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