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Innovating energy

Pelergy is a specialist onshore and offshore wind energy innovation and business development firm



We provide hands on support, working inside product development teams to accelerate time to market, from turbine manufacturers through to startups.


We find new opportunities for companies, working with products looking for a market and investors looking for assets. 


We provide strategic advice on wind energy technology innovation and have a broad and deep knowledge of the cutting edge.



State of the art reviews

Investment scouting

Commercialisation due diligence

Commercialisation workshops


Product development support

Product-market fit

Fundraising & pitching

Voice of customer


Market reviews

Market entry strategies

New technology scouting


Market reporting

Innovation competitions

Impact networking

Case study development

Technology commercialisation support


Pelergy exists to catalyse the energy transition, both green and blue, as we move offshore. Building new technologies in harsh environments requires an innovative approach to project development and operation and that is what we specialise in. Pelergy is a specialist onshore and offshore wind energy business and innovation firm. We offer both advisory services and undertake development of our own products with partners. We work on technologies that will significantly advance the renewable energy industry. We innovate energy.



Our team has experience in a broad range of wind energy technologies from construction to operations in maintenance, both onshore and offshore. We also have experience delivering business development, project development, HSE and financial support services for asset owners.

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Mike Newman
Founder and Director

Mike has a successful track record in developing products and services in the offshore wind industry, having leveraged over £10m investment for technologies over 14 years in the sector. He currently develops new products for the offshore wind industry while providing advisory services to high tech startups through to large corporates. He has written a number of influential public reports on offshore wind, including the Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework 2015. Mike also advises UK government departments on innovation and inward investment strategy for offshore renewable energy and co-manages the Offshore Wind innovation eXchange (OWiX).

Martins Neibergs
Finance Associate

Martins supports with market making activities and onshore wind brokerage services throughout Eastern Europe. Martins has more than 18 years of experience in the financial sector. He specialised early in lending for maritime assets and energy, building a successful portfolio of more than $600m USD. He has worked with stakeholders such as UK legal firms, Ship registrars in Belize, ship builders in China and renewable energy consulting companies in New York and Frankfurt. He has also worked on financing of renewable energy companies.

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Rich Furniss
Strategy Associate

Rich works at senior level with companies across the transition to renewable energy providing consultancy, non-executive support, and project management support.  He has 36 years’ experience in industry / manufacturing, much of it at senior level in an international environment - with the last 13 years full-time in renewable energy. 

He led the UK & Ireland business of a major turbine OEM for 5 years, leading them to and through a period of rapid and profitable growth to an installed base of over 2GW.  During this time, he also chaired RenewableUK’s onshore wind policy forum and sat on the board of the Irish Wind Energy Association (now Wind Energy Ireland).  This followed four years of leading their project management / construction team in UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.   

Maf Smith
Policy Associate

Maf has 20 years experience in energy and sustainable development with a focus on offshore wind. He has a strategic approach to supporting businesses understand and grow their presence in the market. He makes use of data, industry trends and a wide contact network to do this.  

Maf has an established ability to engage with Government, Parliament and Regulatory Bodies in support of renewable energy deployment. He has experience of running and growing businesses and use of strategic and business planning.  

Maf is the Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Global Wind Energy Council’s Floating Offshore Wind Taskforce.

Indre Vaizgelaite
Policy Associate

Having worked across different fields of the renewable energy sector, she has a strong comprehension of planning, policy and development of renewable energy projects. She started her career working for a consultancy in Brussels, working on clean energy related projects. Later she joined RenewableUK where she represented the small and medium scale onshore industry. Indre also worked in the UK solar industry, helping her clients through different stages of project development. Indre has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and BSc in Ecology from Klaipeda University in Lithuania. She has also completed an International Law course at Harvard University.

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Pelergy is based in the UK and the Baltics, reaching accross Europe to serve it's clients.

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