There are certain restrictions in place when you look to install solar panels in your home. It should be noted that the homeowner is responsible to ensure that their installation complies with all planning regulation. Some of the main points are listed below;
- A maximum of 12 square metres of panels are permitted on your roof without planning permission. This is 6 or 7 panels generally
- Panels placed on the ground outside do not require planning permission and can be used to help power your house.
- Up to 6kw of panels can be installed on a single phase ground mounted system meaning in some cases you could almost offset your annual electricity bill.
- The solar panel shall be a minimum of 50cm from any edge of the wall or roof on which it is mounted.
The amount that you save installing solar panels will generally vary, dependent upon the size of the array installed, and the utilisation of all energy used. 1KW of Solar PV will generally provide between 800 and 1000KW of free electricity. Please click on the link below to give you an indicative idea of what you may be able to save
- Support is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2021 and where SEAI have not previously provided support for solar PV system at that address.
- €900 for every kWh up to max 2kWp.
- €300 for kWh 3 and KWh 4
- Maximum Grant of €2400
- Only an installer who is on SEAI’s Renewable Installers Register for solar PV can certify the installation
- Once the system is installed, you will need to get a BER assessment
Further information on the grant structure can be found at https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/solar-electricity-grant/ or alternatively, call us in the office on (01)8643838 for further information