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Congratulations Dane May!

2020 Tradesman of the Year.

MC Electrical







  • Mark Cavanagh
    Mark Cavanagh Owner, Manager, Electrician

    CEC Installer 20075 1Mark is the Owner and Manager of MC Solar & Electrical. He’s an Electrician, accredited solar installer/designer and an electrical contractor. Read his story. Mark is not only passionate about solar but about doing business right. It’s a simple ethic: look after your staff, and encourage them to look after your customers. It seems to work.

    • Wendy Cavanagh
      Wendy Cavanagh Employee Relations


      Where Mark makes the decisions on who to hire, Wendy makes it official by setting up staff contracts, payroll and time-sheets. Wendy is always behind the scenes ensuring the paperwork is up to date and accounts are in order. We’re all thankful to Wendy for being the one who pays us each week.

      • Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott Ops. Manager, Electrician

        CEC Installer 20075 2Ryan started at MC in 2015 and has an extensive background in domestic and commercial electrical work. He now oversees the day-to-day operations of MC Electrical. Ryan is also passionate about the industry and enjoys designing and managing our larger projects.

        • Shane Williams
          Shane Williams Electrician / service manager

          CEC Installer 20075 3Shane completed his electrical apprenticeship with us in 2019. After several months on the road doing service work, we asked Shane to do a hybrid role of service manager (in the office) and backup service Sparkie (on the road). We find having a skilled and practising sparkie on the other end of the phone has brought our customer service to another level.

          • Alex Cusack
            Alex Cusack Electrician, Solar Installer

            CEC Installer 20075 4Alex has been around since day one when it was Mark as the Electrician and Alex as the apprentice. Nearly 10 years on, Alex the Electrician knows solar inside out. He’s also a really nice guy (which has kind of turned into a prerequisite for working here).

            • Michael Forrester
              Michael Forrester Electrician, Solar Installer

              CEC Installer 20075 6Michael is one of Queensland’s best blokes. That’s what his wife said when he won Mr. Ipswich in 2009! Seriously, he’s a top bloke and one of the best sparkies you’ll find. He first started working for us in 2011 – he had a break ( most likely modelling?) – but we’re better now ’cause he’s back.

              • Matt Reilly
                Matt Reilly Electrician, Solar Installer

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                Matt met Mark several years ago, but at the time Matt was doing his apprenticeship with CV Services Group. In 2016 Matt called us up looking for a job. We didn’t have a position, but when you find a tradesman like Matt, you create a job for him. While working for us, he earned his solar install and design accreditation. Matt is now our Service Technician and Battery Specialist.

                • David Buchanan
                  David Buchanan Electrician, Solar Installer

                  CEC Installer 20075 8David started with us back in 2009 as a laborer before we took him on as an apprentice. After completing his 4 year apprenticeship, he stayed on as a tradesman. He now leads one of our 6 teams. He’s a bloke of integrity and has a keen eye for quality. We’re proud to have David on our team.

                  • Josh Stephan
                    Josh Stephan ELECTRICIAN, SOLAR INSTALLER

                    CEC Installer 20075 9Josh started out labouring for us in 2014. We soon worked out he was a keeper so we took him on as a mature age apprentice. He completed his apprenticeship in 2018 and we’re glad he chose to stay on with us as a tradesman.

                    • Shane Telfer
                      Shane Telfer Electrician, Solar Installer

                      Shane is one of our qualified electricians, he’s also a CEC accredited solar installer. There’s no one better when it comes to figuring out how to tackle the more challenging and complex jobs.

                      • Dane May
                        Dane May Electrician, Solar Installer

                        CEC Installer 20075 3Dane started with MC Electrical way back in 2013 as a Solar Trade Assistant. We put him through his paces on the roof but he quickly showed us he was ready for more… Fast track a few years and now Dane is a qualified Electrician and CEC Accredited Solar Installer. Dane is what you might call a bit of techy, so now he works alongside Shane and Matt as part of the service team.

                        • Damien Manton
                          Damien Manton Electrician

                          Damien started with us in 2019 as a solar trade assistant. He had already completed a few years of his electrical apprenticeship before starting with us, so after a brief stint to prove himself as a solar trade assistant, we signed him up to continue his training. He’s now completed his apprenticeship, so we’re looking forward to seeing how he progresses through his career. Congrats Mate.

                          • Jon Kirkpatrick
                            Jon Kirkpatrick Electrician / Research & Testing

                            Jon is an electrician who used to work for us in the earlier days of MC. He recently came back on board after Mark offered him a new position helping out with product research and testing as well as some of our general electrical work. When he’s not setting up tests and analysing data, you’ll likely find him surfing.

                            • Ben Neville
                              Ben Neville Solar Designer / Estimator

                              Ben is our in office Solar Designer / Estimator . With a degree in Marine Biology, his approach to sales is technical rather than salesy. Ben also spends a lot of time researching panel technology and other related topics. He blogs about his findings in “Mark’s blog”.

                              • Israel Vogel
                                Israel Vogel Solar Consultant / Electrician, Solar Installer

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                                Israel is an Electrical Contractor with years of experience in Solar. He wanted to get off the tools but stay in the industry, so began teaching the CEC Accreditation and renewable energy course at TAFE. As a part-time Solar Consultant for MC, you can be can be sure he knows his stuff.

                                • Nicole Tapper
                                  Nicole Tapper Solar Consultant

                                  Nicole is our Solar Consultant extraordinaire. She has developed a reputation in the industry over the last 9 years as a knowledgeable, straight-talking consultant. In 2015, Nicole agreed that MC Electrical suited her way of doing things better. Nicole is so much happier now, selling the right product at the right price.

                                  • Yorick Mark
                                    Yorick Mark Solar Consultant

                                    Yorick used to work alongside Mark and Ryan to help in service and after sales support. As a veteran in the solar industry we have figured early on that Yorick is a keeper. In 2015 he asked to step out of the office so he could work directly with our customers. If there is something Yorick does not know, he will ask and learn. No BS. How could I refuse?

                                    • Jaime Smith
                                      Jaime Smith Solar Consultant

                                      An advocate for the environment, it wasn’t until Jaime read “The last hours of Ancient Sunlight” back in 2006 that she became passionate about renewable energy. She then completed a Certificate IV in Renewable Energy and worked in the solar hot-water industry, before commencing her career as a solar power consultant a few years later. Jaime recently moved back to Brisbane after being in SA for 10 years. We are certainly happy to have Jaime on board with her down-to-earth attitude and technical knowledge.

                                      • Michele Mosterd
                                        Michele Mosterd Solar Consultant

                                        Michele has over 10 years’ experience in a technical sales role. Personable and easy to talk to, Michele will be able to clearly explain solar and design. As a mate of Nicole’s, we are very happy that Michele approached us for a job after years of talking solar and hearing about MC’s awesome reputation!

                                        • Mark Bunting
                                          Mark Bunting Solar Consultant

                                          Mark Bunting has recently moved out of the office and onto the road as a Solar Consultant. Since he has so much experience on the technical side of things, we know he’ll be able to tailor the perfect solar system for any situation. He has a degree in graphic design and has picked up solar design with ease too. Don’t confuse him with Mark Cavanagh. Mark is much better looking.

                                          • Winston Jones
                                            Winston Jones Solar Consultant

                                            Winston joined the MC Electrical sales team at the tail end of 2019. Don’t let that fool you though, he has been working in the solar industry for nearly a decade, so he really knows how to tailor the perfect solar system for your needs.

                                            • Elliot Moss
                                              Elliot Moss Marketing / Design Manager

                                              As our Marketing Manager, Elliot takes care of all our graphic design work, website development, marketing campaigns & social media development. He has a passion for sustainability & the environment, impressively he is also a sponsored rock climber and licensed commercial helicopter pilot.

                                              • Clodie Vogel
                                                Clodie Vogel Accounts Manager

                                                Clodie is our accounts manager here at MC Electrical. You’ll always find her smiling and laughing, which makes her the life of office here at MC. If you get the chance to speak with her on the phone you’ll see what we mean.

                                                • Luke Frey
                                                  Luke Frey Warehouse Manager

                                                  Luke joined our team in Feb. 2018.  He has a comprehensive background in warehousing & logistics. Luke is directly responsible for all product coming in, going out, and maintaining good order in and around our warehouse
                                                  & office facilities.  He is doing a great job and has exceeded our expectations.

                                                  • Jason Wilson
                                                    Jason Wilson Sales Administrator

                                                    Jason is our Sales Administrator. If the solar consultants have a question, Jason is the one they go to. He started with us in mid 2019 as our warehouse store-man but picked it all up so quickly that we decided to move him into the office.

                                                    • Jackson Pollard
                                                      Jackson Pollard Service Co-ordinator / Technical Support

                                                      Jackson is our service co-ordinator here in the office. He only recently joined the team, but under Shane’s wing, he is well on his way to being able to answer any of your technical solar questions. In his spare time Jackson enjoys a glass of red with his mates over a good board game.

                                                      • Hannah Smith
                                                        Hannah Smith Administration

                                                        Hannah joined the MC office last year as one of our admin staff. Given that she runs the front desk, if you call in, there’s a good chance that you’ll get to speak with her. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing with her partner. Welcome to the team Hannah!

                                                        • Kimberly Anthony
                                                          Kimberly Anthony Accounts / Office Administration

                                                          Kimberly is our accounts offsider, although she only recently joined the team, she has settled into her role nicely and is doing a great job. Rumour has it, she is a bit of a formula one fanatic. Welcome to the team Kimberly.

                                                          • Jourdan Houghton
                                                            Jourdan Houghton Administration

                                                            Jourdan jumped on board recently at MC Electrical to man the front desk, so if you call in he’ll likely be the one to help you out. In his down time, you’ll find Jourdan watching the basketball.

                                                            • Karl Kay
                                                              Karl Kay Data Analyst

                                                              Karl is Mark’s nephew and he originally started out doing work experience while in grade 11. However it didn’t take long to work out that the kid has smarts and a solid work ethic. He’s now working 3 hours a day crunching solar data, creating online calculators, manually monitoring solar systems, and analysing any other data that Mark dreams up.

                                                              • Alan Ford
                                                                Alan Ford Apprentice Electrician

                                                                Alan joined us in August 2016 on the recommendation from Dane. He began working as a labourer, but we soon realised this bloke is future tradesman material, so we offered him an adult electrical apprenticeship.

                                                                • Brady Stolz
                                                                  Brady Stolz Apprentice Electrician

                                                                  Brady started out pursuing a career in Aircraft Engineering before realizing his calling as an Electrician. He is passionate about renewable energy and offering him an apprenticeship was an easy decision to make. Brady is the type of bloke who gets the job done.

                                                                  • Jason Hadland
                                                                    Jason Hadland Apprentice Electrician

                                                                    Jason joined our team as a labourer in early 2018. He’s since proved himself to be a hard worker with an eye for detail and so we offered him an adult apprenticeship.

                                                                    • Brandon O’Regan
                                                                      Brandon O’Regan Apprentice Electrician

                                                                      Brandon came recommended by one of our apprentice electricians at the end of 2018.  We started him as a labourer, but he quickly proved himself to be switched on and a great worker which is why we offered him an apprenticeship.

                                                                      • Lawrence Cusack
                                                                        Lawrence Cusack Apprentice Electrician

                                                                        Lawrence came recommended by one of our electricians. He started with us as a solar trade assistant but quickly proved himself to be a hard worker with a great work ethic. It wasn’t hard decision to sign him up for his adult electrical apprenticeship.

                                                                        • Trent Merkus
                                                                          Trent Merkus Apprentice Electrician

                                                                          Trent started out in 2019 as a solar trade assistant, but since he proved to be an extremely hard worker with a good eye for detail, we signed him up as an apprentice electrician. He is also a qualified carpenter so he’s a pro on the tools to boot.

                                                                          • Ethan Carmody
                                                                            Ethan Carmody Apprentice Electrician

                                                                            Ethan started with us in 2019 as solar trade assistant. He is one of our youngest employees, but has proved to us that age isn’t everything. He doesn’t compromise on quality and is a gun on the roof, so we signed him up as an apprentice electrician.

                                                                            • Kyle Ricketts
                                                                              Kyle Ricketts Apprentice Electrician

                                                                              Kyle joined the MC team in 2019 as a solar trade assistant. He has plenty of experience in the solar and electrical industry and came recommended by one of our other staff members. He quickly showed us that he has what it takes so we signed him up to continue his electrical apprenticeship.

                                                                              • Ezekial Ngakuru
                                                                                Ezekial Ngakuru Apprentice Electrician

                                                                                Ezekial started his MC journey as a solar trades assistant at the start of 2020, he proved himself quickly though, so we signed him on as an electrical apprentice. We’re excited to see how he progresses in his career. In his down time, you’ll find Ezekial surfing or behind the lens of his camera. Welcome to the team Ezekial.

                                                                                • Nathan Hyun
                                                                                  Nathan Hyun Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                  Nathan joined the MC installers in 2020. Given that he has a degree in electrical engineering, it won’t be long before we sign him up for his apprenticeship. In his free time, you’ll probably find Nathan at the beach, surfing.

                                                                                  • Philip Ly
                                                                                    Philip Ly Apprentice Electrician

                                                                                    Phil joined the MC installers last year after he was recommended by one of our other staff members. He quickly proved the recommendation was warranted so we signed him on as an Apprentice Electrician. In his free time, he loves to go 4wding and rock climbing, we hear his skills in the latter are impressive. Welcome to the team Phil!

                                                                                    • Christopher Vazquez
                                                                                      Christopher Vazquez Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                      Chris started with us early this year, he settled in quickly, probably due to the fact that he already had solar experience prior to joining MC Electrical. In his spare time, Chris enjoys camping and spearfishing. Welcome to the team Chris.

                                                                                      • Brodie McGrath
                                                                                        Brodie McGrath Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                        Brodie is our resident rugby league loving solar roofer, we took him on at the start of 2021 as a solar trade assistant. He is currently doing the hard yards to prove himself before we sign him up for an apprenticeship.

                                                                                        • Bill Bolte
                                                                                          Bill Bolte Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                          Bill… real name William, started with us early 2021. We’re currently putting him through the paces to see if he has what it takes to become an electrician… so far he’s doing well. Welcome to the team Bill.

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                                                                                          Our solar experts will explain all your solar power options and will customize a green energy solution that’s right for you. We don’t use sub-contractors and offer customers a 10 Year workmanship warranty!

                                                                                          DESIGN – INSTALL

                                                                                          We will design a custom solar power solution just for you! Our team will do all the paperwork for solar rebates, incentives and complete grid connection on your behalf. We are local & trusted with a reputation for quality.

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                                                                                          Enjoy your new complete Solar Power system and start saving money on your energy bills. With MC Electrical getting solar panels couldn’t be any easier. We will be around to service any warranty issues or system upgrades!

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