solarcity appoints Peter Apperley as Commercial Solar Director

Wednesday 18 February 2015, 3:19PM
By Starseed PR

solarcity, New Zealand’s leading solar power company, today announced the appointment of Peter Apperley as its Commercial Solar Director.

Peter joins solarcity from Infratec Renewables, one of the nation’s leading infrastructure companies, where he was the General Manager leading successful bids for over $6m of renewable energy and electricity distribution contracts in the Pacific across the past 18 months. This included leading the successful construction and commissioning of the 960kW solar farm at Rarotonga Airport for NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to that, Peter was the Corporate Ventures Manager for Meridian Energy where he led the company’s solar development programme across the Pacific, NZ and Australia region supporting the development of its US solar subsidiary, Meridian Energy USA.

At solarcity Peter will head up one of the nation’s leading commercial solar teams who have a successful  track record of designing and building commercial scale solar installations across the Pacific and in New Zealand. The company is currently under contract to complete over 1MW of solar projects across the Pacific for government and corporate clients including Hitachi and has 1.5MW of commercial projects under development for a range of clients, including Auckland Council.

“solarcity has cracked the code to scaling distributed energy generation and is the only solar company in New Zealand backed by significant investment,” Apperley said. “I look forward to leading solarcity’s Commercial team and playing a central role in the development of larger scale commercial projects across Australasia.”
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About solarcity: solarcity is the nation’s leading solar power company, having put more solar systems on New Zealand homes over the last 30 years than any other.  It is also one of the top five fastest growing Green companies in New Zealand, is one of the Government’s Focus 500 companies targeted to contribute significant benefits to the New Zealand economy, and was the first solar company in the world to achieve CarboNZero accreditation.