For Written Answer on : 07/03/2023
Question Number(s): 705 Question Reference(s): 11533/23
Department: Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 662 of 24 January 2023, to outline the way in which the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland monitors his Department’s registered solar PV installers as outlined in his response; the further role, if any, that the SEAI has in respect of TAMS grant aided solar PV installations on farm buildings especially in relation to safety and standards; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) does not monitor my Department’s registered solar PV installers list per se, rather it monitors its own registered solar PV installers list. Effectively almost all of the companies and businesses on my Department’s registered list are also on the SEAI registered solar PV installers list.
The monitoring process employed by the SEAI on their approved list is a matter for my colleague, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications.