Phelan Energy Group

About Us


Phelan Energy Group was established in 2005 after solar energy solutions grabbed our founder’s, Paschal Phelan, entrepreneurial attention. The Group now have global offices in Dublin, Cape Town, New Delhi, Dhaka, Sydney and the Middle East.

Phelan Energy Group is a leading international energy developer and operator with an exclusive focus on solar PV, and its vision is to achieve the lowest cost for solar energy in the world.
Phelan Energy Group is led by a dynamic global team and commenced operations in South Africa 10 years ago. It has installed and grid-connected total capacity of 245 MWp with a large and growing global footprint. Its key solar installation in South Africa is the largest solar farm in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Phelan Energy Group has a track record of developing high performing, reliable and sustainable solar energy farms around the world. Specializes in large utility-scale solar PV developments and solar power plants, have established outstanding solar solutions for both grid-tied and off-grid solar power projects.

Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits for a number of countries across the globe. Solar energy is becoming increasingly more affordable, compared to a few years ago when only large companies could justify the expense.

Our vision, as an energy developer, is to achieve the lowest cost of solar energy in the world.

Through determined cost management, innovation and efficiency, without compromising on quality, we have become the lowest cost producer of solar PV systems. Currently, we have over €3 billion of solar power sales agreements with major government-owned power utilities – proving our wealth of expertise as one of the best solar energy companies in Ireland.


Lowest Solar Energy Bids in Reverse Auctions in India since 2016
Lowest Solar Bids in Reverse Auctions in India since 2016

Meet Our Chairman

Paschal Phelan is the Founder and the Executive Chairman of the Phelan Energy Group Ltd. Its South Africa subsidiary, Solar Capital (Pty) Ltd, is the largest privately-owned photovoltaic developer in South Africa, with a core vision for stewardship and responsibility for our environment. Phelan Energy Group has invested in real estate and technology, with the potential to develop the continent’s most valuable energy source – the sun.

Mr. Phelan relocated to Cape Town from Ireland in 2002; shortly after his arrival, he formed Phelan Holdings SA where he recognised an opportunity within the energy sector to provide solutions to South Africa’s energy and employment challenges. The Phelan team is determined to be at the cutting-edge of innovative development globally, and Mr. Phelan is determined to continue growing the organisation internationally. This will be done by focusing on markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia and Latin America.


 

Meet Our Executive Team

Anne Sommerville

Finance Director

Anne Sommerville

Finance Director

Anne recently joined Phelan Energy Group as Finance Director from Montrose Global Aircraft Leasing Group where she was Company Secretary on the Board. Prior to that Anne held the role of Head of Finance and Company Secretary on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland and prior to that she held a number of senior finance roles . Anne has vast experience in all aspects of finance, financial systems and reporting , corporate compliance, company secretarial and corporate governance. Anne holds a B. Comm and Postgraduate Masters in Accounting (MAcc) from University College Dublin and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

 

Janice Finlay

Head of Economic Development

Janice Finlay

Head of Economic Development

With passion, dedication and commitment, Ms Janice Finlay heads Phelan Energy Groups Economic Development Programme. She continuously strives to bring about economic and social development and change in underprivileged communities and has brought about the creation of several long-term developmental programmes.

Filippo Comelli

Head of International Business Development

Filippo Comelli

Head of International Business Development

With an MSc in International Business and an International MBA degree in Corporate Finance and New Ventures Management. Mr Filippo Comelli joined the Phelen Energy Group during its expansion across markets in urgent need of low-cost renewable energy. He now works and focuses on developing and increasing the Phelan Energy Group’s international presence of solar and energy storage projects in emerging frontier markets

Lilly le Roux

Group Legal Counsel

Lilly le Roux

Group Legal Counsel

With many years of being a team player, as well as a wealth of knowledge, Ms Le Roux has proven a resourceful asset to the Phelan Energy Group team. Starting her legal journey through the execution of legal advice during her time in the mining industry of Sub-Saharan Africa, she proves diligent and eager for her path in the renewable energy industry.

Ana Garcia Barrera

Executive Assistant to the Chairman

Ana Garcia Barrera

Executive Assistant to the Chairman

Miss Garcia Barrera has a finance degree and has vast experience as Project Manager for a real estate developer on a mixed-use complex of 700 million USD in Mexico. As a financial analyst, she was responsible for project evaluation and financial modelling. She joined PEG in 2015 to support Finance, Operations and New Business Developments, especially in Insurance and Bonds & Guarantees. She holds an International MBA in Project Management.

Tumul Dwivedi

Head of Operations

Tumul Dwivedi

Head of Operations

Mr. Dwivedi is from India where he gained several years of experience in Investment, Financing and development of Solar Energy Projects. He has supported several IPPs in raising project funding of more than $200 million and in developing more than 400 MW of solar projects in India. He works on international strategy and business development and is currently based in Cape Town, focusing on India and other Asia market. Mr. Dwivedi holds an International MBA degree in Energy and Finance.

Mark Phelan

VP – Solar Energy Storage

Mark Phelan

VP – Solar Energy Storage

Mark is focused on energy storage solutions, and is based in Dublin. He believes in large scale energy storage as a natural power enhancer to solar energy. He has worked in I.T. and has a number of I.T. qualifications. He holds an LLB Degree in Law.

Patricia Cheng

VP Business Development

Patricia Cheng

VP Business Development

She joined PEG in 2018. Prior to joining PEG, she was responsible for expanding overseas market for Chinese solar module manufacturers for several years.

With knowledge about the solar sector and innovations in solar modules and International market, she works on expanding our Chinese horizons in regards to Suppliers’ Analysis and funding, financing, investment and partnerships with international Chinese banks and corporations.

Conor Phelan

VP Business Development

Conor Phelan

VP Business Development

Mr Phelan has significant experience particularly in Project Management, Business Development and Marketing. Prior to joining PEG he worked with both Coca Cola and Glaxo Smith Kline for almost ten years across a number of projects and roles. He holds a Degree in Project Management and Master’s Degrees in Both Marketing and Sales Management from Dublin Institute of Technology. He is a member of The Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Patrick Phelan

VP Business Development

Patrick Phelan

VP Business Development

Patrick has a Civil Engineering Degree and has 13+ Years experience as a Site Manger in Mixed use Development of $230 -800m Projects in Sydney Australia. Patrick Joined PEG in February 2018 and will be responsible for Market Development in Australia.

Global Prominence


Phelan Energy prides itself on its continuing international penetration of the renewable energy world. Currently, we have offices and active developments in the following areas:

Canada

Canada

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Brazil

Brazil

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Chile

Argentina

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Argentina

Buenos Aires

South American Market Development Office

South Africa

Cape Town

Asset Management Office

The Phelan Energy Group South African Subsidiary, Solar Capital is based in our Cape Town Office. Solar Capital has invested in technology and land in Southern Africa with the potential to develop the continent’s most valuable energy source – the sun.

Morocco

Morocco

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Algeria

Algeria

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Tunisia

Tunisia

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Jordan

Jordan

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

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UAE

UAE

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Oman

Oman

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Bangladsh

Dhaka

Asian Market Development office

South East Asia

South East Asia

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Australia

Sydney

Australian Market Development Office

Ukraine

Ukraine

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Bahrain

Bahrain

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Vietnam

Vietnam

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Ireland

Dublin

International Head Quarters

India

The Center of Excellence for the PEG Construction and Asset Management is based in our New Delhi office in India. Our team there consists of experienced senior executives from some of the leading Solar Developers and EPC companies in India. Our team has in excess of 1GW of solar construction experience.


Solar Energy Global Solar PV Installations
Solar Energy Global Solar PV Installations

In the Headlines

Active Projects

PEG Bhadla 70 MW

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PEG Bhadla 70 MW


Customer:

SECI - Solar Energy Corporation India


Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer and Asset Management


Key Project Specifications:

  • Location: Bhadla Solar Park, Rajasthan, India
  • Status: Operational
  • Installed Capacity: 70 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 50 MW
  • Connection Date: November 2018
  • PPA term: 20 years
  • EPC Company: TATA Power Solar Systems Limited

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De Aar, South Africa

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De Aar, South Africa


Customer:

Eskom Holdings Limited SOC


Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer and Asset Management


Key Project Specifications:

  • Status: Operational
  • Installed Capacity: 85.26 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 75 MW
  • Connection Date: August 2014
  • Customer : Eskom Holdings Limited SOC.
  • PPA term: 20 years
  • EPC and O&M: Moncada

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De Aar 3, South Africa

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De Aar 3, South Africa


Customer:

Eskom Holdings Limited SOC


Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer and Asset Management


Key Project Specifications:

  • Status: Operational
  • Installed Capacity: 90 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 75 MW
  • Connection Date:April 2016
  • EPC: Sterling and Wilson
  • PPA term: 20 years

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Cape Town

New Delhi



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