AgriSolar: Grant Information
As a registered and certified installer of solar equipment AgriSolar customers can avail of the current grant schemes available.
SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)
The SEAI now have a grant available for generating renewable electricity using solar photovoltaic panels. The grant is €900 per kWp up to 2 kWp and €300 for every additional kWp up to a maximum of 4 kWp.
1kWp -> Grant Value = €900
2kWp -> Grant Value = €1800
3kWp -> Grant Value = €2100
4kWp -> Grant Value = €2400
Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS)
Eligible farmers can now get avail of grant aid of 40% for up to 11kw of solar PV and 6kw of battery storage. Young, qualified farmers can get up to 60% of grant aid on the same system. The grant is available for dairy, beef, tillage, and sheep farmers. Pig and Poultry farmers can also avail of TAMS grant aid of 40% up to 62kw under the “Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme”.
The minimum amount of solar panel investment which is eligible for approval under this scheme is €2,000 and the maximum is €80,000.
Note: For both the Tams grant schemes, export to the national grid is not permitted and 100% of the generated power must be consumed on the farm. An ‘On Farm Solar PV Survey’ must be completed and submitted to demonstrate that all the electricity produced from the PV panels will be consumed on the farm.
Accelerated Capital Allowances Scheme (ACA)
Solar PV panels qualify for the ACA scheme as energy efficient equipment allowing companies write down the cost of such equipment in the year of purchase, rather than over the eight year period that is standard for plant and machinery capital allowances.
If you wish to find out more information related to solar grants or check your business’s eligibility for availing of a grant please get in contact with us today.