SEAI Launch New Grant for Solar PV

SEAI now offer homeowners a grant of up to €3,800 to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems. This will reduce the electricity which homeowners will need to draw from the grid. The generated electricity can be used to cover the base load of the home and the excess can be stored using battery storage solutions and to generate hot water.

It is desirable to maximise the amount of solar electricity you use in your home by sizing the solar PV system to meet your demand, and by using energy storage solutions. Support is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2011.

The grant is available for all new Solar PV installations from Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Full details available from SEAI


Heat Merchants Solar PV Solutions

Heat Merchants have brought together suppliers of innovative and superior quality solar photovoltaic system components to offer a complete solution for micro-generation in domestic, commercial and agricultural projects.

Our technical design team will provide technical advice, specification, schematics and support services for any Solar Photovoltaic installations.

  • Solar Photovoltaic Modules Q Cells
  • Solar PV Mounting System Sun Fixings
  • Solar Inverters ZeverSolar
  • Battery Storage Prime Hybrid Energy
  • Electric Vehicle Charging EV Box
    Download brochure for more details


    Grant amounts available

    • Solar PV * €700/kWp
    • Battery Storage System €1,000
    • * €700 for every kWp up to max 4kWp. Any installation over 2kWp must install a battery.

    The Benefits

    Cheaper electricity bills

    On average, a solar PV system can save between €200-€300 per year on your domestic electricity bill.

    Improve your BER

    By investing in solar PV, you will also be making an impact on the BER of your home. When it comes to selling your home, a higher BER will add value and help you achieve a higher sale price.

    Reduce your emissions

    Generating your own renewable electricity also has benefits for our environment. The energy you consume will be clean energy which cuts down on your greenhouse gas emissions


    How to apply

    1. Check if you're eligible for the grant

    Complete a short questionnaire to check if you are eligible for the scheme. You will receive an email shortly afterwards stating whether you are eligible or not.

    2. Appoint a registered SEAI solar PV installer.

    If you are eligible, appoint a registered PV installer. Only an installer who is on SEAI’s Renewable Installers Register for Solar PV can certify the installation. View list of registered Solar PV installers

    3. Install your solar PV panels

    Proceed with your installation. Once the installation is complete, your installer will provide you with the required documentation you need to claim your grant payment.

    4. Claim your grant payment

    Please ensure you have all the documents you need to claim your grant payment. Our online payment system will open in October. However all solar PV systems installed from Tuesday 31st July will be eligible for payment.

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