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Viridian Solar and Heat Merchants to Work Together in Ireland

Grant Scheme and Electricity Export Payments to Drive Market for Solar PV

June 2019

Heat Merchants roof integrated solar


Viridian Solar and Heat Merchants announce a new partnership to bring Clearline Fusion roof integrated solar PV systems to customers in the Republic of Ireland.

Established in 1978, Heat Merchants has 32 branches throughout the country and a central distribution facility located in Athlone. Renewable Energy is a growing division in the group with a dedicated renewable energy team offering expert advice on solar photovoltaic, heat pumps, heat recovery and biomass heating systems.

In July 2018 a grant scheme for domestic solar in Ireland was launched, offering €700 per kWp installed up to a maximum of €1400 or 2kWp. When installed alongside battery storage, which attracts a further €1,000 grant, the solar grant ceiling increases to 4kWp or €2800. A new proposal under the Irish government's climate action plan would reward solar installations with guaranteed payments for exported electricity.

Jamie Berryman, Sales Director of Viridian Solar said:

" The introduction of a generous government grant and new proposals for an export tariff look set to create a excellent market conditions for solar PV in the Republic of Ireland, so we are very excited to announce our partnership with Heat Merchants to offer our high quality roof-integrated solar to their customers. "

Alan Hogan, Managing Director of Heat Merchants said:

" With more and more customers in Ireland looking to install aesthetic in-roof solar, Clearline Fusion is a great addition to our Renewable Energy product range. We look forward to working with Viridian Solar to develop the market in Eire."