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UrbanVolt funding deal to power overseas expansion 15.07.18

UrbanVolt, the fast-growing Irish energy company, is planning to open new offices in London and California following its €55m funding deal.

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt offers corporations ‘light as a service’ to fight climate change with LED bulbs 12.07.18

Massive floods, mega droughts, famine, economic collapse, and an imminent death for just about all life on Earth. That’s pretty much the ultimate doomsday scenario proffered by some climate change scientists and writers out there.


Ireland's UrbanVolt signs €55m funding deal 12.07.18

UrbanVolt, the Irish company which established the Light as a Service business (LaaS®) model has signed a €55million funding deal with UK investment firm Low Carbon. 

Sunday Business Post

Irish company UrbanVolt announces €55m funding deal with UK investment firm 12.07.18

Irish company UrbanVolt have signed a €55m funding deal with UK investment firm Low Carbon. The funding will help with UrbanVolt's continued expansion into overseas markets.

Irish Independent

UrbanVolt in €55m funding deal with UK investment firm Low Carbon 12.07.18

Dublin-headquarted UrbanVolt has signed a €55m funding deal with British investment firm Low Carbon, which it says it will use to fund international expansion.


This Irish firm has landed millions to help businesses switch to energy-saving lights 12.07.18

The €55 million in new lending will be used to boost UrbanVolt’s international expansion.


UrbanVolt sparks upon a €55m funding deal with UK investor Low Carbon 12.07.18

UrbanVolt and Low Carbon join forces to reduce global energy consumption.

Silicon Republic

Irish energy-saving specialist UrbanVolt raises €55m 12.07.18

Energy-saving lighting specialist UrbanVolt has raised €55 million from British investor Low Carbon to fund its planned international expansion.

The Irish Times

Jamie Heaslip calls on students to apply for the UrbanVolt Masters Scholarship 11.06.18

Former rugby international Jamie Heaslip has urged students to apply for the UrbanVolt scholarship before the deadline later this month.

UrbanVolt delivers massive energy savings with LED lighting 21.05.18

UrbanVolt, an energy services company whose backers include former rugby star Jamie Heaslip, has delivered energy savings equivalent to the permanent switch-off of one million light bulbs.

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt scholarship accelerates student career 16.04.18

Twenty-two year old Laura Brady from Drumhillock in County Monaghan was the inaugural recipient of the UrbanVolt postgraduate scholarship in 2017/18. She explains how the scholarship opportunity has enabled her to pursue a future career in human resources.


Energy-Saving Lighting Company Seeks Outsiders 04.04.18

Energy-saving lighting company UrbanVolt wants outsiders to apply for a one-year scholarship programme it is running in conjunction with DCU, it has been announced.

Better Business

Energy specialist UrbanVolt raising €2.5m for US expansion 23.03.18

The company, backed by former rugby star Jamie Heaslip, fits LED lights to firms at no charge

The Irish Times

UrbanVolt and DCU Launch Fully Paid Masters Scholarship 15.03.18

UrbanVolt and Dublin City University are changing the life of one student by offering them a full paid Masters programme of their choice.


UrbanVolt cuts farm lighting bills by 60% 13.03.18

Lighting is one of the greatest expenses for pig farmers. It’s not surprising then that when one farmer realised that installing more energy efficient lighting options would save him money, he jumped at the chance.

Farmers' Independent

UrbanVolt named as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies 07.03.18

UrbanVolt has been formally named as the fastest growing Light as a Service company in Europe. The energy services company is also listed at Number 226 amongst the list of the 5,000 Top Fast Growing Companies in Europe.


Jamie Heaslip on being a tech investor 27.01.18

Ireland and Leinster rugby player Jamie Heaslip says he is open to life as a venture capitalist after his playing career is over.

Irish Independent

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 Light as a Service company 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