Solar panel grants for businesses going ‘gangbusters’, says SEAI chief William Walsh

There have been 912 grant applications to SEAI’s ramped up commercial solar scheme since its launch last July, with €15.8 million awarded

William Walsh, SEAI chief executive, said the firm offers €150,000 grants for businesses to install solar panels

Demand for Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland grants and supports from Irish businesses are going “gangbusters”, according its chief executive.

William Walsh said that increased commercial rooftop solar grants, supports for industrial heat pumps, and a forthcoming commercial retrofit scheme were all examples of the growing schemes available for businesses to decarbonise their energy use.

Industrial heat pumps are sophisticated devices that use electricity to create high heat for application in industry. Walsh said the ...