SOLAR SURE team
Jon Pirie - Registered NZ Electrician/Inspector (I-2834)
Electrical Installer - Solar Sure Technical
Jonathan Pirie is a practicing NZ Registered Electrician / Inspector. Jon is one of only 5 in New Zealand who holds the Australian Clean Energy Council accreditation (Grid Connect Design / Install A3627541 ). CEC is the only formal training regime for solar installers in Australia and NZ that requires Continuing Professional Development Points bi annually to remain accredited. This gives our customers assurance that the latest AUS/NZ standards are adhered to and their solar install is to the CEC guidelines.
Founder of Bluewater Electrics Marine and Solar (2000), Jon is integral through the solar process from the initial site assessment, sunshine / weather data, analysing the household energy profile to match the ideal kWhr generation and maximise your return on investment. Jon oversees your project from Lines company application for Distributed Generation through to third party inspection and Network connection to ensure the system is installed to the relevant NZ standards.
Jon is from a merchant marine background sailing as Electrical Officer on various container, LPG and research vessels during the 1980's and 90's. He has been at the forefront of remote renewable energy projects in Antarctica (Greenpeace) and the Tuvalu Pacific Islands (SolarCity). A notable career milestone for Jon was seeing Antarctica gaining World Park Status after he had been on two Greenpeace base resupply missions in 1989 and 1991.
Damon Moore - Registered (ECANZ) Master Electrician [E245860] (ECANZ-4088)
Electrical installer - Energy Advisor
Damon founded 100% Electrical Ltd in 2004 and has worked in most fields of the electrical industry including Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Marine.
Damon has worked on many internationally contracts in countries including Australia, the UK, Singapore, and the Middle East, and has held key roles ranging from Team leader, Technical Support, Supervisory, and Project Management.
He's also enjoyed a wide range of challenges within the industry, and has most recently embraced the exciting, dynamic, and growing industry within the Solar Photo-Voltaic field.
Damon has wired in an excess of 150+ installs in the Nelson, Tasman, Golden Bay and Marlborough areas, and has a fundamental understanding of the many different products on the market, how they perform, and the positive changes that they can make to people and the environment. He knows how to match the right product to suit the individual needs of any energy consumer, and knows first hand how solar really works, and how it benefits not only the power bill at home, but also the community as a whole.
Tom McKay - Bachelor of Engineering (Ind)(Hons) MBT
Mechanical installer - Solar Sure Business
Tom has a broad scope of New Zealand and international experience in manufacturing and project work. He has been in operations management for building, electrical and engineering. With a degree in Industrial Engineering and Master of Business Tom is dedicated to continuous improvement and has high expectations for quality, service and safety. Tom has skills in business development, strategic thinking, construction and many practical jobs.
Tom's growing passion for contributing to the future has seen him become an accomplished Photo voltaic installer, (the fastest growing job in the United States 5 years in a row). From his home base of Nelson and as a founding member of Solar Sure Tom is pushing to see more energy saving products, practices and installations in NZ. These products come in forms of apps, software, monitoring, battery storage to electric Vehicles and more.
Joe Nagel - Mechanical roofing ninja extraordinair
Joe began his solar career in Denver, Colorado with Namaste Solar, a highly renowned residential, commercial, and industrial solar energy provider. His passion for the environment and building coalesced into a career in photovoltaics that has seen him install with businesses of all sizes across the world. Within Namaste's employee-owned co-op business model Joe quickly rose from an entry level employee to being on the path to co-ownership, training new employees, and advocating for a more diverse workforce.
After stepping away from his career to travel for a year he was hired as a solar site surveyor by SolarCity, the largest solar energy provider in the US with over 15,000 employees. In the past few years Joe has been responsible for over 100 installs and 300 site surveys. His travels have taken him across the Pacific and the equator to sunny Nelson, New Zealand. Though he works on north-facing roofs now, his dedication to safety and customer satisfaction remain the same.