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Solar PV and EV Grants – What grants are available in Ireland, how much and how do I apply?

Solar PV and EV Grants 
What grants are available in Ireland, how much and how do I apply?
Electric Vehicles

What is available?

A private EV owner can apply for a grant of up to €600 against the cost of installing a home charger. The scheme is run by the Government through the SEAI.

Are there conditions attached?

There are some conditions but none too onerous. We can help you through the process if you have any concerns about it. The main eligibility criteria are that:

– You must have bought the vehicle after January 1st 2018
– You must be the owner of the vehicle
– You must have off street parking

How do I apply?

Simple. Gather the details of your vehicle and the click this link and follow the steps. EV Home Charger Grant

If you would like advice on the most suitable charger for your vehicle, click our guide here or simple call us and we can advise.

On Street parking options

In July of 2021, the first attempts were made by government to address the issue of homes with no off street parking. Minister Eamon Ryan announced funding for a scheme to address this.

Domestic Solar Panels

The Solar PV Scheme provides a once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and/or a battery energy storage system in homes. These are grants that are available to homeowners in Ireland through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

What is available?

The total maximum grant available for domestic solar panels is €3,000. This is split €2,400 for your PV system and €600 towards the cost of a battery. (Pease note that in 2022, this grants was changed from €3,000 to €2,400) 

Are there conditions attached?

To apply for the grant under this scheme, you are required to apply and receive approval prior to commencing the work. This grant may only be claimed once and is subject to the following:

– You must be the owner of a house built prior to 2011
– You must use a registered, Safe Electric Installer
– You must use new materials that are not already covered by any other grant

Once you have completed the work, you will require a Declaration of Works completed by the registered installer and you will be required to conduct a Building Energy Rating (BER) on the building.

How do I apply?

The application process is online or by post. To apply online, click here and if you are apply by post, you will require an application form to be sent to you by the SEAI.

If you require any help, simply contact one of our team by email, online form or call us at 01-298 8330