According to the Department of Agriculture, a solar PV system size for a dairy farm of approx. 6kWp combined with a 4.5kWh of battery storage capacity.
Grant aid in this initial pilot phase will be to fund a 6kWp solar system.
Costs are based on the cost of installation of a 6kWp (up to 6000watts per hour) solar system;
this includes a battery which is necessary to capture the energy output thereby making it economically viable.
At this maximum size the grant provided at the 40% rate would be €6,200 and at 60% it would be €9,300
With our head office in Cork and installers nationwide we can monitor your daily usage before designing a suitable system for your farm or home.
On dairy farms this may be a system that runs the chiller throughout the day or runs the milking parlour when you need the power.
We can base the cost over a period of time, paying the equivalent of the grant up front and paying monthly over a period
so your ESB costs don't change and no lum sum is required.
for the first few years while you reep the benefits over the next 10 years