Grants

What Grants are available

What Grants are available?
There are various grants available on the SEAI website at https://www.seai.ie/grants/ including grants for:

  • Insulation
  • Heat pump system
  • Heating controls
  • Solar water heating
  • Solar electricity

What Insulation grants are available?
The insulation grants available are as follows:

  • Attic insulation – €400
  • Cavity wall insulation – €400
  • Internal Insulation (Dry Lining)
    • Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace house – €1,600
    • Semi-detached OR end of terrace – €2,200
    • Detached house – €2,400
  • External Wall Insulation (The Wrap)
    • Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House – €2,750
    • Semi-detached OR End of terrace – €4,500
    • Detached house – €6,000

Note: If you complete three upgrades your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four upgrades your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

Who is eligible for the insulation grants?
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2006 can apply. Homes built from 2006 onwards should have been constructed to the 2003 Building Regulations and should not need significant upgrades. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed.

What Heat pump system grants are available?
The Heat Pump System Grant amounts are as follows:

  • Air to Water – €3,500
  • Ground Source to Water – €3,500
  • Exhaust Air to Water – €3,500
  • Water to Water – €3,500
  • Air to Air – €600

Note: If you complete three upgrades your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four upgrades your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

Who is eligible for the heat pump grants?
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. Note that this is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.

Is there any other information I need to know when applying for heat pump grants?
Before applying for a heat pump system grant, you must engage an independent, SEAI Registered Technical Advisor. Your Technical Advisor will carry out a technical assessment of your home, and will advise you on what steps to take to make your home “heat pump ready”, i.e. to reduce the heat loss in your home. They will provide you with independent guidance on measures necessary to ensure that the dwelling fabric heat loss is lowered to an acceptable level for a heat pump system to perform effectively and efficiently. The required heat loss level is expressed as a Heat Loss Indicator of 2 Watts/Kelvin/m2. In some cases, where upgrades may not be cost-optimal, a value of HLI up to 2.3 Watts/Kelvin/m2 can be accepted provided additional requirements are met. Full details of these requirements can be found in the SEAI Domestic Technical Standards and Specification and should be discussed with your Technical Advisor.

Heating controls grants:
The heating control grants available are as follows:

  • Heating Controls upgrade – €700

Note: If you complete three upgrades your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four upgrades your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. €400 in total.

Who is eligible for heating control grants?
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. Note that this is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.

Solar water heating grants:
The Solar water heating grants are as follows:

  • Solar water heating grant – €1200

Note: If you complete three upgrades your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four upgrades your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

Who is eligible for solar water heating grants?
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. Note that this is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.

Is Planning Permission Required for a solar thermal system?
When installing a solar thermal system, it is important to note that the total collector area must not exceed 12m2 or 50% of the home’s total roof area, otherwise planning permission will be required. We recommend that you discuss this requirement with your registered contractor

Solar electricity grants:
Solar electricity grants are as follows:

  • Solar PV – €700/kWp, up to 2kWp (6-7panels) or up to 4 kWp for larger systems with a battery
  • Battery Storage System – €1,000, (systems over 2 kWp)

Who is eligible for solar electricity grants?
Support is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2011 and where SEAI have not previously provided support for solar PV system at that address.