Solar Panels for farmers.
Why choose solar for your farm building?
Farms that install to solar PV systems can expect large financial and environmental benefits. A typical solar PV system can supply a substantial portion of free electricity for over 25 years, or 30 years+ in the case of Solarwatt panels. With the addition of a TAMS grant, paybacks can be as little as two years for sole traders and 3-4 years for companies.
Solar energy has evolved into the world’s fastest-expanding energy resource. The mass production of solar PV panels means they are now competitively priced and accessible for all. While electricity prices have surged, the cost of solar installation has decreased.
Cost Efficiency: Cut your farm’s electricity bill dramatically.
Future-Proofing: Lock-in electricity prices and safeguard against escalating energy costs.
Tax Benefits: Solar panels qualify for accelerated capital allowances. This is worth 12.5% of the final investment cost to companies and up to 50% for sole traders.
Impressive Returns: Expect free electricity for 30 years + with Solarwatt panels. Paybacks of 2- 4 years for farmers and 5-6 years for businesses with grant and tax benefits applied.
Enhanced efficiency with battery storage
Combining your solar PV system with battery storage helps you maximise its benefits. Battery storage allows you to boost the self-consumption of your self-generated electricity. You can also charge off cheap night rate electricity.
Why choose Local Power for your solar install?
Local Power delivers a turnkey service including:
All TAMS paperwork
System design and recommendations
Supply and installation of technology
Ongoing monitoring and maintenance
Over the last few years, we’ve seen the changeability of electricity prices. The majority of farms in Ireland have ample roof space for solar PV. With a TAMS grant, you can install a system to help cut your current bills while cushioning against future electricity price hikes. It’s essential to install a technology that you can rely on for years to come. That’s why Local Power installs Solarwatt glass-glass panels which come with European 30-year product and performance guarantees.
Local Power specialised installations on farms. Our dedicated team will guide you through the entire process, from initial applications to the final system handover and beyond.
Solar PV is a concrete action all farms can take towards boosting their sustainability credentials. Solarwatt panels are one of the most sustainable solar products in the market, cradle-to-cradle, with the longest warranties and the longest proven lifetime, making the most of every kg of CO2 emitted to produce the solar panels
Our clients include:
The case for SOLARWATT panels
- Robust and durable 2mm glass-glass panels.
- Ultra-reliable with excellent energy yields.
- Rested against PID, storms, hail, sandstorms, and cyclones.
- 30-year European guarantees (both product and performance).
- Full insurance coverage for the first 5 years included as standard.
SOLARWATT’s Unique Features
- Snow-load guarantee
Are there any grants or incentives available?
Farmers can potentially recover their investment in solar PV in under five years and benefit from a reliable source of renewable energy for more than three decades. This arguably positions solar PV as one of the bestinvestments a farmer can pursue to bolster their commitment to sustainability.
Eligible farmers can avail themselves of a 60% TAMS grant support for solar PV installations up to 62kWp and battery storage up to 31kWp with an investment ceiling of €90,000. An easily accessible SEAI grant worth 20-25% is also available to farmers,
Local Power is registered with both the Department of Agriculture and the SEAI, and handle all the grant paperwork on your behalf.
The smart choice for your farm
With grants and tax incentives, solar PV has never been more affordable for Irish farmers. By installing solar panels on your roof, you can significantly reduce your reliance on the grid and lower your monthly energy bills. Choosing a premium technology protects your investment ensuring you many years of reliable returns and lower carbon emissions.