:
- Read an Overview of the Support Scheme
- Terms and Conditions of the Support Scheme Renewable Heat
- Operating rules and guidelines
Grant Scheme Operating rules and guidelines
Tariff Scheme Operating rules and guidelines
If your project is eligible for support, you can begin the application process. You may want to consult with an expert to guide you through the required steps.Find out more and apply