Meet The Team

Micheal Smith

Managing Director

Micheal is a plumber by trade and has 25 years experience working in both Ireland and in the US.  When he moved home in 2006, he diversified to renewables, recognising the growing need for a concerted effort from Ireland’s energy professionals to endorse and provide green solutions.  He spent three years researching new technologies across Europe and launched M&C Hybrid Energy in 2009.

Micheal is the Managing Director of the company.  He is a qualified biomass pellet boiler, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Wood Pellet Stove and Heat Pump Installer.

In his spare time Micheal likes to drive his classic Ford Capri to vintage car shows.

Carmel Smith

Operations Director and Co-Founder

A highly motivated, positive and enthusiastic individual and an excellent team player. Always willing to give it my all and with me there are no half measures. Hard work and perseverance to exceed expectations.

Carmel joined the business in 2009 and her role is largely operational, in the office overseeing the delegation of a project, managing a project’s budget, overseeing company finance and marketing and ensuring overall customer satisfaction.

Carmel participates in horse show jumping events in her spare times and at weekends.

Michael Kavanagh

Project Manager

Michael joined our team in early 2024 as our renewable energy project manager. 

Michael has held many roles within the construction industry, with over 15 years experience managing projects nationwide. He now wants to focus on renewable energy and how we can install successfully in communities across Ireland. 

When not working, Michael is found on the GAA pitch, training and managing his local team. 

Michael Kavanagh Project Manager

David Carty

Qualified Plumber

David joined Hybrid Energy Group in March 2024 as a Qualified Plumber.

David has many years expierence in the plumbing business.

David likes to play golf in his spare time and watch some football. David has a keen interest in all sports.

Justin McCarville

Qualified Plumber

Justin joined Hybrid Energy Group in April 2024 as a Qualified Plumber.

Justin has many years expierence in the plumbing trade.

Outside of work, Justin enjoys training and running 10k in his spare time.

John Fitzpatrick

Plumbing Engineer

John joined Hybrid Energy Group in 2020 with an extensive background in plumbing, having worked in America for many years, as well as here in Ireland.

His experience in the plumbing and heating sector has been mainly focused on the domestic and commercial markets. John has a keen interest in the renewable energy industry, and will continue to develop his skills with us in the future.

Outside of work you will find John keeping active by mountain biking in his spare time.

Ray Mulvany


Ray joined Hybrid Energy Group in 2024 as our in-house electrician.  

Ray has a wealth of experience as a fully qualified electrician, working all over Ireland, on small and large scale projects. Ray is delighted to be working in the renewable energy sector, and we are thrilled to have his enthusiasm on our team! 

Outside of work, when Ray isn’t with his young family, he loves to hike and play football. 

Administration Team

Jennifer & Deirdre

Jennifer is our administration and office assistant, working in all areas of the business from product quotes, to sales and grant administration. 

Deirdre in our in-house accountant and runs the finance side of the business for Hybrid Energy Group. 

If you would like to speak with our office team, please email them on or call 049-4355054

Jack McQuaid

Plumbing Apprentice

Jack is our newest recruit, starting his plumbing apprentice with us in September 2021. 

Jack has a keen interest in renewable energy, and we are excited to help develop his skills with technologies such as heat pumps, mechanical ventilation and solar PV systems. 

When not working, he can be found playing football or fishing. 

Harris Crowley

Plumbing Apprentice

Harris joined our team just at the beginning of 2023, as one of our newest apprentices. 

Joining a team of two new apprentices, Harris has always wanted to become a plumber, working with new technologies and learning an invaluable trade. 

When he’s not working, Harris can be found watching or playing football, with a love of boxing too. 

Jason Mannering

Plumbing Apprentice

Jason joined our team just at the beginning of 2023, as one of our newest apprentices. 

As part of our new duo of apprentices, Jason is excited to get stuck in learning about renewable energy and gain his full plumbing qualifications.

Jason has a love for the great outdoors, including cycling, fishing and of course football too. 

Want to join the team?

We are always looking for ambitious, enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our team. If this sounds like you, drop us a line on with what you can bring to our company that sets you apart from anyone else.