Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (420, 430)

David Cullinane

Ceist:

420. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated cost of providing a grant of €1,000 for a solar PV scheme. [38624/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

430. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated cost of providing a grant of €1,000 for a solar PV scheme. [38639/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 420 and 430 together.

On 31 July 2018, a new micro-generation scheme to support domestic customers who install solar photovoltaic panels in their homes was introduced. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) administer the Solar PV scheme. The available grant rate of support is indicated in the table below.

System

Support

Maximum support

Solar PV

€700 per kWp up to a max 2kWp

€1,400

Solar PV with battery energy storage system

€700 per kWp up to a max 4kWp

€1,000 per battery system

€3,800

The statistics, provided by SEAI, listed in the table below are those recorded up to 5 September 2019. There has been a total of 1850 applications to that date, with a related grant support of €4.4 million:

Ireland

Number

Grant Support

Installed Capacity

Lifetime (20yr) Carbon Abatement

Installed & Paid

1034

€2,261,280

3,304 kWp

21,476 tCO2

Open Applications

816

€2,130,945

2,938 kWp

19,100 tCO2

The pilot scheme is subject to a review and the costs of installation will be assessed and further opportunities to broaden this scheme to other groups and other technologies will be explored.

Questions Nos. 421 and 422 answered with Question No. 419.