The following information serves to explain the application process and requirements for two current schemes (as at April 2022) for the SEAI Solar PV Grant as well as the SEAI EV Car Charger Grant.
These grants are a great initiative to help homes improve their energy efficiency. Renewables Ireland is here every step of the way to offer professional assistance. Read on for more information.
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2021 can apply. This is taken from the date your electricity meter was installed.
It’s always worth doing your own background research into PV Solar system. Renewables Ireland can advise on any specific questions you may have.
Once you have received & accepted Renewables Ireland detailed proposal / quotation, you can then start to apply for your grant
Apply for your grant here, you will need your MPRN number from your electricity bill & your Eircode. In the ‘Choose a Company’ section, search & select Higcon Construction T/A Renewables Ireland, fill in all other relevant information and then submit claim. You will receive an email confirming your approval promptly. Do not start works until you receive the grant offer. Grant offers are valid for eight months.
Renewables Ireland will apply (using an NC6 form) to ESB Networks to connect the Solar PV system to the electricity network. This must do before installing the Solar PV system. This application process takes at least 4 weeks / 20 working days.
Renewables Ireland can then proceed to install your Solar PV system. Payment terms will be discussed & agree at the time of order being placed.
Renewables Ireland will arrange a post works BER on your behalf. The cost is included in the grant amount.
Renewables Ireland will give you the documentation related to your installation. They will submit copies to SEAI electronically.
Grant payments are normally paid out within 6 weeks, if the SEAI chose to inspect the installation, this period maybe longer.
Assists residents and homeowners to install an electric vehicle charge point on their property. The scheme provides a grant up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger. To receive payment, you must produce ownership evidence of an eligible new or second-hand electric vehicle (EV) but you can also apply and install your charger ahead of receiving the vehicle.
Vehicles eligible for the Home Charger grant must be M1 Passenger Vehicles which are either Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) or Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The vehicles may be new vehicles, second hand vehicles, imported vehicles or company owned or leased passenger vehicles. The full list of eligible vehicles is listed under the Apply Now section.
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On average processing of payment on the Home Charger Grant Scheme is approximately 6-8 weeks from the date documents are received into SEAI.