Agriculture Solar PV Panel Grants

Cover 60% of the cost with the TAMS grant for solar panels

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TAMS Support

If eligible, the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) provides a 60% (capped at €90,000) grant on a solar PV investment. PV installers need to be on the SEAI register of installers or the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) approved list. Home and Agri Energy are an SEAI registered Solar Installer.

TAMS support is now available to support up to 11kW solar PV on dairy, beef, tillage and sheep farms. This complements the 40% support already available to the pig and poultry sector through the Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme 40%, which is not limited to 11kW.

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Financial Returns

Once you have bought your solar PV panels, the maintenance and operating costs are small. The panels and inverters will require cleaning approximately every 10 years. Panel output should be expected to fall at a rate of 1% per year. The financial return is mainly tied up with the value and amount of energy generated.

If, as in most cases, your solar PV panels operate in parallel with your mains supply, they help to displace the energy you would normally have bought from the grid. For example, if your electricity need at a particular time is 20kW and your PV system was producing 5kW, your net import from the grid would be 15kW. Each unit of electricity you displace from your imported requirement effectively saves you on the imported price of that unit. If you buy your energy at 18 cents (c) per kWh and you displace 10,000kWh you save €1,800.


Common Questions About Solar PV Grants

How will I know if I am eligible for a grant?

For a TAMS grant you will have to have a least €5,000-€20,000 left in your tams to avail of the 60% grant. Also for a 8-9kw system you would need to be using over 8000 units of electricity. If your house is on the same electricity supply you would need to be using over 12,000 units of electricity.

Can you help me with the grant process?

Yes. We are happy to help you with the grant process to ensure that you have the best possible chance of meeting the criteria.

What if my application is denied?

We will wait until you get a letter of approval before starting any works, and therefore if your application is denied, you will not be charged anything.

How long does the grant process take?

An approval letter of commencement for a TAMS grant for farmers can take 3-6 months. We ensure all grant paperworks is completed and uploaded within the first few days after installation so you receive your grant payment as quickly as possible.

What our customers say...

“The guys were a pleasure to deal with from day one, from getting my no obligation quote to completion of the paperwork, things could not have gone more smoothly. The team completed the installation in one day and could not have been more helpful and friendly. I could not recommend these guys more.

If you are thinking of putting solar on your roof there is no better business out there to do it.”

Richard Donovan

“After doing considerable research in relation to hardware, service and pricing I selected the team at Home and Agri Energy to complete my installation. From start to finish they have offered and delivered a standout service. Happy to say with confidence that Home & Agri Energy delivered on all fronts, and to add to this success, even though it is December the system has delivered game changing results to my energy costs”

Ray Foley

“I highly recommend Home & Agri Energy. What I like the most is the efficiency of the company. Installers came on the day that was scheduled, electricians the next day and the BER assessor two days later. Rosemary in the office took care of all the paperwork, which was fantastic. I am thrilled with our PV's and cannot recommend Home & Agri Energy Ltd enough. If you are thinking of putting solar on your roof there is no better business out there to do it.”

Elaine McElligott

Absolutely delighted with my installation by Home and Agri Energy ... Roofers arrived 8am, and electrical guys arrived 9am, they had 14 panels, inverter and battery installed and up and running by 3pm and they had lunch in between for half hour. I would highly recommend this company; they were very professional on the day and their admin work was also excellent in the background. They were also the cheapest of the 3 quotes that I got which is amazing.

Shane Cooke

"Home & Agri Energy have just finished installing a PV system and I have to say what a professional outfit they are from start to finish. David, a gentleman, arrived on time and when he said he would. Kept me informed of when installation would be. The fitters were brilliant and very professional and neat as were the electricians, so professional. I would highly recommend Home and Agri Energy not just for the professional manner in which they go about their business but also from the competitive price I have done a lot of research on for my 7.3kw system no one could come near in price. I highly recommend these lads."

Pat McCarty

Highly recommended and very professional installation by the team, delighted with the service from start to finish. Great advice on system design and location of panels and all completed within a day as promised also earlier than scheduled which was a bonus! Many thanks to David, John and the rest of team.

Andy Ward

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