Generate renewable electricity for your home using solar photovoltaic panels.

About the grant

This grant will help you install Solar PV panels in your home to generate renewable electricity. A battery storage grant is available for larger solar PV systems, to store excess electricity generated during daytime hours. Learn about the grant values and how to apply.

Grant value for solar electricity

Grant name Value Example

Solar PV grant

€900 per kWp up to 2kWp

€1800 for 2kWp solar panels

 

€300 for every additional kWp up to 4kWp if you get a battery.

Total Solar PV grant capped at €2400

€2100 for 3kWp solar panels plus €600 for the battery

€2400 for 4kWp solar panels plus €600 for the battery

Battery storage grant

€600 grant

For larger solar PV systems

Who can apply

All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. This is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.

Before you apply

Before you invest in Solar PV it's worth doing some research. See what the planning considerations are, estimate the payback and see if your home is ready for renewables.

Learn about Solar PV

How to apply

1. Find and appoint a registered SEAI solar PV company

Get quotes from a couple of registered companies. Choose a company and agree a formal contract with them to get the works done.

2. Apply to SEAI for grant offer

Apply for your grant and wait for your grant offer before you start the works. Do not start works until you receive the grant offer. Grant offers are valid for eight months.

3. Installer applies to ESB Networks

Your installer must apply to ESB Networks to connect the solar PV system to the electricity network. They must do this before installing the Solar PV system. This application process takes at least 4 weeks / 20 working days.

4. Install solar PV panels

Your solar PV system can now be installed. You either pay the installer or make a payment agreement.

5. Get a BER post works

A post works BER is required. The cost is included in the grant amount.

7. Contractor submits evidence of works to SEAI

Your solar PV company will give you the documentation related to your installation. They will submit copies to SEAI electronically.

8. SEAI process the claim

Please allow up to 6 weeks for payment, with additional time if an inspection is required.

Find a registered installer

Compare home energy options

There are a number of options to get a full home energy upgrade. Compare them and take a step towards a warmer, more energy efficient home.

  • Free Energy Upgrade

    Free home energy upgrade service for qualifying homeowners

    Fully funded by SEAI

    All home upgrade costs covered

    Managed by SEAI and includes:

    • home survey
    • contractor selection
    • contractor works
    • follow up BER

    Who this is for

    • qualifying homeowners in receipt of certain welfare benefits
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  • One Stop Shop Service

    Complete home energy upgrade solution

    Part funded with SEAI grants

    Approximately a third of the cost for a typical family home

    Managed by a One Stop Shop including:

    • home energy assessment
    • grant application
    • project management
    • contractor works
    • follow up BER

    Who this is for

    • homeowners and landlords
  • Individual Grants

    Selection of individual grants for home energy upgrades

    Part funded with SEAI grants

    Approximately a third of the cost for a typical family home

    Homeowners manage their upgrades including:

    • contractor selection
    • grant application
    • contractor works
    • follow up BER

    Who this is for

    • homeowners and landlords

Plan your home energy upgrade

Your home energy upgrade journey should be done in 3 steps. Following this process gives you the best results for your investment at every stage.

3 steps to a warmer home

Contact us

Call: 01808 2004
Email: info@seai.ie