TERMS AND CONDITIONS Introduced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine In implementation of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) No. 1305/2013 and Commission Regulations (EU) 807/2014, 808/2014 and 809/2014 In implementation of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) 2020/2022laying down certain transitional provisions for support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) in the years 2021 and 2022 This Scheme is provided for in the 2014-2022 Rural Development Programme of Ireland The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
The Department has prepared this document as an aid to ensure that farmers and advisors are aware of
the requirements and conditions attaching to payments concerned and to assist in completing applications
for the Solar Capital Investment Scheme. When your application is submitted online you are accepting
that you understand the Terms and Conditions outlined in this document and will fully comply with
them. The scheme terms and conditions applicable to an approval and payment claims is the version in
circulation on the date of application.
This scheme is being implemented pursuant to an approved programme under Council Regulation (EC) No.
1305/2013 of 17 December 2013 and Commission Regulations (EU) 807/2014, 808/2014 and 809/2014 on
support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Regulations (EU) 1306/2013 and 640/2014 as amended lay down the details in relation to Force Majeure
and Administrative Penalties.
Under Regulation (EU) 2020/2220 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 December 2020 lays
down certain transitional provisions for support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Development (EAFRD) and from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) in the years 2021 and
2022 and amending Regulations (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013 and (EU) No 1307/2013 as regards
resources and application in the years 2021 and 2022 and Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 as regards
resources and the distribution of such support in respect of the years 2021 and 2022.
The scheme will be operated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and will operate in all
areas of the State.
(i) The objective of the Scheme is to encourage self-consumption of renewable energy on a
holding and lower the energy costs at farm level
(ii) Lower the carbon footprint of primary production
(iii) Support the objective of a climate neutral farm and a more resilient agriculture sector
Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme 3 Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme 3
Funding and Financing
(i) The Scheme is jointly funded by the European Union and the national exchequer. The funding for
the Scheme is limited and all applications are subject to the operation of selection criteria. Grant
aid will only be paid on approved, completed, and eligible expenditure and shall be paid at the rate
of 60% up to the applicable maximum investment ceiling of €90,000 per holding. Multiple
applications per tranche are permissible however the minimum amount of investment which is
eligible for approval under this Scheme is €2,000 per application.
In the case of an application by two or more eligible partners in a partnership registered on this
Department’s Register of Farm Partnership the maximum eligible investment ceiling shall remain at
In cases where the applicant(s) relevant investment ceiling has been exhausted for this scheme any
subsequent application for Solar investments under the relevant TAMS 3 Solar Scheme will not be
accepted. Please note, as part of the grant aid payment calculation, an applicant(s) investment
ceiling is reduced before the application of a penalty or a reduction.