Non-Domestic Microgen Grant

Receive government grant aid towards the installation of solar panels.

Why Solar?

Solar panels that generate electricity are called solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. They convert sunlight into electricity. The benefits include: Lower Electricity Bills: Generate your own electricity and reduce your energy costs. Sustainability: Show your dedication to using renewable energy and protecting the environment. Climate Goals: Help Ireland meet its climate targets by using clean energy. Government Grants: You may qualify for a grant of up to €162,600 to help with installation costs.

Who can apply?

This grant is available to:

  • Businesses,
  • The agricultural sector,
  • Public sector bodies,
  • Schools, Community Centres,
  • Non-profit societies.

Application Process

Find and appoint a Registered SEAI Non-Domestic Microgen (Solar PV) Company. Apply to SEAI for a Grant Offer

  • Grant funding is available for systems up to a maximum 1000kWp.
  • Wait for your ‘letter of offer’ before starting the works.
  • Do not start works until you receive your ‘letter of offer’.
  • Grant offers are valid for eight months from the date you receive your ‘letter of offer’.

How Much is the grant?

The grant you get depends on the output of your solar PV system. You can receive funding for systems up to 1000kWp. If your system is larger than 1000kWp, you can still apply for the maximum grant of €162,600, which is available for systems from 1kWp to 1000kWp.

A typical 30kWp solar PV system installed typically consists of 75 solar PV panels with an overall area of 125m2. Grant amount in this case would be €8,600.


  • Your installer must apply to ESB Networks to connect the solar PV system to the electricity network.
  • They must do this before installing the solar PV system. This application process takes at least 4 weeks / 20 working days.
  • Once your connection to ESB has been approved, the installation can go ahead. You either pay the solar PV company or make a payment agreement.
  • Your solar PV company will give you the documentation related to your installation. They will submit copies to SEAI electronically.

The SEAI can only process grant payment once your solar PV company has uploaded ALL the required documentation. Try to get your solar PV company to upload ALL documentation ASAP after the installation, ideally within 1-3 days of completion.

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