Solar Panels - Zero VAT On Supply & Install
Kelly Ohlmus

Solar Panels - Zero VAT On Supply & Install

Irish Government has removed VAT on supply and installation for solar panels, making it the cheapest way of generating electricity.

The Irish government recently announced zero VAT on the supply and installation of solar panels. This means that homeowners and businesses who invest in solar panels will save approximately €1,000, bringing the average cost for installation down from €9,000 to €8,000. This move comes on the back of a micro-generation scheme which now allows householders to sell their excess renewable energy back to the grid.

Solar power is now the cheapest way of generating electricity, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This is a significant milestone in the shift towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. The announcement of zero VAT on solar panels is part of the Irish government's push for renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions.

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The benefits of solar power are many. Solar panels are a clean and renewable source of energy that can be used to power homes and businesses. They are low-maintenance and can last for up to 25 years or more. As solar power becomes increasingly affordable and technological advances mean it generally takes a day to install, electricity can provide hot water and the surplus can be stored in a battery for later use, solar is now viable for many Irish homes.



By installing solar panels, homeowners and businesses can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills. The energy generated by solar panels is free, and any excess energy can be sold back to the grid, providing an additional source of income. Furthermore, investing in solar panels can increase the value of a property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

However, it's important to note that not all solar panel installations are created equal. It's essential to find qualified professionals who can install solar panels correctly and safely. That's where Onlinetradesmen comes in. Onlinetradesmen is Ireland's largest online source of qualified tradespeople, connecting homeowners and businesses to qualified and rated professionals who can provide reliable and affordable services, including solar panel installations.



To find qualified professionals for your solar panel project, all you need to do is post a job with Onlinetradesmen. Simply describe the work you need to be done, and trade pros who are interested will respond via our system - giving you multiple quotes to choose from in your area. You can then review their profiles, read reviews from previous customers, and select the tradesperson who best meets your needs.

The Irish government's decision to reduce VAT on zero supplies and installations commences on 1st May 2023 and is an excellent opportunity to save money and realise a faster return on your investment. To start your search for a solar panel expert, post your job today to find qualified professionals through Onlinetradesmen.

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