Hive Energy are expanding their international clean energy mission through the appointment of a new Country Manager in Greece.
Costas Caralis has been appointed to lead the Greek business development for Hive. Costas has been working in the Greek and Cypriot solar PV business since 2008 and held senior management positions in both solar technology development and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC).
Costas began his career in the risk management services with Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A. before switching to renewable energy in 2008. In 2019, Costas moved to Solarcentury, setting up the Greek operations and leading the development in the country.
Hive believes Greece to be the ideal location to expand its operations in due to high solar load capacity and supportive government policy. Greece will be a key market for Hive and the company supports the ambitious governmental Renewable Energy Sources plans for full decarbonization by 2028. Hive Energy’s activities in Greece will include the development, construction and asset management of renewable projects with a focus on innovative co-location projects that combine both solar and storage technologies.
On his appointment Costas said:
“I am excited to take this next step with Hive Energy and be part of a fast-growing dynamic team with a clear mission to create transformational change across the circular economy. We will aim to shape the Greek market with innovative utility scale projects, aiming for a greener and sustainable future in the Greek mainland and Islands with both solar and storage projects.”
When commenting on Hive Energy’s expansion in the Greek market, Giles Redpath, CEO of Hive Energy, said:
“The appointment of a country manager in Greece marks another significant milestone in Hive Energy’s mission to support a cleaner, greener future. Costas’s experience in the sector will be invaluable in supporting our international team deploy more innovative renewable energy across the globe.”