How we became Ireland's solar experts

With over 18,500 customers, we are Ireland's longest established solar company.

The Activ8 Story

The story of Activ8 Solar Energies

16 years, 14,000 customers and a lot of solar panels!

January 2007
Ciaran Marron founded Activ8 Solar Energies in 2007 to bring renewable solar thermal energy to Ireland.
Ciaran Marron - CEO Activ8 Solar Energies
May 2009
New office based in Carrickmacross opened by Minister Eamon Ryan with 15 full-time staff employed
Ciaran Marron CEO Activ8 Solar Energies with Minister Eamon Ryan at opening of old head office in May 2009
August 2011
SEAI Greener Homes Leading Installer

2009, 2010, 2011 leading installer with 920 installs in 2011 alone - 75% more than any other company
Better Energy Homes logo - SEAI national upgrade programme
Ciaran Marron CEO Activ8 Solar Energies

“We managed to survive and thrive through the recession. We provided a service that allowed people to save money over time produce renewable energy on their roof. Customers invested in their own homes.”

Ciaran Marron, Founder and CEO of Activ8 Solar Energies

January 2012
Opening of Solar PV Division
Gary Connolly Commercial Director Activ8 Solar Energies

“We started installing solar PV in Ireland back in 2012, a full 6 years before any incentive was introduced.”

Gary Connolly, Commerical Director

July 2014
SSE Airtricity Energy Credits Partnership 🎉
This is Generation Green picture SSE Airtricity
Aidan Marron Managing Director Activ8 Solar Energies

“We partnered with SSE Airtricity in 2014 to supply the utility with energy credits - this was the start of the relationship with Activ8 & SSE Airtricity”

Aidan Marron, Director of Activ8 Solar Energies

March 2017
SSE Arena Installation — 420kWp solar pv system installed across 6 rooftops on the SSE Arena in Belfast

Further strengthening of the SSE Airtricity partnership through this large commercial installation.

1,448 Suntech solar panels were installed on the rooftops of the Oddysey building in Belfast city centre. The installation was completed in under 2 weeks!

Commercial solar panels on SSE Arena Belfast
April 2018
SSE Airtricity aquire 40% of Activ8 Solar Energies and increase that to 50% 12 months later
Stephen Gallagher of SSE Airtricity and Ciaran Marron Activ8 holding solar panel

Director of Business Energy SSE Airtricity, Stephen Gallagher and Activ8 CEO Ciaran Marron

Stephen Gallagher SSE Airtricity

“Activ8 and SSE Airtricity are poised to bring our combined strengths and unique offerings to a much-wider domestic and commercial customer base, including SSE Airtricity’s 750,000 energy supply customers across the island.”

Stephen Gallagher, SSE Airtricity Director of Business Energy

July 2020
🚀 Launch Customer resource centre
As we moved to a digital handover with COVID19 - we launched our Customer Resource Centre.

We recorded hours and hours of footage and now we have a dedicated Customer portal where our customers can watch tutorials and walk-throughs on every aspect of their system.

iPad showing Activ8 Customer Resource Centre
June 2022
Activ8 Solar Energies move into their new state-of-the-art headquarters in NEXUS Business Park, Carrickmacross.
Activ8 Solar Energies Head OfficeSolar panels on Activ8 Solar Energies head office in Carrickmacross
Ciaran Marron CEO Activ8 Solar Energies

“Moving into our new premises will allow us to provide both our domestic and commercial customers with the very best solar products and services.

I am so excited for the next chapter.”

Ciaran, CEO of Activ8 Solar Energies

Activ8 Solar Energies is the largest solar installation company in Ireland with over 14,000 installations since 2007.

We are Ireland's solar experts.

Contact Us
Activ8 Solar Energies logo in partnership with SSE Airtricity

Got solar questions?

Contact one of our departments for the help you need