SOLAR PV AND THE TAMS GRANT
Big news for Farmers with the TAMS Energy Grants worth €10 Million available.
A series of new grants available for Irish Farms under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) on farm investment scheme has been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed.
The new measure will make €10 Million worth of grants available for Energy Efficiencies and Renewable Energy Technologies, following a comprehensive review of the TAMS scheme designed to increase focus on sustainability.
The recently reviewed grant factored in the latest available technologies to further drive energy efficiency at farm level and reduce electricity use on farms.
This is part of the wider drive to position Irish Agriculture as a global leader in sustainability and these investments will further enhance those credentials
Eligible investments include – Solar PV Installations. Grant aid in this initial pilot phase of up to €9,300 or up to 60% of the overall cost will be available to fund a 6kWp Solar System.
According to the Dept of Agriculture, a Solar PV System size for a Dairy Farm of approx. 5.5kWp combined with a 4.5kWp 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 the installation of a 6kWp 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 the 60%, it would be €9,300.
For all your Solar PV queries please give us a call on 029 50568, we can complete the entire project from your initial call to connection to the grid.