Commercial Solar Grant

Commercial Solar PV Grant for Businesses and Non-Domestic Buildings

Transform your business and reduce energy costs with commercial solar grants in Ireland. Going Solar, an SEAI-certified installer, is here to guide you grant application process, making solar energy a viable and accessible solution. Contact us now to get started.

Who Is Eligible for Commercial Solar Grant in Ireland?

The Commercial Solar Grant in Ireland is also known as the Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG). It is a government-funded initiative designed to support 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. The grant is available to:
The agricultural sector
Public sector bodies
Community centres
Non-profit societies
To be eligible for the grant, you must:
Own or lease the building where the solar PV system will be installed
have a valid Tax Clearance Certificate
have a metered connection at the property
have not received any other public funding for the same project
If you're uncertain about your eligibility for the grant, feel free to reach out to us. As an SEAI-certified solar installation company, we can help you navigate the process smoothly.
1. Partner with Going Solar, Your SEAI-Certified Installer

Begin by choosing Going Solar as your trusted partner for solar installation. As an SEAI-certified company, we ensure a seamless process from initial quote to final installation. We'll formalise a contract that aligns with both your needs and grant requirements, setting the foundation for a successful project.

2. Apply to SEAI for a Grant Offer

The next step is to submit your grant application via the SEAI website. It's crucial not to commence any installation work until you receive your official 'letter of offer' from SEAI. This letter will confirm your grant approval and outline the validity period of the offer, which is typically eight months.

3. Installer Applies to ESB Networks for Connection

Before the installation begins, we will handle the application to ESB Networks for your system's connection to the electricity distribution grid. This step is vital to ensure your system complies with all safety and operational standards.

4. Install Solar PV Panels

We will proceed with the installation of your solar PV panels, adhering to the highest industry standards, including the Solar PV Code of Practice. Our team of experts ensures that every component, from inverters to cabling, is installed for optimal performance and durability.

5. Company Submits Evidence of Works to SEAI

Upon completion, Going Solar will submit all necessary documentation to SEAI to finalise the grant process. This includes detailed invoices, the Declaration of Works signed by us, and the ESB Networks NC6 form, ensuring a seamless and compliant project completion.Once SEAI receives and verifies your documents, they will process your grant payment within 20 working days. The grant payment will be made directly to your bank account.

6. Submission of Installation Evidence to SEAI

Rest assured, Going Solar will submit all necessary documentation to SEAI, including the Declaration of Works, connection approval, and BER certificate. Our commitment is to manage these details, allowing you to enjoy the transition to solar energy without hassle.

How to Apply for the Commercial Solar Panel Grant?

Navigating the grant application process for commercial solar panels in Ireland can be straightforward with the right guidance. Here’s how we at Going Solar recommend you proceed:


How Much Grant Can You Get for Commercial Businesses and Non-Domestic Buildings?

The grant amount is determined by the output capacity of your solar PV system, measured in kilowatt peak (kWp), with funding available for systems up to a maximum of 1000kWp.

The grant provided under this scheme is scaled according to the size of the solar system installed, ensuring businesses of all sizes can benefit. Here's a breakdown of the grant values for various system sizes:

  • 1kWp: €900
  • 2kWp: €1,800
  • 3kWp: €2,100
  • 4kWp: €2,400
  • 5kWp - 6kWp: €2,400 (flat rate for each size)
  • 7kWp – 20kWp: €300 per kWp
  • 21kWp – 200kWp: €200 per kWp
  • 201kWp – 1000kWp: €150 per kWp

For instance, installing a 30kWp solar system could qualify you for a grant of €8,600, while a larger installation of 500kWp might secure a grant of €87,600. 

The maximum grant offering, for systems ranging from 1kWp up to 1000kWp, caps at €162,600, providing substantial support for larger installations.

Steps to Avoid Delays in Your Grant Approval Process

Ensuring a swift grant approval for your commercial solar panel project involves careful preparation and attention to detail. Here’s how we at Going Solar recommend streamlining the process:


1. Accurate and Complete Documentation

Ensure all your application documents are complete and accurately filled out. This includes your business details, technical specifications of the solar PV system, and any other required paperwork. Accuracy is key to preventing delays.

2. Choose an SEAI-Certified Installer

Partnering with an SEAI-certified installer like Going Solar from the start can help avoid common pitfalls. Our expertise in the grant application process ensures a smoother, faster approval.

3. Submit a Detailed Application

A thorough and detailed application can significantly reduce queries from the grant authority, speeding up the approval process. Make sure to clearly outline the scope and benefits of your solar project.

4. Observe Deadlines

Be mindful of submission deadlines and the validity period of your grant offer. Early submission and timely installation are crucial to securing your grant without delays.

5. Keep Communication Lines Open

Regular updates and clear communication with Going Solar can help navigate the application process more efficiently. We're here to assist with any questions or additional requirements from the grant authority.

Get Your Commercial Solar Grant with Going Solar

Are you ready to make a change and save on your energy costs?  Going Solar is here to guide you through the entire grant application process, ensuring you get the financial support you need to make the switch. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to power your business with clean, renewable energy. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure your commercial solar grant and take the first step towards a greener, more sustainable future. 

Let's make solar energy work for you.


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