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The Solar Electricity Grant provides a once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for your home. It is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). You must apply for the grant and receive a grant offer from SEAI before you get your solar panels and start any work.

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About the New Home SEAI grants for PVs

This grant will help you install Solar PV panels in your home to generate renewable electricity. Learn more about the grant values and how to apply below.

Grant value for solar electricity

* the grant is paid on a pro rata basis e.g. for a 2.5kWp system the grant value would be €1,950

Grant name Value Example
Solar PV grant €900 per kWp up to 2kWp €1800 for 2kWp solar panels

€300 for every additional kWp up to 4kWp

Total Solar PV grant capped at €2400

€2100 for 3kWp solar panels

€2400 for 4kWp solar panels

Who can apply

All homeowners, including private 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.

About the Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG)

The Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG) provides financial assistance to help businesses and other sectors to install solar PV panels to generate electricity on site. This technology reduces commercial electricity costs and increases security of supply, while enhancing a positive sustainability image. Grant funding is available for systems up to a maximum 1000kWp.

Why choose Solar PV?

Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. You can find out more about what they are and how we generate electricity from solar PV here.

Experience many benefits when you choose to install solar PV

  • Reduce your electricity costs.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability.
  • Contribute to reaching Ireland’s Climate goals.
  • Receive a government grant of up to €162,600.
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“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy what a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that”.

Thomas Edison, 1931

Grant Amounts for the Solar PV System

The grant amount you receive is based on the standard output of your solar PV system. A solar PV system with an output of a maximum 1000kWp can be grant funded through the scheme. If a larger size system is installed, then the installation will not be considered eligible to claim the NDMG grant. The maximum grant offering is €162,600* and this is available for systems from 1kWp to a maximum of 1000kWp.

*Figure based on the maximum system size of 1000kWp

Solar PV System Grant Value
1kWp* €900
2kWp €1,800
3kWp €2,100
4kWp €2,400
5kWp €2,400
6kWp €2,400
7kWp – 20kWp €300/kWp
21kWp – 200kWp €200/kWp
201kWp – 1000kWp (1MWp) €150/kWp

* kilo Watt peak (standard test output of a PV panel)
Example – A typical 30kWp solar PV system installed typically consists of 75 solar PV panels with an overall area of 125m2.

Example Solar PV System size and grant value

Example Solar PV System Size Grant Value
7kWp €2,700
15kWp €5,100
20kWp €6,600
30kWp €8,600
50kWp €12,600
100kWp €22,600
200kWp €42,600
300kWp €57,600
400kWp €72,600
500kWp €87,600
1000kWp €162,600 max grant value

Who can apply?

This grant is available to:

  • Businesses
  • The agricultural sector
  • Public sector bodies
  • Schools
  • Community centres
  • Non-profit societies

How to apply

1. Find and appoint a Registered SEAI Non-Domestic Microgen (Solar PV) Company

  • Select your preferred installation company from our Register. We recommend that you get a quote from several registered companies. You can find a list of Registered Non-Domestic Microgen (Solar PV) Companies here.
  • Before you apply for your grant, you must choose your preferred company and agree a formal contract with them for the agreed work.

2. Apply to SEAI for a Grant Offer

  • Apply for the grant online
  • Wait for your ‘letter of offer’ before starting the works.
  • Do not start works until you receive your ‘letter of offer’
  • Grant offers are valid for eight months from the date you receive your ‘letter of offer’

Top Tip – incorrect bank details can delay your grant payment. When entering your BIC and IBAN make sure the details are correct.

3. Your Company applies to ESB Networks

  • Your installer must apply to ESB Networks to connect the solar PV system to the electricity network.
  • They must do this before installing the solar PV system. This application process takes at least 4 weeks / 20 working days.

4. Install the Solar PV system

  • Once your connection to ESB has been approved, the installation can go ahead. You either pay the solar PV company or make a payment agreement.

5. Your Company submits evidence of works to SEAI

  • Your solar PV company will give you the documentation related to your installation. They will submit copies to SEAI electronically.
  • Top Tip – SEAI can only process grant payment once your solar PV company has uploaded ALL the required documentation. Try to get your solar PV company to upload ALL documentation ASAP after the installation, ideally within 1-3 days of completion.

6. SEAI process the Grant Offer based on the following;

  • Applications for payment can only be processed once ALL documentation has been uploaded.
  • From this point onwards, please allow between 4 to 6 weeks for payment, with additional time if an inspection is required. Please note, the payment timeline is 4 to 6 weeks from when SEAI receives ALL the required documentation from the solar PV company if the works are not selected for a SEAI inspection.
  • In line with the Department of Finance circular 44/2006, If you receive grants, subsidies or similar type payments from a government department or public authority of more than €10,000 during a calendar year, you will need a Tax Clearance Certificate. The eTC system allows you to apply for a Tax Clearance Certificate online. In general, you will have to apply using:
    • Revenue Online Service (ROS) if you are a business customer
    • More information on obtaining a Tax Clearance Certificate can be found on

For more information about how to apply, please download our Application Guide.

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