Management Team

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+ Mark Hamilton | CEO & Co-Founder

Mark is an experienced renewable energy entrepreneur with over 12 years of management, commercial and engineering experience. He is passionately driven by a vision of 100% renewable energy and a world free from fossil fuels.

Mark co-founded Solo Energy to address an increasing demand for energy storage solutions as an enabler for increased renewable generation. He previously led the technical and commercial development of the world's largest tidal turbine at Scotrenewables raising over €30m in corporate and public sector investment.

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+ Killian O'Connor | COO & Co-Founder

Killian is an experienced renewable energy professional and a passionate advocate for the advancement of clean technologies.

A wind energy expert, Killian has advised on over 1 GW of onshore wind projects in Ireland, UK, Scandinavia, Middle East and Africa during his time spent as a consultant with DNV GL.

Killian holds a BSc in Applied Physics from the University of Limerick and an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

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+ Liam Breathnach | CTO

Liam is a keen exponent of the clean-energy revolution and the transformation of the electricity system to one powered exclusively by clean, renewable energy.

He is a specialist in the modelling and analysis of power systems with over ten years of prior experience working in the power system studies field at ESB International. He has undertaken numerous transmission and distribution projects both in Ireland and internationally.

Liam holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Applied Computing for Technologists.

Board Members

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+ Simon De Pietro | Director

Simon is Owner and Director of DP Energy companies and Co-President of Ocean Energy Europe. Simon is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering (Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics) from the University of Liverpool, England, with a background in low emissions combustion in gas turbines used for power generation.

Simon has over 20 years experience in developing wind farms and more recently solar and marine energy projects in Ireland, UK, Canada and Australia.

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+ Maureen De Pietro | Director

Maureen is Owner and Director of DP Energy companies. In 1992 being aware of the need for action to combat threatened climate change and environmental degradation she gave up her law firm partnership to become a sole practitioner and to devote her time to the promotion of the production of energy from renewable resources.

Since that time Maureen has been an active member of a number of national and international wind and renewable energy associations.