Standalone Solar PV funding under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (Tams) provides grant aid at a rate of 60% on the investment incurred of installations costing up to €90,000.
The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has a number of grant options available to farm families. They are administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
The grants available include SEAI Home Energy (Domestic) Grant up to €2400 and Non-Domestic up to €162,500.
FarmGen acts as the grant administrators for Tams and SEAI grants, from application to drawdown.
Under the Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3)The Solar Capital Investment Scheme encourages the purchase of solar investments thereby reducing dependence on fossil energy. This solar scheme is ring fenced with its own investment ceiling of €90,000 and is grant aided at the enhanced rate of 60%.
The Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG) provides financial assistance to help businesses, farms and other sectors to install solar PV panels to generate electricity on site. This technology reduces electricity costs while enhancing a positive sustainability image. Grant funding is available for systems up to a maximum 1000kWp and up to €162,500.
The SEAI Solar PV Scheme provides grant funding towards the purchase and installation of a solar Pv system on a domestic dwelling or farm. A solar PV system with an output of a maximum 6kWp can be grant funded through the scheme. The maximum grant offering is €2,400.
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