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UrbanVolt launches Solar as a Service to help take 1 in 5 clients off the grid 14.12.17

The service, SOLaaS, will operate along the same lines as the company's Light as a Service.

Irish Independent

UrbanVolt introduces Solar as a Service 14.12.17

UrbanVolt, the award winning Light as a Service provider, has announced a new solar solution.

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt leading the way in delivering LED lighting upgrades for businesses 17.10.17

The International Energy Agency has commended UrbanVolt as having one of the world’s most innovative business models for helping companies reduce energy consumption and cost.

International Energy Agency

The Irish firm behind the bright idea to sell Light as a Service 28.09.17

Innovation awards finalist UrbanVolt helps firms switch to sustainable energy

The Irish Times

Entrepreneur’s 80,000 light bulb moments key to industry ‘step change’ 22.09.17

UrbanVolt’s ‘energy service’ provides LEDs free to clients and then shares the savings

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt short listed for Finance for the Future Awards 2017 16.08.17

An Irish company that makes money by cutting its business clients' lighting bills has been short listed for the Finance for the Future Awards.

Irish Independent

Masters student awarded DCU and UrbanVolt scholarship 24.07.17

Monaghan student Laura Brady has been chosen as the recipient of the inaugural UrbanVolt and Dublin City University Master’s scholarship.


UrbanVolt raises €1.5 million to expand its Light as a Service 16.07.17

UrbanVolt, a Light as a Service company whose backers include Ireland rugby international Jamie Heaslip, has raised €1.5 million for its next expansion

Sunday Business Post

Global award for UrbanVolt’s Light as a Service® business model 10.07.17

UrbanVolt has received an international accolade for its innovative business model.


The shortlist for ‘The Irish Times’ Innovation awards is revealed 01.06.17

The 21 finalists this year include teenage innovators with a new equine supplement and a device to control children’s online activity

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt launches DCU scholarship 31.05.17

One of Ireland’s most innovative companies has launched a scholarship programme to encourage students to bring outsider thinking to insider industries.


Five start-ups to look out for in 2017 27.05.17

Start-ups are very much in vogue in today’s business world, and trying to keep on top of them all can seem like an impossible task.

Irish Independent

UrbanVolt lights up its 100th business 08.05.17

The start-up has marked its 100th installation at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry, Dublin.

Irish Independent

UrbanVolt awarded for its unique Light as a Service business model 27.03.17

UrbanVolt and SUSI Partners have been named as one of the top finance agreements of 2016.

Trade and Forfaiting Review (TFR)

The business boost of being Sponsor for a Day for Leinster and Munster 30.01.17

For two Irish SMEs, the Bank of Ireland initiative that put their names on the shirts of rugby giants, transformed their brand presence

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt named as Leinster Sponsor 12.01.17

UrbanVolt have won Bank of Ireland’s Sponsor for a Day and will have their name featured on the Leinster Rugby jersey.


These are the top Irish companies to watch in 2017 01.01.17

We look at the fast-growing businesses that are ready to make a splash this year.


30 Irish tech start-ups to watch in 2017 19.12.16

The Irish start-up ecosystem is gaining pace and more and more start-ups are entering the fray. Here is our selection of 30 to keep an eye on in 2017.

Silicon Replublic

Irish start-up UrbanVolt recognised at prestigious European awards 08.12.16

An Irish start-up has been named as a finalist in this year's prestigious Startup Europe Awards.

Irish Independent

"We want one billion euros in savings for our customers" 06.12.16

UrbanVolt supplies lighting as a service. Founder Kevin Maughan is on a global mission.

Think Business

Lightbulb moment switched us on 20.11.16

LED lights yield big savings, but retrofitting costs put customers off. Kevin Maughan’s bright idea was to make his product free

The Sunday Times

€30m funding gives energy saver UrbanVolt bright future 01.11.16

An Irish company that makes money by cutting its business clients' lighting bills has signed a €30m funding deal to roll out its services.

Irish Independent

Irish Energy StartUp Signs a €30m Funding Deal 02.11.16

It was announced yesterday that UrbanVolt, the award-winning Irish energy services company, has agreed a funding line of an initial €30 million.

Business World

UrbanVolt secures €30m investment from Swiss fund 01.11.16

The agreement will see the SUSI Energy Efficiency Fund co-invest with UrbanVolt in energy efficiency projects being installed in SMEs across the country.

RTE News

UrbanVolt receives power boost with €30m Swiss funding 02.11.16

An Irish company that manufactures low energy LED lighting called Urban Volt has received its latest ‘power boost’ with a €30m financing deal from a Swiss environmental fund.

Silicon Republic

UrbanVolt energised by €30m financing deal with Swiss fund 01.11.16

UrbanVolt, which provides Light as a Service, has signed a €30 million funding deal with SUSI Partners.

The Irish Times

Trying to solve the L.E.D. quandary 06.10.16

Selling "light," not light bulbs, is one way that companies producing long-lasting L.E.D. bulbs hope to stay in business, even after "socket saturation" sets in.

The New Yorker

UrbanVolt gets the LED out 26.09.16

The energy-saving Dublin firm is ready to take its ‘lightbulbs as a service’ pitch overseas in 2017.

Sunday Business Post

Energy saving firm UrbanVolt to up staff count 26.09.16

Fast-growing company will grow its workforce from 22 to 60 people.

Sunday Business Post

UrbanVolt announces €5m investment in energy efficiency projects in Cork - UrbanVolt 13.09.16

The energy and lighting specialist firm UrbanVolt is to invest €5m in energy efficiency projects in businesses in the Cork region. Some €2m of the fund will go to upgrading lighting facilities in the Blackpool Shopping Centre together with Pipelife in Whites Cross, Daly Industrial Supply Company on the Lower Glanmire Road and Graepels

Irish Independent

Dublin-based energy firm UrbanVolt eyes overseas expansion 12.09.16

Dublin-based energy solutions provider UrbanVolt is planning to expand its services into the UK by the end of this year and into the US and mainland Europe markets next year.

Irish Examiner

Stay the course and persevere 09.09.16

When we started we set about creating a model that delivered a really simple and value-adding solution for customers.

Irish Independent

Heaslip-backed Irish start-up UrbanVolt signs up to global LED challenge 07.09.16

An Irish start-up that has Jamie Heaslip amongst its investors has become the first company here to sign up to the Global Lighting Challenge.

Irish Independent

Heaslip-backed sustainable lighting start-up eyes UN challenge 07.09.16

UrbanVolt has committed to replacing one million lights across Irish businesses for no upfront cost, helping both businesses and the environment


Galway Car Park Cuts Energy Costs By €30,000 11.08.16

How I Páirc cut €30,000 from its lighting bill thanks to UrbanVolt and it's unique Light as a Service business model. Over the course of the five year agreement, the business will save €150,000


My Big Idea: Funding LED lights for businesses was a seriously bright idea 09.06.16

Dad of two Declan Barrett (45), from Ashbourne in Meath, is chief commercial officer and co-founder of UrbanVolt, an energy efficient lighting provider.

Irish Independent

Jamie Heaslip backs UrbanVolt and food venture 08.06.16

Rugby star talks pruning his portfolio, interning at Google and why he invests in his passions

Irish Independent

New Sustainable Nation body targets €250bn in cleantech investment 08.06.16

Organisation aims to grow investment in green technologies

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt has been named a Startup of the Year 03.06.16

The Irish company was recognised as Service Startup of the Year for its innovative business model which is making sustainability easy for businesses. 


Jamie Heaslip plays well on commercial field with Urban Volt 22.01.16

Tech investor has taken a stake in UrbanVolt, an energy-saving LED lighting firm

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt Wins Bord Gáis Contract 15.09.15

Company announces plans to invest €30m in Irish SME sector over next 12 months


UrbanVolt invests €30m as it rolls out new lighting system 14.09.15

Company signs deal with Bord Gáis Energy to become supplier to 30,000 customers

The Irish Times