Solar Grants

SEAI Solar PV Grants

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Now SEAI offers homeowners a grant of up to €3,800 to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems. This will reduce the electricity you currently purchase from your supplier and save you money.

It is desirable to maximise the amount of solar electricity you use in your home by sizing the solar PV system to meet your demand, and by using energy storage solutions. Support is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2011. The grant is available for all new Solar PV installations from Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Check if you elgible for the grant:

Solar Grants - Accelerated Capital Allowances

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The ACA is a tax incentive for companies paying corporation tax and aims to encourage investment in energy efficient equipment. The purpose of the ACA scheme is to encourage businesses to purchase plant and machinery. It is highly energy efficient and thus make significant savings on energy costs and reduce carbon emissions. The ACA offers an attractive incentive, as it allows companies to write off 100% of the purchase value of qualifying energy equipment against their profit.

Solar Grants - PV Panels are qualifying for the ACA scheme. This is an attractive investment, offering significant saving on your electricity while the cost of purchase has been written off your tax bill.



Claiming the Credit

You can claim the HRI tax credit after the end of the tax year if your qualifying expenditure has reached the minimum amount of €4,405 before VAT (a total of €5,000) and you have paid income tax. Any unused tax credit can be rolled over into the following year.

In general, the tax credit is payable over the 2 years following the year in which the work is carried out and paid for. If you are on PAYE, your HRI tax credit will be divided across your pay dates for each of the 2 years. If you are a self-assessed taxpayer, it will be included in your self-assessment over 2 years, half the tax credit each year. Find out more on: