For Written Answer on : 14/11/2023
Question Number(s): 391 Question Reference(s): 49798/23
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 Minimum Specifications for the Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems S.198 and in particular with reference to the Declaration of Works Documentation pertaining to solar PV installations, to outline the number of registered companies currently on his Department’s Solar Photovoltaic Company Register; the number of individual installers on his Department’s Solar Photovoltaic Installer Register; if both registers are publicly accessible; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
A registered list of competent installers to carry out solar PV installations is maintained by my Department, as required under the terms and conditions of Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Scheme. The latest version of this list is available on the Department’s website. The Declaration of Works Form, as outlined in S.198 regarding the minimum specifications for the installation of Solar PV Systems, requires the inclusion of the Solar PV Registered Company.
The number of solar PV installers on the Department’s registered list as of November 2023 now stands at 192. The registered list is comprised of businesses, companies and sole traders.
It should be noted that my Department has a single list of registered installers which is sufficient for the purposes of operating the TAMS grant aid scheme in respect of applications for solar PV installations.