Honours (Politics & International Studies)
Committed to his role of forging new business partnerships, Paul leads Solargain Commercial with ambition and integrity, ensuring the company consistently remains the best in the industry.
Equipped with over 25 years of experience, much of that in the business to business sector, Paul’s bulletproof understanding of wholesale and retail business operations has earned him a reputation among his colleagues and clients.
A key influence in Solargain Commercial’s Preferred Supplier Status with large organisations such as WA Local Government Association, Celebration Homes, the WA Water Corporation and WA Farmers Federation, Paul has what it takes to execute deals that benefit stakeholders on all levels.
A keen water skier and squash player, Paul’s enthusiasm and energy transcends to all facets of his life.
Electrician – Offshore Oil and Gas
Hazardous Area Inspector
There’s probably no one more passionate about renewable energy than Chris Harvey.
A long time Solargain customer, Chris has been spruiking the benefits of solar energy to his mates for years. Now in his current role at Solargain Commercial, he gets to do it for a living.
Honest, customer-focused and passionate about the renewable energy industry, it’s hard to resist Chris’s enthusiasm for solar and its benefits to business.
Using proven practical and financial outcomes, Chris helps customers reduce their carbon footprint, slash operating costs and add value to their operations, all the while providing friendly and personalised advice.
Masters of Engineering (MEng) Renewable Energy
A proud member of the Solargain Commercial team, Keith moved all the way from Ireland to be a part of it.
Suitably qualified, Keith has worked with large, international renewable energy consultancy firms across the UK, including Homeland Renewable Energy, who manage large-scale biomass plants across the US.
Keith started in Solargain’s residential division, where he successfully helped design and deliver solar PV systems for hundreds of customers around the country. Now a member of the Commercial division, Keith delivers exceptional service and advice to commercial clients wanting to switch to solar.
Diploma of Accounting
Cert IV Electronics
Jusuf knows the ins and outs of solar components like very few.
A career spent working with advanced machinery has given him a unique insight into what makes electronic parts and products tick. Jusuf got his first taste of working in the solar industry four years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
His hands-on knowledge of renewable energy equipment makes him our go-to guy when it comes to technical issues and troubleshooting advice.
Jusuf will now play an important role in setting the standard within our new Victorian sales team. In fact, he’s always ready and willing to provide clients with powerful solar power solutions that meet their needs and substantially slash the cost of business operations.
Bachelor of Science (Engineering) (Honours); Cert III Electrotechnology
Trade qualifications in Radio Communications and Electrical Mechanics
Electrical Workers License WA; Open Registered Cabling Licence
Full CEC Accreditation: On and Off Grid Renewable Energy Systems
Tim’s career in technical support and design spans over 30 years and includes tenures with well-known companies such as Rhodesian Defence Forces, Data General Computers and the World Geoscience Corporation.
Equipped with both general and specialised knowledge, Tim’s range of skills covers technical system design, installation and commissioning; technical system support, customer support, project management, personnel management and business systems.
Over the past 10 years, Tim has gained experience with some of Australia’s largest renewable energy suppliers. In his role as Solargain Commercial’s Off-Grid Consultant, Tim provides both hands on and consultancy-based support... and it’s always delivered with consistency, patience and a keen sense of humour.
Jeanette’s specialised Renewable Energy Consultant role involves focusing on lifestyle/retirement villages as well as aged care facilities – both of which she knows very well. In fact, it was while managing a large retirement village where Jeanette first crossed paths with Solargain Commercial.
In order to deliver the installation of solar panels in the village she managed, Jeanette worked with Solargain Commercial, electrical engineers, Western Power and the village owners to complete the large-scale job successfully. During this time she gained considerable knowledge about PV products as well as the requirements needed for a smooth and timely installation.
Jeanette continues to use these skills today, assisting clients who seek optimal results from their PV investment. Her ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders from all areas of solar and retirement/aged care industries, makes her a unique edition to the Solargain Commercial team.
MEngSc. (Photovoltaics - UNSW)
BEng (Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Experienced in both US and Australian solar markets, Jake’s diverse range of skills and expertise is staggering.
Having worked on a range of large commercial and utility scale projects as well as for industry-leading solar manufactures, Jake’s breadth of skills gives him a distinct edge in his current role with Solargain Commercial.
An expert at designing high-performing, yet cost-effective solar energy systems, Jake uses advanced 3D modelling software to streamline the PV design process; helping him overcome even the most challenging projects.
Brendan De Oliveira
Electrical Contractor’s License
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Systems
CEC Accredited Designer/Installer grid connect and stand-alone power systems
A younger member of the Solargain Commercial team, Brendan still brings plenty of experience with over 8 years of working in the industry.
Ambitious and self-motivated, Brendan has worked on various projects including new homes, schools, large industrial developments and ground mounted PV systems. With plans to complete an electrical engineering degree, Brendan is constantly looking for new challenges and to expand his vast array of skills. In his current role, Brendan combines his passion for electrical technology and renewable energy to help deliver outstanding results for customers.
In his spare time, Brendan likes to work on cars, play basketball as well as add to his ever growing sneaker collection.
Certificate IV Business (Frontline Management)
After many years in customer-service based roles, Lorna’s natural progression into the Solargain Commercial office has been both exciting for her and much appreciated by all those she works with.
Using terrific team management and organisational skills, Lorna helps keep the office running ship-shape and can always be counted on for her enthusiasm and attention to detail.
Delivering exceptional results to both internal and external clients, Lorna’s passion for solar power combined with her customer-centric attitude, makes her a valuable addition to the Solargain Commercial office.