New SEAI Grants Available for Commercial Solar PV

Finally, the SEAI are providing grant support of up to €2,400 for solar PV installations for your company, farm, college, community centre, or other non-profit organisation.

About the Solar PV Grant

The Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG) gives financial assistance to aid organisations as well as other markets to install solar PV panels to create power on-site. This technology lowers commercial power costs as well as raising the safety and security of the electricity supply, all the while encouraging companies to opt for a greener way to power their business.

Grants are available for Solar PV installations up to 6kWp. A system of this size has the potential to save between €2,000 – €3000 per year, and with the current spiral in energy costs and the feed-in tariff finally up and running, these savings figures are likely to increase over the next few years.

The grant available is based on the overall output of your solar PV installation. Installations of up to 6kWp can be grant funded with this plan. 

The maximum grant offering is €2,400 and this is readily available for systems from 4kWp to a maximum of 6kWp. The amount available does decrease for systems below 4kWp. Check out what is available below

Non Domestic Solar PV Grant Available 

1kWp €900

2kWp €1,800

3kWp €2,100

4kWp €2,400

5kWp €2,400

6kWp (max) €2,400

Who Can Apply For The Non-Domestic Solar PV Grant

The grant is available to a multitude of people in a variety of sectors, we have listed them below.

  • Community centres
  • Farms 
  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Non-Profit Societies

How To Apply For The SEAI Grant 

  1. Locate and select a Registered SEAI Non-Domestic Microgen Company 

Before applying for your grant, you must pick your favoured Registered Non-Domestic Microgen Company and consent to an official agreement with them.

  1. Apply to the SEAI

Go online and apply for the grant. Await until you receive your ‘letter of offer’ before starting the job. Remember, do not start the job until you get your ‘letter of offer’. Your grant deals are valid for eight months from the day you obtain your ‘letter of offer’.

  1. Apply to ESB Networks

Your installer needs to contact ESB Networks to connect the solar PV system to the electrical energy network. They have to do this before installing the solar PV system.

This application process can take up to 4 weeks.

  1. Set Up the Solar PV system.

When your connection to ESB has been approved, the installation can proceed. Choosing the right company with years of experience and positive reviews can avoid headaches down the line 

  1. Your Installer sends proof of work to SEAI

Your solar PV installer will give you the documents relating to your solar PV install. They will also send copies to SEAI digitally.

  1. The Grant Offer is processed by the SEAI

Repayment Applications can only be processed once ALL paperwork has been uploaded. From then on, it can take 4 to 6 weeks for the repayment process to begin, additional time may be required if an assessment is called for. Note that the payment timeline is 4 to 6 weeks from when SEAI receives ALL the required documents.

Why Choose NRG Panel for Your Installer

All of this grant paperwork and ESB jargon may sound daunting. That’s why here at NRG Panel we have a dedicated grant coordinator who will assist you with the entire process and paperwork. More good news is that we actually wait on the grant payment from the SEAI so you don’t have to, once we find out that you are eligible, we deduct the grant amount from your initial payment. This means you have a lesser initial outlay and you don’t need to wait on the SEAI payments, sounds like a win win to us !!

Talk to Irelands Solar PV Experts Today  

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