Heat your water easily with our solar thermal grants.

The benefits

Grant value

Energy Efficient MeasuresGrant Value
Solar thermal grant €1200

Do more, receive more

If you complete three measures your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four measures your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

Based on average number of occupants

This type of grant is approved for the measure being applied to your full home. The measures 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 2006 can apply. Homes built from 2006 onwards should have been constructed to the 2003 Building Regulations and should not need significant upgrades. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed.

Planning considerations

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.

Download A Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Thermal For Hot Water

How to apply

  1. Find out more about how you can apply for a Better Energy Home grant
  2. 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.

Contact us

Call 1850 927 000
Email info@betterenergyhomes.ie