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SEAI Residential Solar

Unlocking Solar Savings: A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for the SEAI Solar Grant with EverPower

Transitioning to solar energy through the SEAI Solar PV Scheme is a significant step towards sustainability and energy efficiency. This scheme, part of the Microgeneration Support Scheme funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, offers financial support to homeowners interested in installing solar PV panels. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide on how to apply:

About the SEAI Grant

The Solar PV Scheme supports homeowners by providing grants for the installation of solar PV panels. Key details include:

  • Grant Timeline: Upon approval, you have 8 months to complete the installation and submit required documentation.
  • Eligibility: Available to all homeowners, including private landlords, with properties built and occupied before December 31, 2020, and no previous funding for solar PV at their Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN).

Before You Apply

Prepare for your application with these steps:

  • Read the Application Guide: Familiarize yourself with the Solar PV Scheme Application Guide provided by SEAI.
  • Review Terms and Conditions: Understand the scheme’s terms and conditions to ensure compliance.
  • Consult with EverPower, a SEAI-Registered Solar PV Company: EverPower is a SEAI-registered solar PV company, verified to meet high standards of quality and service. We specialize in providing comprehensive one-stop services, from application assistance to installation. EverPower can also help you apply for the SEAI Grant, which can provide financial support of up to €2,100 for your solar PV installation.
  • Arrange a BER Assessment: Schedule a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment to assess your home’s energy efficiency.

How to Apply

Follow these detailed steps to apply for the SEAI Solar PV Grant:

1. Find and Appoint a Registered SEAI Solar PV Company

  • Contact EverPower, a SEAI-registered solar PV company that offers comprehensive one-stop services from application assistance to installation.
  • Obtain quotes and agree on a formal contract that outlines the scope of work and timeline.

2. Apply to SEAI for Grant Offer

  • Submit your grant application through SEAI’s online portal, providing accurate information about your chosen solar PV system and installer.
  • Wait for SEAI’s approval before proceeding with any installation work. Grant offers are typically valid for 8 months.

3. Installer Applies to ESB Networks

  • Your chosen solar PV company applies to ESB Networks to connect your system to the electricity grid.
  • Allow at least 4 weeks for ESB Networks to process this application.

4. Install Solar PV Panels

  • Once approvals are in place, schedule the installation with your registered solar PV company.
  • Ensure the installation meets SEAI standards and local building regulations.

6. Arrange a Post-Works BER

  • After installation, arrange for a registered SEAI BER assessor to conduct a post-works BER assessment.
  • This assessment verifies the energy performance of your home post-installation.

6. Company Submits Evidence to SEAI

  • The solar PV company provides you with documentation related to the installation.
  • Ensure all required documentation is promptly submitted to SEAI for grant processing.

7. SEAI Processes the Claim

  • SEAI reviews all submitted documentation and processes your claim for the Solar PV Grant.
  • Payments are typically processed within 4 to 6 weeks after all documentation is verified.

By following these comprehensive steps, you can successfully navigate the SEAI Solar PV Grant application process. Take advantage of this opportunity to invest in renewable energy, reduce energy costs, and contribute to a cleaner environment.

Ready to start your journey towards solar energy with the SEAI Solar PV Grant? Contact EverPower today for expert guidance and one-stop services from application to installation. Contact us at info@everpower.ie or call +353 1 625 1000.