SEAI Solar PV Pilot Scheme

 

About the SEAI Solar PV Grant

The Environment Minister Denis Naughten TD announced a NEW Government funded grant Especially for Residential Solar PV and Energy Storage on the 29th of July 2018 with an immediate effect.

Mr Nuaghten says:

“Turning your home into a renewable power station is now one step closer. Microgeneration is an incredibly exciting space that will allow citizens in local communities to generate their own electricity and contribute towards Ireland’s climate action targets.

With this grant that I am announcing today, a typical 3-bed semi-detached house would spend about €1,800 on a solar panel system and would save approximately €220 per year on their electricity bills.”

The New Solar PV Grant program is run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

 

Who Qualify for the New Solar PV Grant?

  • Any Home Owners, whose house built and accommodated before 2011.
  • The PV Development was completed and Signed off after the 29th of July 2018.
  • The House hasn`t received grant support from SEAI for Solar PV previously.

 

 

Who Qualify for the New Solar Battery Grant?

  • Any Home Owners, whose house built and accommodated before 2011.
  • The PV Development was completed and Signed off after the 29th of July 2018.
  • The House hasn`t received grant support from SEAI for Solar Battery previously.
  • Existing PV Owners can upgrade their Solar PV system with Battery Storage System.
  • New Home Owners can apply for Solar PV + Battery or Solar Battery Storage Grant Alone.

 

 

How Much SEAI Grant Can you Get?

 

Solar PV Grant Explanation in Chart

Solar PV System SizeAnnual Estimated Output in kWHPV Modules QTYProjected Annual Savings*SEAI Grant for PV OnlySEAI Grant for PV + Battery Technology**SEAI Battery Upgrade Grant Only***
0.6 kWP600 kWH2 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 111€ 420€ 1420€ 1000
0.9 kWP900 kWH3 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 166€ 630€ 1630€ 1000
1.2 kWP1200 kWH4 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 222€ 840€ 1840€ 1000
1.5 kWP1500 kWH5 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 277€ 1050€ 2050€ 1000
1.8 kWP1800 kWH6 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 333€ 1260€ 2260€ 1000
2.4 kWP2400 kWH8 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 444€ 1400€ 2680€ 1000
3.0 kWP3000 kWH10 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 555€ 1400€ 3100€ 1000
3.6 kWP3600 kWH12 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 666€ 1400€ 3520€ 1000
4.2 kWP4200 kWH14 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 777€ 1400€ 3800€ 1000
4.8 kWP4800 kWH16 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 888€ 1400€ 3800€ 1000
5.4 kWP5400 kWH18 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 999€ 1400€ 3800€ 1000
6.0 kWP6000 kWH20 x 300WP Monocrystalline€ 1110€ 1400€ 3800€ 1000
Explanation:
*Projected Annual Savings were calculated with 18.5c / kWH Electricity (Day) Rate.
**Where PV and Battery Technology Combined for SEAI Grants, both Technology installation and commission needs to be made at the same time to qualify for the SEAI Grant.
*** Applies for Home Owners, who have Solar PV Already and wish to upgrade with a Grant Aided Solar Battery Technology and the Battery storage capacity needs be minimum 2kWH at least.

 
 

How do I claim my SEAI Solar PV Pilot Grant?

The Seven Steps will be as follows:

  • Step 1) – You get in touch with SaveMeMoney, we help you to identify the Best Solar PV and Storage Option for your Needs.
  • Step 2) – SaveMeMoney Plan your Solar PV development with you and schedule the install for you.
  • Step 3) – SaveMeMoney Installs your New Solar PV Array with your Battery (If you choose one) and Complete the Commission & Setup Process.
  • Step 4) – SaveMeMoney organise the BER Test / Cert for you and prepare your paperwork for a successful Grant Application.
  • Step 5) – SaveMeMoney Upload your Paperworks on your behalf to SEAI, within 5 working days of Full Completion.
  • Step 6) – You get an email Notification from SEAI in Relation to your expected Grant Payment Date.
  • Step 7) – You get in touch with SaveMeMoney, we help you to identify the Best Solar PV and Storage Option for your Needs.

 

Grants Available

 

You can Combine HRI with the followings SEAI Grants as Well:

 

 

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Download Solar PV Brochure for Home Owners