If eligible, the Targeted Agricultural Modernization Scheme (TAMS) provides a 60% grant on a Solar PV investment with a ceiling of €90,000.

TAMS support is now available to support up from 12kW to 62kW 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%.

Farmers should check their insurances to ensure that they have cover for such work. They should insist on seeing datasheets of the technology being installed, and get written confirmation of place of manufacture and warranties with exclusions.

Another key issue is business reputation and robustness, as some installer companies sail close to the edge financially. Farmers need to pay deposits to companies which are solid and going to be around for the long term. Farmers need assurances that purchased panels are warranted against ammonia erosion, especially on pig and poultry units. See the TAMS section of the DAFM website for full terms and conditions.

Please follow the link below for more information on SEAI Grants

Businesses will be eligible to receive the Clean Export Guarantee (CEG) tariff, for any exported electricity, at a competitive market rate from their electricity supplier

Projects between 6kW and 50kW will receive a Clean Export Premium (CEP) tariff per kWh exported, for a period of 15 years, from their electricity supplier. The Clean Export Premium (CEP) will be €0.135/kWh in 2022, which is higher than the current average wholesale electricity price. Any difference between the CEP tariff and wholesale electricity prices will be supported by the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy. Exported volumes of electricity eligible for the Clean Export Premium (CEP) tariff will be capped at 80% of generation capacity – to incentivize self-consumption

It is expected that the Clean Export Premium (CEP) will commence in Q3 2022, when a payment mechanism is determined by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)

Homes, farms, businesses, and communities to benefit as Minister Ryan announces the Micro-generation Support Scheme