Activ8 Powers Ahead: 2023 A Year of Sustainable Growth and Expansion

  • Activ8 created fifteen new jobs with the opening of new depot in Naas, Co. Kildare
  • Acquisition of Allbrite
  • Expansion into Scotland
  • Activ8 expects to create new jobs on the commercial side in 2024

Carrickmacross, Monaghan – 25th January 2024:  Activ8 Solar Energies, Ireland’s foremost domestic and commercial solar panel installation company, has concluded a groundbreaking year marked by a strategic acquisition, significant expansion, job creation, and an ambitious move into the Scottish market. These developments have positioned Activ8 as a leading force in renewable energy solutions in Ireland, combining solar expertise with heat pump knowledge and extending its footprint beyond the Irish borders.

New Depot and Job Creation in Naas, and Headquarters Expansion in Carrickmacross

Activ8 Solar Energies continued its growth trajectory in 2023 with the establishment of a new depot in Naas, Co. Kildare, creating fifteen immediate jobs, with more to come, and a substantial expansion of its Carrickmacross headquarters facility in Co. Monaghan. These moves underscore Activ8’s commitment to providing high-quality solar solutions, job creation, and contributing to local communities.

Allbrite Acquisition

In a strategic move to broaden its renewables energy footprint, Activ8 announced its successful acquisition of Allbrite, a leading heat pump company in Ireland, in August 2023, consolidating its position as a comprehensive provider of sustainable energy solutions. The merger combines Activ8’s renowned solar expertise with Allbrite’s impressive heat pump knowledge, offering unmatched energy solutions to businesses and communities across Ireland.

Expansion into the Scottish Market

The company entered the Scottish market in 2023, marking a significant milestone in the company’s mission to make sustainable energy accessible and affordable in multiple markets. The move demonstrates Activ8’s commitment to fostering renewable energy in Scotland’s commercial sector, reducing energy costs, and contributing to a more sustainable energy future. Fifteen commercial projects were completed by December 2023, with plans for thirty more in 2024 and a commitment to further growth in 2025/26.

Anticipated Growth in 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, Activ8 Solar Energies anticipates significant growth in the commercial sector, with a focus on servicing rapid growth in commercial, industrial, and utility-scale solar projects in Ireland and the UK. This expansion is expected to create numerous job opportunities. The company remains at the forefront of the solar industry, providing innovative solutions and driving positive change in the renewable energy sector.

Monaghan GAA Sponsorship

Activ8 partnered with Monaghan GAA in 2023 in a strategic three-year sponsorship agreement with the County Board, becoming the first Monaghan-based business to sponsor the county’s men’s football and hurling teams in two decades.

Established Entrepreneur Of The Year

In November 2023, Ciaran Marron, CEO and founder of Activ8 Solar Energies, was named as the Established Entrepreneur Of The Year at the 26th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Winners of the established entrepreneur category are long-standing businesses which are “market leaders” in their sectors and have made a significant contribution to the Irish economy over time.

Ciaran Marron, CEO and Founder of Activ8 Solar Energies, said: “2023 has proved to be a pivotal year for Activ8 as we increased our renewable energy footprint. From strategic acquisitions and operational expansions to new international markets, we are poised to lead the industry forward. These milestones reflect our commitment to sustainability, growth, and progress. They are also a testament to the great team we have in the business.”