Phelan Energy Group

About Us

 


Phelan Energy Group was established in 2005, after alternative energy grabbed our founder, Paschal Phelan’s entrepreneurial attention.

The Phelan Energy Group is a world leader in the development of Solar PV solutions, powering a new generation of affordable solar electricity. The Group currently have over €3 billion of solar Power Sales Agreements with major government-owned power utilities.

We are actively developing solar projects in 12 International markets, having 175 MW grid-connected in South Africa, 250 MW under execution in the Middle East and Asia and a pipeline greater than 2000 MW in various global markets.

Currently, we have global offices in Dublin , Cape Town, New Delhi, Dhaka, Buenos Aires, Sydney and the Middle East.

Our vision is to achieve the lowest cost of solar energy in the world. Through determined cost management, innovation and efficiency, without compromising our quality, we have become the lowest cost producer of solar energy which is also cost competitive with fossil fuels.


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

Jon Dyar Boles

Head of International Funding

Jon Dyar Boles

Head of International Funding

Jon is a CFA Charterholder and speaks fluent English, German, and Italian and excellent Portuguese and Spanish as well as French. He is passionate about the transition to sustainable energy and brings a wealth of financial skills and intercultural management experience to Phelan Energy Group through his studies in international relations and training as a banker, advising on and arranged financing for numerous energy and infrastructure projects at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein investment bank, leading continental European treasury and financing activities at E.ON’s, and finally as partner and CFO at Fjord Capital in London, working with a number of early- and growth-stage companies on strategy, finance and fundraising. Most recently, he served as director of sales for the Nordic and UK markets at KGAL.

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.

Birku Singh

Head of International EPC

Birku Singh

Head of International EPC

Mr. Singh has over all 20 years of experience in Solar Photovoltaic industry with over 327 MWp large scale Ground Mounted Solar Farm Projects from concept to completion. Previously at ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd, SHAN Solar Pvt. Ltd. and SunBorne Energy Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Tumul Dwivedi

VP - New Business & Finance

Tumul Dwivedi

VP - New Business & Finance

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.

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: Under construction
  • 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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Dublin

Cape Town

New Delhi



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