FUNDING

Government EV home charger grant

To help support new EV owners, the SEAI offers an electric vehicle home charger grant for up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of a home charger. This amount usually covers up to around 70 per cent of the typical costs incurred during the purchase and installation of home charging points. To qualify, one must have taken full ownership of an electric vehicle from January 2018 onwards.

How to apply for home charger grant

The application for the grant can be made online. The applicant must have the following requirements:

  • Have the Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)
  • Home address and Eircode
  • Bank details
  • Application ID for those buying new electric cars and receiving an EV grant from SEAI.

SEAI-Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

  • SEAI is Ireland’s national sustainable energy authority. They work with householders, businesses, communities and government to create a cleaner energy future.
  • SEAI are working with homeowners, businesses, communities and government to transform how we think about, generate and use energy.
  • SEAI grants are helping homeowners, business owners, communities and large industry reduce their energy costs and greenhouse emissions.

Domestic Grants

TriNRG, a trusted SEAI registered installer of solar PV and electric car chargers, helps homeowners offset energy upgrade costs through SEAI grants. Homes built and occupied before 2021 are eligible for these grants. Customers receive €800 per kWp up to 2kWp, €250 per additional kWp up to 4kWp, and €2,100 for systems 4kWp or larger. TriNRG assists with the initial grant application, completes the installation, and submits all required documentation to SEAI, which then processes the grant payment directly to the customer’s bank account.

Non-Domestic Microgen Grant

The SEAI NDMG offers financial assistance to businesses to install solar PV systems on-site, helping reduce commercial electricity costs and enhance their sustainability image. This grant funding supports solar PV systems up to a maximum of 1000kWp, enabling businesses to generate their own electricity and promote eco-friendly practices.

Accelerated Capital Allowance

This is a tax incentive scheme available to sole traders, farmers or companies that pay corporation tax or income tax on trading or professional income in Ireland. It enables parties to deduct the full cost of the equipment from their profits in the year of purchase.

TAMS Grants for Farmers

The Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) offer financial support to farmers for constructing or upgrading agricultural buildings and equipment on their farms. These grants aim to enhance farm efficiency and productivity. TAMS include seven distinct schemes, each designed to address specific agricultural needs, ensuring comprehensive support for various farming activities and improvements.

Solar Capital Investment Scheme

The TAMS 3 Solar Capital Investment Scheme is now open for applications through your agfood account. Part of the broader Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS 3), this initiative offers grants to farmers for constructing and improving specified farm buildings and equipment. The Solar Capital Investment Scheme specifically promotes solar investments, reducing reliance on fossil fuels. It features a dedicated investment ceiling of €90,000 and provides grant aid at an enhanced rate of 60%.