Non-Domestic Microgen Grants
Receive government grant aid towards the installation of solar PV for your business, farm, school, community centres, or other non-profit organisation.
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About the Grant
The Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG) provides financial assistance to help businesses and other sectors to install solar PV panels to generate electricity on site. This technology reduces commercial electricity costs and increases security of supply, while enhancing a positive sustainability image. Grant funding is available for systems up to a maximum 1000kWp.
Why choose Solar PV?
Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. You can find out more about what they are and how we generate electricity from solar PV here.
Experience many benefits when you choose to install solar PV;
- Reduce your electricity costs
- Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
- Contribute to reaching Irelands Climate goals
- Receive a government grant of up to €162,600
Grant Amounts for the Solar PV System
The grant amount you receive is based on the standard output of your solar PV system. A solar PV system with an output of a maximum 1000kWp can be grant funded through the scheme. If the system installed is larger than 1000kWp, then the applicant may apply for the maximum grant offering of €162,600* and this is available for systems from 1kWp to a maximum of 1000kWp.
*Figure based on the maximum grant offering
|Solar PV System
|7kWp – 20kWp
|21kWp – 200kWp
|201kWp – 1000kWp (1MWp)
* kilo Watt peak (standard test output of a PV panel)
Example – A typical 30kWp solar PV system installed typically consists of 75 solar PV panels with an overall area of 125m2.
Example Solar PV System size and grant value
|Example Solar PV System Size
|€162,600 max grant value
Who can apply?
This grant is available to:
- The agricultural sector
- Public sector bodies
- Community centres
- Non-profit societies
How to apply
1. Find and appoint a Registered SEAI Non-Domestic Microgen (Solar PV) Company
- Select your preferred installation company from our Register. We recommend that you get a quote from several registered companies. You can find a list of Registered Non-Domestic Microgen (Solar PV) Companies here.
- Before you apply for your grant, you must choose your preferred company and agree a formal contract with them for the agreed work.
2. Apply to SEAI for a Grant Offer
- Apply for the grant online
- 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’
Top Tip – incorrect bank details can delay your grant payment. When entering your BIC and IBAN make sure the details are correct.
3. Your Company applies to ESB Networks
- 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.
4. Install the Solar PV system
- 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.
5. Your Company submits evidence of works to SEAI
- Your solar PV company will give you the documentation related to your installation. They will submit copies to SEAI electronically.
- Top Tip – 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.
6. SEAI process the Grant Offer based on the following;
- Applications for payment can only be processed once ALL documentation has been uploaded.
- From this point onwards, please allow between 4 to 6 weeks for payment, with additional time if an inspection is required. Please note, the payment timeline is 4 to 6 weeks from when SEAI receives ALL the required documentation from the solar PV company if the works are not selected for a SEAI inspection.
- In line with the Department of Finance circular 44/2006, If you receive grants, subsidies or similar type payments from a government department or public authority of more than €10,000 during a calendar year, you will need a Tax Clearance Certificate. The eTC system allows you to apply for a Tax Clearance Certificate online. In general, you will have to apply using:
- Revenue Online Service (ROS) if you are a business customer
- More information on obtaining a Tax Clearance Certificate can be found on www.revenue.ie
For more information about how to apply, please download our Application Guide.
Call: 01 8082004
Note: The NDMG scheme is a stand alone scheme. Please adhere to and use the below NDMG scheme specific supporting documents templates when applying.
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Application Guide
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Code of Practice
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Company Declaration of Insurance
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Company Registration Form
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Declaration of Works Form
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Grant Completion Checklist
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Inspection and Testing Report
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Installer Declaration of Insurance
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Installer Registration Form
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – QADP
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Terms and Conditions
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Applicant Shared Documents
- Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme – Inspection and Testing Report – Annex 1