Grants for Solar Panels
If you’re reading this, you are probably thinking about making the switch to solar PV and rightly so, with the electricity prices on an upward spiral it is not surprising that you would be looking for ways to reduce your ever-increasing electricity bills. With the climate crisis we find ourselves in, its only natural that you would want to do you bit for the environment to pave the way for a brighter future for our children and indeed many generations to come.
Sometimes we can get side-tracked by our busy work lives and held back by our stretched budgets, we tend to put things like solar panels and renewable energy on the backburner for another day, but the time is now, the electricity prices are not going down and the climate emergency is most certainly not getting any better.
Our government have been set the task to try to push the switch to renewable energy, they have set out a 2030 climate action plan to give us guidelines about to where we need to be in less than 10 years and the stark reality is that we are very far behind, not only these targets but also many other European countries when it comes to implementing renewable energy measures across the Irish isle.
Solar Panel Grant Eligibility (Solar PV)
Grant eligibility is another thing you need to take into consideration as not everyone can claim the SEAI grant entitlements, there is a misconception out there that the solar PV SEAI grants are means tested, this is incorrect, your income or employment status is not taken into account when assessing eligibility. To qualify for the grant you need to meet the following requirements.
- Home must be built and occupied prior to 2021
- You must never have been in receipt of a solar PV grant at this address in the past.
Grant paperwork can also be daunting, so it is always best to ask your installer if they have an in-house grant coordinator to handle all the paperwork.
If you are approved for the grant by the SEAI, the payment will be made into your nominated bank account within 4-6 weeks. Some installers will even deduct the grant amount from the initial cost, meaning that you don’t need to wait for the payment to come through and it reduces the capital you need for the initial investment.
Here at NRG Panel we are SEAI registered along with being triple ISO accredited.
We have a dedicated in-house grant co-ordinator who is on hand to answer any questions you may have, why not book a no obligation consultation to see if you are grant eligible.