Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) and changes to Solar PV

The Government recently announced the launch of the Micro-Generation Support Scheme (MSS) which will enable households to install renewable generation for their own consumption and receive a payment for any residual electricity they export to the grid (Clean Energy Guarantee). SEAI are delighted to announce that from the 16th February 2022 homeowners will be able to make applications under the new criteria included in the MSS. This new criteria includes changes to the following:

Pre 2021 homes:
The pre 2011 requirement has changed to pre 2021. This includes all homes built and occupied up to 31st Dec 2020.

Minimum C BER requirement:
There is no longer a requirement for a minimum C3 BER. The requirement for a post works BER remains.

Battery grant:
Support for battery installations will be removed as in future homeowners will be able to avail of the Clean Energy Guarantee offered by Energy Suppliers. Existing battery applications will be processed as normal. Please submit any applications for batteries by CoB on Tuesday 15th February. We will not accept new battery grant applications after this date.

The above will come into effect from the 16th February 2022. Note the portal will be down for a few hours on the 16th to make the system updates.

 

Solar PV documentation (Code of Practice etc) will be updated to reflect he above changes and will be available on the website from Wednesday 16th February 2022. Please ensure that you are using the latest versions of these documents going forward.