Heat your water easily with our solar water heating grants.

The benefits

Grant value

Energy UpgradesGrant Value
Solar water heating grant €1200

Do more, receive more

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.

Based on average number of occupants

This type of grant is approved for the energy upgrade being applied to your full home. The upgrades are completed based on the average number of people that could live in a home of your size, rather than the actual number of occupants. If enough collectors are not installed this may result in non-payment of the grant. It is important that this compliance check is carried out by the registered Contractor before work starts.

For further information, please refer to our Solar Technical Guidance and Compliance Calculator.

Considerations

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.

When to invest

Before considering an investment in solar technologies, it is also important to assess the energy performance of the whole home. We recommend the following approach to improve the comfort of your home and reduce your carbon footprint:

  1. Ensure your home has a good energy performance rating (BER). This means insulating walls, attic and ensuring that you have good double or triple glazed windows.
  2. Upgrade your heating system by installing a heat pump.
  3. Consider Solar PV or Solar Thermal.

Planning considerations

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.

Who can apply

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.

How to apply

  1. Find out more about how you can apply for a home energy grant
  2. Ready to apply? Start your application online

Timeframe

You must complete the works and submit the paperwork within 6 months from the date of the grant offer. You can find the expiry date in your offer letter.

Free upgrades for eligible homes

If your home was built and occupied before 2006 and you are in receipt of social welfare payments, you may be eligible for free energy efficiency improvements.

Contact us

Call 01 808 2100
Email info@betterenergyhomes.ie