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For Written Answer on : 20/06/2023
Question Number(s): 474 Question Reference(s): 29205/23
Department: Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine with reference to his Department’s PV panel installers registration form, and with further reference to the requirement to have completed a training course in solar photovoltaic panel installation, to outline the training courses recognised; whether or not certification is required; if so, the details of same; to further outline the recognised training providers mentioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


A Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installer is required to submit a completed solar PV Installer Registration form and a certificate of public and employers liability Insurance in relation to being included on my Department’s Solar PV Registered Installer List.

With regards to the Safe Electric registered electrician who will sign the Inspection, Testing and Commissioning Report for the solar PV installation, confirmation of the Qualified Certifier Number provided by Safe Electric Ireland or a Safe Electric card that confirms the individual’s business registration by Safe Electric Ireland, is required.

It is a requirement that the electrician has completed training courses in 1) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel Implementation, and 2) Electrical Installation of Micro-Generators, and certification is required. QQI Award Certification (for training modules 6N0306 and 6N0307) or equivalent is acceptable.

There are a number of training providers nationwide for these courses.