Heat your water easily with our solar water heating grants.
|Energy Upgrades||Grant Value|
|Solar water heating grant||€1200|
Do more, receive more
If you complete three upgrades your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four upgrades your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.
If you are doing a major renovation of your home and want to significantly improve the energy rating, you may be interested in our Deep Retrofit Grant.
Based on average number of occupants
This type of grant is approved for the energy upgrade being applied to your full home. The upgrades are completed based on the average number of people that could live in a home of your size, rather than the actual number of occupants. If enough collectors are not installed this may result in non-payment of the grant. It is important that this compliance check is carried out by the registered Contractor before work starts.
For further information, please refer to our Solar Technical Guidance and Compliance Calculator.
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. Note that this is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.
When installing a solar thermal system, it is important to note that the total collector area must not exceed 12m2 or 50% of the home's total roof area, otherwise planning permission will be required. We recommend that you discuss this requirement with your registered contractor.
How to apply
- Find out more about how you can apply for a home energy grant
- Ready to apply? Start your application online
You must complete the works and submit the paperwork within 6 months from the date of the grant offer. You can find the expiry date in your offer letter.
Free upgrades for eligible homes
If your home was built and occupied before 2006 and you are in receipt of social welfare payments, you may be eligible for free energy efficiency improvements.