Activ8 Solar Energies and SSE Airtricity have announced the creation of up to 200 jobs over the next two years.
The announcement was made as Activ8 opened a new headquarters in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, on Tuesday.
The company claims itself as SSE Airtricity’s only solar partner and Ireland’s largest supplier of solar PV systems.
New roles will be in areas such as design, technical, engineering, plumbing, and roofing, along with administration and back-office positions.
The company said the new 20,000sq ft facility in Carrickmacross is the most energy-efficient commercial premises in Monaghan and the first NZEB standard (nearly zero energy building) to obtain planning permission in the county.
The 20,000 sq ft facility was officially opened Tuesday (30 August) by Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Martin said the facility will have a positive impact on the north-east region and will lead to a “significant increase” in the provision of solar products across Ireland.
“This will ensure more sustainable options being offered to businesses and customers across the country and ultimately support the delivery of Ireland’s climate targets,” Martin said.
Activ8 chief executive Ciaran Marron said the new jobs will increase the company’s capacity across several departments.
“Today’s official opening of our new headquarters is a key milestone for the company, and it would not have been possible if not for the dedication and hard work from the fantastic staff we have in Activ8 and I can’t thank them enough,” he said.
Founded in 2007, Activ8 has delivered more than 15,000 solar installations to date across Ireland, consisting of more than 100,000 solar panels.