Residential grant

  • The SEAI offer a grant which will help you with the cost of installing your Solar PV system in your home. 
  • But what are the requirements?
  • All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2021 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 2011.
  • How much does the grant cover?
€900 per kWp up to 2kWp (E.G  €1800 for 2kWp) 
Then €300 for every additional kWp above 2kwp.
This goes up to 4kWp. (e.g €2100 for 3kWp) 
Total Solar PV grant capped at €2400

(E.G €2400 for 4kWp solar panels)

How to apply

1. Appoint PowerCon Solar as your registered SEAI PV company 

Get in contact with us to request a design & quotation. If you are satisfied, then a formal contract agreement can be made in order 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. PowerCon Solar applies to ESB Networks

We apply to ESB Networks to connect the solar PV system to the electricity network. We do this before installing the Solar PV system.This application process takes approximately 4 weeks or 20 working days.

4. Install solar PV panels

Your solar PV system can now be installed. A payment agreement with PowerCon Solar can then be arranged. Finance is available.

5. Get a BER post works

A Building energy rating (BER) is required post PV works.The cost is included in the grant amount.

6. PowerCon Solar submits evidence of works to SEAI

Our company will then give you the documentation related to your installation. We will also submit copies to SEAI electronically.

7. SEAI process the claim

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

ACA incentive

Want to reduce your tax bill and your energy costs? Accelerated Capital Allowance is a tax incentive encouraging investment in energy saving technology.

The Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) is a tax incentive scheme that promotes investment in energy efficient products & equipment. The ACA is based on the long-standing ‘Wear and Tear Allowance’ for investment in capital plant and machinery, whereby capital depreciation can be compensated through a reduction in an organisation’s tax liability. 

The ACA scheme allows a sole trader, farmer or company that pays corporation tax in Ireland to deduct the full cost of the equipment from their profits in the year of purchase. As a result, the reduction in tax paid by the organisation in that year is currently 12.5% of the value of capital expenditure. By contrast, the Wear and Tear Allowance provides the same tax reduction, but this is spread evenly over an eight-year period. 

Eligibility for ACA 

Companies, sole traders, and farmers that operate and pay corporation tax in Ireland can avail of the ACA scheme. 

Equipment use:

The equipment purchased must be new and bought for use in a trade. It cannot be leased, let or hired to any person, body or organisation. 

Time period:

ACA can be claimed for the accounting period in which the equipment was first provided, as long as the equipment is included on the published list at some stage during that accounting period. 

Eligible costs and minimum expenditure:

ACA is available for costs directly related to providing the equipment. Expenditure on the technology must be equal to or exceed the minimum amounts for the relevant class of technology.

Tams grant

If eligible, the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) provides a 40-60% grant on a solar PV investment in grant aid. 

TAMS support is now available to support up to 11kW solar PV on dairy, beef, tillage and sheep farms. This complements the 40% support already available to the pig and poultry sector through the Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme 40%, which is not limited to 11kW.

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