AmberGreen Energy – the Northern Irish company supporting Northern Irish farmers
By Eleanor McGillie
LEADING renewable energy developer, AmberGreen Energy, has said its local approach as a Northern Irish business, providing an all round energy consultancy for Northern Irish farmers, is what is driving their reputation forwards as one of the most trusted developer in the region.
In an interview, the company’s chief executive, Dwyer O’Neill, said the company, which has bases in Armagh and Belfast, has installed over 300KW of power in the last three months, are quoting for solar PV installation across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, have created four jobs since January and have aspirations to soon create up to another seven jobs.
Mr O’Neill, who has been leading the company since 2011, said people are making big decisions about their energy bills for their homes and businesses and are very much focused at examining ways to lessen their reliance on solid fuels.
AmberGreen Solar, a division of AmberGreen Energy, has been working directly with farmers across Northern Ireland to help them explore what the best way forward is in order to boost their farming enterprises.
Mr O’Neill said: “Our approach to our business is a simple one – we work directly with our customers offering that face to face customer service. There are so many questions which homeowners and farmers want answered and we are there to do it.
“Earlier this year we held a series of seminars in Tyrone which were hugely successful and because of demand we have announced another four roadshows. We will also be at Balmoral Show in May so farmers can talk to us directly.”
Mr O’Neill said face to face talks with farmers is the best way for farmers to discuss any issues they may have in relation to solar PV installations.
He said: “One big issue for farmers is knowing what it actually means when they are offered free solar panels. Our answer to that is simple – there’s no such thing as free panels because often farmers find themselves signing away the lease of their roof for 25 years. There are more accessible and sensible ways for farmers to fund solar PV than giving away the rights to their roofs for 25 years.
“Another issue we address is the quality of products which best suit farms. There are a wide range of products available but it is vital farmers chose the right products to suit the environment they are to be placed in.”
Mr O’Neill said that while the market for PV might appear to be full of similar products, and how low initial price might seem to be a good selection criteria, Amber Green Energy believes that selecting a high yield system incorporating Conergy panels is more rewarding choice.
He said: “Conergy panels are manufactured in Germany to suit the low-light conditions often experienced in Northern Ireland. These are tested for exposure to ammonia and salt-mist and so can safely be used where livestock are housed and in coastal locations.”
Amber Green Energy, has recently bought over Global Solar Renewables, a move which strengthens the company’s position as it now holds all of the professional accreditations in-house – MCS, REAL and NICEIC. It is also proud to offer all customers a 25 year warranty on the performance of its solar panel installations.
Mr O’Neill said: “This is a very important consideration for farmers. Amber Green Energy holds all of the professional accreditations in-house – MCS, REAL and NICEIC. What this means is that Amber Green meets the high standards and regulations required by the MCS Installer Scheme. As members of the Renewable Energy Association’s REAL Assurance Scheme, we follow a code of practice which is endorsed by The Office of Fair Trading that protects the consumer. As an NICEIC registered contractor Amber Green Energy are re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure the high standards are met. ”
Mr O’Neill said the Amber Green Energy team are always just a phonecall away where staff in the Belfast or Armagh offices are happy to assist.
The roadshows take place on:
- April 10 at Millbrook Lodge Hotel – 5 Drumaness Road,Ballynahinch
- April 17 at The Brown Trout – 209 Agivey Road, Aghadowey, Coleraine
- April 24 at The Canal Court Hotel – Merchant Quays, Newry and
- May 1 at The Valley -Main Street, Fivemiletown
Places are limited and so anyone wishing to attend are advised to book early by calling 028 877 89229.
For further information contact Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd on 028 3756 9569 | 07709805379 | www.mgmpr.co.uk | Renewable Energy PR | Public Relations Northern Ireland | Public Relations UK | Brand Journalism Experts | Brand Journalism Northern Ireland | Brand Journalism UK
Notes To Editor:
- Amber Green Energy is an industry leader in green energy solutions in Northern Ireland. The company has bases in Armagh and Belfast. It adopts a dynamic approach to project funding, combined with proven technologies, ensures excellent returns on investments from renewable, sustainable power generation. Amber Green helps clients navigate green energy legislation and access to sustainable energy revenues. Amber Green Energy helps clients with the planning and design of sustainable green energy technologies for anaerobic digestion, wind power generation, combined heat and power and solar panels – photovoltaics. Amber Green Solar is a subsidiary of Amber Green Energy.