Domestic Solar PV & Battery Storage Grants - Up to €3,000
The SEAI are offering homeowners a grant to support installation of Solar Photovoltaic panels to generate clean electricity.
The SEAI offer grants to homeowners installing Solar PV and battery storage provided you meet certain installation criteria and your property was built prior to 2011.
With help from an SEAI grant, you can improve your BER rating, lower your electricity costs and reduce your carbon emissions.
If you installed a 2KW system which is roughly 6/7 solar panels you will receive an €1,800 grant.
For each additional KW of power installed over 2KW you will receive an additional €300 grant. The grant conditions stipulate that any Solar installation more than 2kW must install a battery.
The total grant available for solar PV is €2,400.
If you install a 3kW solar panel system with battery storage you will receive a grant of €2,100 for the solar panels and €600 for the battery. Total grant of €2,700.
If you install a 4kW solar panel system with battery storage you will receive a grant of €2,400 for the solar panels and €600 for the battery. Total grant of €3,000.
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Commercial Solar Grants - Up to 30%
The SEAI are offering businesses grant support of up-to 30% on the installation of solar PV panels.
There are Solar PV grants of up to 30% available to private businesses, large commercial buildings, and private companies through the SEAI Better Energy Community (BEC) scheme.
Swyft Energy can offer businesses an end to end solution when applying for a grant through the Better Energy Communities scheme.
Better Energy Communities Grants
Swyft Energy have a dedicated engineering and customer solutions team on hand to help you design and bring your your project to life which includes applying for available grants.
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TAMS II - Targeted Agricultural Modernisation scheme are offering up to 60% grant for farmers
TAMS II first opened in June 2015 and is set to run until December 2020. This scheme is co-funded by the EU and the national exchequer under the Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) with a total allocation of over €395m over its duration.
TAMS II aims to provide farmers with grant aid to improve and/or build a specific range of farm buildings or purchase equipment that may benefit their farm businesses.
Solar energy is a clean and affordable alternative to traditional energy. It is a great fit for farms with existing outbuildings on site and can generate a return on your investment.
Payments Under TAMS
TAMS II - Targeted Agricultural Modernisation scheme
Farmers considering entering TAMS II need to make an investment of at least €2,000 to be eligible for grant aid under this scheme.
According to the Department of Agriculture, grant aid will only be paid on approved, completed and eligible expenditure.Under
TAMS II, individual farmers can apply for grant aid of 40% on investments up to a ceiling of €80,000, this is a maximum individual payment of €32,000.
Farmers which reach this grant aid ceiling are not eligible to apply for any other of the TAMS II schemes with the exception of the Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS).
For those farmers in a registered farm partnership with the Department of Agriculture, they can avail of grant aid to the value of €160,000. This applies to applications with two or more eligible partners.
Partnerships containing one qualifying young farmer grant aid will be paid at 60% on the first €80,000 and 40% for the remaining balance.
Contact Swyft Energy today to learn more about installing solar PV and battery storage on your farm.
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