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As the leading solar PV systems installers in Munster. Our aim is to create happy households where people can become more self-sufficient by producing their own electricity. It’s really rewarding seeing the satisfaction on people’s faces knowing that their energy bills are reduced significantly. Furthermore, We do more than just install solar panels on Irish roofs. We also provide energy management systems so you can see where you can save further energy in your usage. PV Generation is competitively priced especially now with the grants, we are delighted to be able to create more customers in Ireland. 

What We Do

We believe that going solar should be simple and hassle-free. That’s why we supply the solar PV panels and take care of all the installation and maintenance—for little to no upfront cost.

Why We Do It

In Ireland, 72.8% of electricity generated are from non-renewable energy sources.* Plus it’s expensive! We exist to accelerate Ireland into becoming a cleaner energy consumer one building at a time. 

How We Do It

By giving you the means to save energy and enabling you to offset any expensive electricity prices. Our solar PV panels generate electricity more efficiently. We are the only full time installers registered with SEAI in the Munster area to process the grant based installations.  

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*Information from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Energy In Ireland 2017 Report

The Leading solar company in Munster

The Company

PV Generation is Ireland’s longest established solar energy company. Founded and based in Cork, it delivers a nationwide service.  

In 2015 Martin Desmond and Joe Garvin founded PV Generation, bringing their respective expertise together: Martin with fifteen year’s experience in electrical engineering and Joe with thirty year’s experience in carpentry and roofing.

Martin had been a researcher in the Nimbus Centre at CIT, Ireland’s leading research centre in cyber-physical systems and the internet of things. His work focused on different types of renewable energies and solar PV in particular grabbed his attention.

Joe had left Ireland to work in Canada in 2012 as the recession had left him without work in Ireland. His co-founding of PV Generation with Martin brought him home in 2015.

Both Martin and Joe identified a need in the Irish market for a viable renewable energy source. PV Generation became one of the pioneering solar installation companies in the country offering domestic installations and over time developing and expanding into the commercial sector. 

Through Martin’s association with the Nimbus centre, Richard Linger came on board as a third director. He is a structural engineer with over thirty year’s world-wide experience in the energy industry.

In 2019 when the company expanded further, Laura McArdle came on board as sales and marketing director. She has over ten year’s experience working for various organisations in the renewable energy sector.

In 2019 PV Generation opened an office in Co. Monaghan, which in conjunction with the existing Cork headquarters saw the company go from six employees to over twenty-four. This enabled PV Generation to provide a nationwide service.

Joe Garvin

CEO & Co-Founder

Martin Desmond

Founder & Technical Director

Laura McArdle

Managing Director

Richard Linger

Commercial Director

We are proud members of the Micro Renewable Energy Federation. MREF is a members based organisation representing the majority of companies and stakeholders engaged in developing, Installing/supplying and manufacturing micro PV solar and battery storage in Ireland.