Drive Forward Towards A More Sustainably Structured Energy Efficient Ireland.
The Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland are proactively operating amongst homeowners, communities, business owners and Government to fundamentally change the way in which we all naturally think about how we generate and consume energy.
An official announcement was made by the SEAI regarding a National Heat Study which was an all-inclusive and fully comprehensive inspection pertaining to the reach of zero emissions by 2050 and released by press statement on Feb 22nd 2022.
The comprehensive study was made up of report analysis of heat usage and supply across all sectors. It covers many de-carbonation issues however, critically – it stresses the need for urgent action.
Fossil Fuel Burning Across Every Sector
Notwithstanding the established fact that many home and business owners already availed of government solar panels grant Ireland schemes, according to the report heat emissions have risen wearily by 12% from 2014.
Clearly fossil fuel burning is a major driving contributor however the published report also does not elude from the fact it is, in addition, indirectly from the use and consumption of electricity.
All aforementioned combined, the unattractive figures being prominently mentioned are accounting for 38% of total energy related emissions or 24% of our national greenhouse gas emissions.
The Heat Study In 8 Rigorous Reports.
From the SEAI website
“We have separated the insights and analysis from the study into eight reports below. These reports provide a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of options for decarbonising heating and cooling in Ireland up to 2050.
There are seven major technical reports, each focusing on topics that form the overall analysis. The concluding report is called Net-Zero by 2050: Exploring Decarbonisation Options for Heating and Cooling in Ireland. It outlines the study’s key insights across scenarios that achieve net-zero emissions from heating and cooling.”
Current Solar Panel Grant Availability
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2021 can apply for solar panel grants. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. This is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2011.
GRANTS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ARE:
- €900 per kw for first 2kW
- €300 per kw for next 2kW
- Capped at 4kW
- Maximum Grant €2,400
- €1800 for 2kW solar panels
- €2100 for 3kWp solar panels
- €2400 for 4kWp solar panels