Pinergy Solar Electric 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.