Pinergy SolarElectric appoints Dick Meaney as Agri Sales Manager

Pinergy SolarElectric has today announced the appointment of Dick Meaney as its new Agricultural Sales Manager. Dick’s role will focus on driving national sales in the agricultural division to match the growth ambitions of Pinergy SolarElectric.


In his new role, Dick will be supporting farmers to become more sustainable in the long term by embracing renewable technologies through Solar PV, helping them to reduce their carbon footprint at farm level while simultaneously enabling them to reduce energy costs on the farm.


Rising energy costs and sustainability targets are two major challenges in the farming sector currently. Dick will work with farmers to help them overcome those challenges in a way that aligns with Pinergy’s wider vision for a sustainable energy future for Ireland. Dick’s core areas of responsibility will be advising farmers across the country on their renewable and microgeneration strategy, whilst supporting them with their broader sustainability challenges particularly in managing agricultural emissions.


Speaking about the new appointment, Michael Norton Head of Commercial Sales at Pinergy SolarElectric said, “We are excited to welcome Dick to the role of Agricultural Sales Manager here at Pinergy SolarElectric. Dick comes to us with a wealth of experience working in the agriculture and renewables sector. We are looking forward to building a new future for the agri-solar energy market where farmers can reap the long-term benefits of solar energy including generating their own energy 365 days a year as well as earning revenue from any excess solar energy generated with suppliers like Pinergy”

Commenting on his appointment, Dick Meaney said “I’m really looking forward to working with the team at Pinergy SolarElectric to help farmers across Ireland think differently about their renewable energy needs. With 2030 climate targets coming into sharp focus, there is a lot that the sector can do and should be doing. The ESB Networks Mini Gen pilot to pay site owners for excess energy in 150 sites is very welcome for the Agri sector and we hope will be opened to many more sites very soon as demand is significant from the farmers that we talk to”


Prior to joining Pinergy Solar Electric Dick worked in a number of positions which included Development Officer for the LEADER Programme at Carlow County Development Partnership, Assistant Manager at New Ross/Waterford Livestock Mart Ltd., Capita Customer Solutions- Quality Assurance Auditor for Bord Bia and Forestry Services Ltd-Agent for Lightsource Renewable Developments Ltd.


Dick is originally from Kilkenny and qualified with a Bachelor of Ag Sc in Rural Development from University College Dublin.

Pinergy SolarElectric appoints Michael Norton as Head of Commercial Sales

Pinergy Solar Electric has today announced the appointment of Michael Norton as Head of Commercial Sales. This new appointment will see Michael develop and lead the implementation of a commercial sales strategy in line with the growth ambitions of Pinergy Solar Electric. This appointment builds on Pinergy’s commitment to growing their solar offering following the acquisition of Solar Electric last year.


In this new role, Michael will build and lead a best-in-class technical commercial sales team on a national basis for Pinergy Solar Electric and harness the synergies within the broader Pinergy vision. Michael’s aim is to create a dynamic and purpose driven commercial sales team within Pinergy Solar Electric to support the commercial and industrial sectors in Ireland in achieving their ambitious sustainability goals.


Michael’s core areas of expertise are Solar PV, Business Development, Battery Storage and Renewable Energy. Since starting his career in solar PV back in 2009, Michael has participated in and observed the global shift to renewable energy.


Speaking about the new appointment, Ronan Power Interim General Manager at Pinergy Solar Electric said: “Michael’s experience in Solar PV combined with his business development and broader energy experience means he is well positioned to lead the commercial sales team for Pinergy SolarElectric. We are at a tipping point here in Ireland, where real actions are taking place on the ground and our economy is starting to turn to renewable energy rapidly. Michael is passionate about bringing the economic and environmental benefits of Solar PV and storage to public sector, hospitality, industrial, logistics, manufacturing, retail and agri sectors across the country which really makes him the ideal person for this job.”

Commenting on his appointment, Michael Norton said “I’m delighted to come back to Pinergy SolarElectric in a new development and leadership role.  We are well positioned to meet the demand of both our current and future clients as they look to develop their own sustainable energy future whilst helping them to deliver on their ESG policies & programmes. There has never been a better time to invest in a solar energy future.”


Pinergy recently announced a Clean Export Guarantee (CEG) tariff for eligible customers selling their excess solar energy back to Pinergy. Pinergy’s new MicroGen Plan will see it pay 13.5c per kWh for any excess electricity generated for commercial and domestic customers during 2022 who sign up to the plan and who are on a Pinergy electricity supply contract.


Prior to joining Pinergy Solar Electric, Michael held the position of Industrial & Commercial Sales Engineer at Gas Networks Ireland. Prior to that he was the Commercial Design & Sales Manager at Solar Electric.


Michael is originally from Kilkenny and holds an MSc in Renewable Energy from the University of Oldenburg, Germany and a BSc in Analytical Science from Dublin City University.

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