Supporting your Net Zero journey

Electric Ireland, with our official installation partner NRG Panel, delivers Solar PV installations across Ireland to the highest quality standards, ensuring a strict health and safety approach to protect you and our staff.

  • SEAI Registered
  • Triple ISO accredited
  • Over 8,000 installs nationwide

NRG Panel: Harnessing Energy with Cutting-edge Solar Technology.

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What is Solar PV?

Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels, most commonly installed on rooftops, turn sunlight into electricity without producing carbon emissions. This can be used to power your home, heat your water or be stored in a battery for later use. Through the Microgeneration Support Scheme you can also receive 21c/kWh credit for any excess electricity you export.

Benefits of Solar Panels

  • Save over 50% on your homes electricity*
  • Fulfill up to 70% of your hot water needs
  • Improve your home’s BER rating
  • Increase your home’s resale value
  • Reduce your carbon footprint

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SEAI grants available

There are SEAI grants up to €2,100 available to you right now. The recent Government decision to abolish VAT on the supply and installation of solar panels has now lowered costs too. On average it takes less than 5 years for your investment in a PV panel system to pay for itself.

0% VAT Rates on Solar Panels

The Government recently cut the rate of VAT on the supply and installation of solar panels from 13.5% to 0%. We welcome this decision and will pass on the full discount to all our customers as well as retaining all our highly competitive prices for supply and installation. Another step on Ireland’s journey to cleaner, cheaper, renewable energy.

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Solar PV Panels comparison table

System Size No. of Solar Panels 8 Panels 10 Panels 12 Panels
Kilowatt Peak (max output) 3.4 kWp 4.3 kWp 5.2 kWp
Annual Generation 2,700 kWh 3,500 kWh 4,200 kWh
Annual Savings Self Consumption of Solar Electricity €557 €697 €836
Micro Generation of Exported Electricity €325 €406 €488
Annual Savings €882 €1,103 €1,324
System Cost Average Supply and Installation €6,973 €8,295 €8,867
SEAI Grant -€1,975 -€2,100 -€2,100
Net Cost €4,998 €6,195 €6,767
Return Payback Estimate 6 Years 6 Years 5 Years

The above is based on estimated installation costs, self-consumption and annual solar generation from south facing roof in Dublin City. Savings base on average electricity rate of 41c/kWh and microgeneration rate of 21c/kWh that is exported. All prices calculated at 0% since 1st May 2023.

*An average solar PV system can save over 50% per year on electricity, based on an average consumption of a house being 4200kWh/units. 8 x Solar PV panels or 3.2kWp will generate approx. 2700 units per year (50% of 4200,kWh/units = 2100kWh/units).

Hybrid Inverters

If you are considering installing battery storage in the future, we recommend installing a Hybrid inverter allowing for a simple addition of solar battery. Our Solis Hybrid inverters also come with an enhanced customer mobile app that not only shows you live solar generation from your panels but also what your overall home is consuming.

Hot Water Diverter

Most customers install a Hot Water Diverter as part of their system. We install market-leading MyEnergi Eddi diverters which use excess electricity to heat water via the immersion heater for free. This is particularly valuable during brighter months of the year when the majority of water heating is free, so there is no need to turn on oil or a gas boiler to heat water.

Additional Solar Panels

We are now installing additional Solar panels in homes with existing Solar PV systems. As more customers move towards Electric Vehicles, the value of larger Solar systems makes sense where excess electricity is diverted directly into your Electric Vehicle.

Solar Batteries

When added to a Solar system, batteries can increase the savings from Solar by storing any excess electricity for use later in the day. During darker months of the year, batteries can be programmed to charge at a super low electricity rate by availing of the Home Electric+ Night Boost tariff. Electric Ireland offers a range of battery solutions from Dyness and Sonnen. Batteries are modular and are available in 5kWh to 15kWh sizes. Our Solar experts will advise you on battery suitability during your consultation. Batteries storage can also be added to existing Solar installations once Electric Ireland has installed the original system.

Interested in Solar PV and/or Solar batteries?

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1. Request a Call Back

To speak to a technician to learn more about our Solar PV & Battery products complete the form below.

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2. Free Solar Consultation

Our trained technicians will do an online consultation or a home visit to determine the best options to suit you. An installation date will also be arranged if you wish to proceed.

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3. Payment

There are 2 payment options: 1) You can pay the full amount upfront or 2) 50% is payable after survey and final balance is payable following installation.

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4. Site Survey

Our trained technicians will carry out a site survey before installation.

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5. Solar Installation

We will install the panels to highest standards and you will be then brought through a tutorial so you are comfortable with all aspects of Solar PV.

Are you Interested?

Fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

  • Solar Panel and Battery request a call back form

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What else do I need to know?

Solar PV Panels FAQs

1. What is Solar PV?

Solar PV, also called Photovoltaic, uses the sun's energy to convert daylight into renewable energy. The electricity is then consumed within the home, reducing your need to buy energy from a supplier. When a Solar PV system produces more energy than a home needs, the extra energy can go to your immersion heater. Solar PV is not to be confused with Solar Thermal - while Solar Thermal heats water only, Solar PV gives you free electricity and hot water. Watch our promotional video here for even more information.

2. What does an Electric Ireland Solar PV installation cost?

An average size Solar PV install would include 10 panels and a hot water diverter with average price of €7,975 (before grant) but is dependant on site survey for accurate quotation. The price after grant of €2,400 for this 10 panel (4.1kWp) system would be €5,575.

All installs with deposits paid since 1st May 2023, will benefit from 0% VAT and Electric Ireland are committed to maintaining pricing following this announcement.

Once installed, you can save an estimated €1,190 each year (based on 2,280kWh of solar electricity being self consumed and 1,220kWh being exported to grid). At current electricity price of 41c/kWh and microgen rate of 21c/kWh, your investment payback is an estimated 5 years.

3. What is included in the Solar PV offer?
  • High Quality Solar PV panels mounted securely and safely to your roof. Quantity and output of system will be discussed to suit your needs during consultation.
  • An inverter to convert electricity from DC to usable power (AC) for your home.
  • A hot water diverter to send excess electricity to heat you water for free using the Immersion.
  • Option to add battery storage to your Solar PV system to save excess solar electricity for times when there is no sun.
  • Submission of NC6 form to ESB Networks so you can avail of Microgeneration tariff of 21c p/kWh for any exported electricity.
  • All work carries 5 year workmanship warranty.
4. How much is the Solar PV grant & am I eligible?

All homeowners, including private landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2021 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed.

The grant value is calculated on the total maximum output of the Solar PV system, measured in kWp. The grant value is €900 per kWp up to 2 kWp and €300 for every additional kWp up to 4kWp. The total maximum grant value is capped at €2400.

A post works BER assessment must be carried out before the grant can be processed. For more information on the Solar PV Grant and to complete application please visit

5. How do I apply for a grant?

Please visit to complete Solar PV application.

6. Do I need planning permission to install solar panels?

The installation of solar panels on domestic properties is exempt from planning permission. Since the 7th of October 2022, there is no longer a limit to the area of solar panels which can be installed on rooftops of homes, anywhere in the country.

7. Will there be any disruption during the installation of my solar battery?

When we install the Electric Ireland Solar battery in your home, it is usually placed as close to the main electrical distribution board as possible. The location will be agreed beforehand with the homeowner. Installation typically takes one day to complete. Most of the work will be in the area of the distribution board, minimizing any disruption.

8. Is good quality broadband required?

A good quality broadband connection is necessary to monitor how much power your home is using. Once installed the homeowner can review both the live and cumulative energy usage in the home on the free energy app from their smartphone.

9. What is Microgeneration?

Microgenerators generate clean, renewable energy to meet some or all of the electricity demands of a household or business.

The Government Microgeneration Support Scheme is now available so that those with a registered microgeneration device can sell any excess electricity back to Ireland’s electricity grid.

This will help households reduce their carbon footprint and save money.

10. How can I avail of microgeneration?

Most Electric Ireland microgenerators have Solar PV installed on their roof. Your Solar PV installer would have registered an NC6 form on your behalf to ESB Networks. This form provides us with the information we need to set you up.

11. What rate will I get paid?

Electric Ireland is pleased to offer a rate of 21c per kWh. We estimate that this payment will range between €50-€300 per year, depending on the size and type of your microgeneration system (a typical installation of 10 panels would be about €150 per year).

12. How does the microgeneration payment work?

Payment is made in the form of a credit on your electricity bill reflecting your microgeneration export in that period.

Solar Battery FAQs

1. What type of battery do Electric Ireland supply?

Electric Ireland supply home batteries made by Sonnen GmbH of Germany.

Known for their reliability, each battery is a fully integrated energy storage solution enabling users to change the way they manage and control their energy.

2. What size are the batteries?

5 kWh which is the most common size for residential use.

7.5 kWh and 10 kWh also available.

3. How big is the battery and where can it be installed

The 5 kWh battery measures 88cm x 67cm x 23 and weighs 81kg

The 7.5 kWh battery measures 139cm x 67cm x 23cm and weighs 120kg

The 10 kWh battery measures 139cm x 67cm x 23cm and weighs 143kg

The battery is normally installed in the garage or utility room, location can be agreed at time of site survey. Installation normally takes less than a day to complete.

4. How does the battery work?

The battery stores the unused generated power from your solar PV array for later use, this ensures that you use practically all the power your PV has generated .The battery can also be set to charge on cheaper night rate electricity which can then be used during the day for further savings. The Sonnen battery optimises self-consumption by using weather forecasting and self-learning usage algorithms to create an individual usage profile to maximise self-consumption in the home.

5. What kind of warranty comes with the Sonnen battery?

The Sonnen Battery comes with a market-leading warranty of 10 years or 10,000 charge cycles, and a battery service life of 20 years. The performance guarantee states that the battery will be not less than 70% of its installed capacity after 10,000 cycles.

6. Can I add additional battery storage capacity later if my needs change?

Yes, additional battery modules can be simply installed into your Sonnen battery should your requirements change.

7. Does the Sonnen battery need to be connected to the internet?

Yes, the Sonnen battery relies on an internet connection to provide the system monitoring. Broadband is necessary to remotely identify and fix system faults online, as well as provide regular, free software updates to ensure that the functionality of the system is up-to-date. Internet connection is part of the warranty conditions.

8. How do I monitor my Sonnen battery?

The free Sonnen app and web portal provide an easy-to-use interface giving you the ability to monitor and manage your energy usage and generation 24/7. You can view current and historic data as well as see a forecast of expected solar generation and consumption for the next three days. The Sonnen app is available to download in iOS or Android stores – just search for “Sonnen”. There is a demo feature on the app which will enable you to explore the functionality of the system.

9. Will I still have power in the event of a power cut?

Due to grid safety requirements the battery will not operate in the event of a power cut. However a back up reserve unit is available as an optional extra.

10. Can I purchase a Sonnen battery from Electric Ireland if I already have Solar PV installed?

Yes, as well as supplying and installing a battery as an optional extra with our Solar PV installations Electric Ireland can supply and install a battery to homeowners who have existing Solar PV installed in their homes.

11. How much does the Sonnen battery cost?

Please complete the above form or contact our team to discuss options.

12. Do Batteries and PV Panels come together?

The battery storage system is installed together with your Solar PV purchase or can be added to an existing Solar PV system. Nice to have but not mandatory, our team can advise you on your options.

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