ELIGIBILITY

SEAI offer homeowners a grant of up to €3,800 to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems.

Check if you're eligible for the grant
  • Available to any house built before 2011 or built to 2008 building regulations only.

  • Homeowners can connect up to 6kW of Solar PV to the ESB grid.

  • The grant is payable on systems up to 4kW so if installing 6kW you will get grant support on the first 4kW and the last 2kW you pay for in full.

  • Grant aid is €700 per kW for Solar PV and €1000 one-off for battery.

  • The grant for Solar PV without battery is payable up to 2kW, between 2-4kW you need to install a battery to get further grant payment.

  • You have to pay for the system in full then claim the grant back from SEAI after installation.

  • You will receive a BER energy performance certificate after the Solar PV is installed to show improved efficiency of your home.

How to Apply for an SEAI Grant

You can either apply online on the SEAI website or by post by filling out a form and sending it to the SEAI.
You will be notified if you have been accepted within five working days, after which you have 30 days to accept the offer.
If you do not reply within 30 days your offer will be cancelled and you will have to re-apply again.
Please check you are eligible with the eligibility checker.
The cash grants are usually based upon 30% of the average cost of the proposed system.
Solarfix are a SEAI regisiered contractor and a SEAI registered contractor must be used to install the system and any building or installation works associated with the grant.

Before starting your SEAI grant application there are some important pieces of information you will need ready.

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  1. Your MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number. This is an 11 digit number located at the top of your electricity bill.

  2. A valid e-mail address and phone number for the SEAI to contact you regarding you application.

  3. Details of your home that prove the property was built and occupied before 2011.

  4. Details of your contractor, who needs to be fully registered and approved by the SEAI (Solarfix are SEAI registered and approved).

Online checker

Complete a short questionnaire to check if you are eligible for the scheme. You will receive an email shortly afterwards stating whether you are eligible or not.

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