Minister Naughten announced that a new scheme for rooftop solar for residential customers, starting on the 31st of July. The new scheme sees a grant administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for domestic solar PV installation on houses built before 2011. The pilot grant will run until 2020 where it’s effectiveness and cost will be reviewed.
The news of the grant has been part of a good summer for solar, a heatwave with record levels of sun, the start of the residential grant. As well as this was the favourable terms of the RESS announcement.
This week’s blog looks at the likely impact of the new grants and what it might mean for the solar industry here. Will it be the start of a bright few years for the solar industry in Ireland? Or does the grant stop short of enacting real change?