Phelan Energy Group

About Us

Phelan Energy Group Limited 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, Germany and Afghanistan.

Phelan Energy Group Limited is a leading international energy developer with an exclusive focus on Solar PV. Led by a dynamic trans-national team the group commenced operations in South Africa 15 years ago. It has a total installed, and grid connected, capacity of 260 MWp, with a large and ever-growing international footprint.

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

Our key solar installation in South Africa is among the largest solar farms in Africa with an installed capacity of 175MW. Furthermore, Phelan Energy Group Limited is constructing an additional Solar Farm in South Africa, which will have an installed capacity of 90 MW once completed.

Phelan Energy Group Limited has entered the Indian solar market in 2016 with a record low bid which drew comment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that our winning bid, for the first time, brought solar electricity pricing below that of thermal power (i.e. coal). The 70MWp project has commenced operations in November 2018.

Phelan Energy Group Limited brought power to the people of Afghanistan with a 15MWp Project in Kandahar. The project has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). We have since signed two additional PPAs in Afghanistan (Sept 2020) for two new innovative solar projects that’s first of their kind, a 24MWp Floating Project and a 40MWp solar project with Battery Energy Storage, along with a healthy pipeline for prospective opportunities for 2021 and beyond.

Through determined cost management, innovation, and efficiency, we have become the lowest cost producer of solar PV systems. We are proud of the track record of our solar farms, all of which perform ahead of their planned output. We continue to retain a minimum 25%-30% equity in each farm and our group balance sheet with a net asset value of over USD100m, with no debt, speaks to our competence and success.


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 founded Phelan Energy Group Limited in 2005 and is the Group Chairman. Paschal founded Solar Capital, now a subsidiary of PEG in 2008 to enter the South African solar market. PEG is 100% Phelan family owned and is one of the largest, privately owned, Global solar developers. Paschal has a core passion for stewardship and responsibility for our environment, and the future world, for our children. The Phelan family also has extensive international experience and investment in financial services, food manufacturing, real estate and hospitality.


Meet Our Executive Team

Louise Phelan

Chief Executive Officer

Louise Phelan

Chief Executive Officer

Louise Phelan spent 13 years as Vice President at PayPal leading and developing the business, taking a large performance team from 200 people to 3000 people, across multiple geographies and established green field sites in Berlin, San Paulo, Chandler and Dundalk.

Louise has delivered outstanding results for PayPal, leading a global team that processed  7.8 billion payments worth US$451billion, supporting 125 markets in Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to PayPal Louise spent 16 years with General Electric in various leadership roles. Louise is a board member of Ryan Air and sits on the board advisory committee of Voxpro.

Jacques Janse van Rensburg

Chief Financial Officer

Jacques Janse van Rensburg

Chief Financial Officer

Have studied a B.Compt with Unisa and completed my Articles with an auditing firm in South Africa, my career started with Subaru South Africa in Cape Town as accountant in 1999. Since leaving Subaru I have held the position as financial manager with Associated Motor Holdings, a subsidiary of the Imperial Group until 2007 after which I joined Phelan Holdings/Solar Capital as financial manager in early 2008.  I have since been very involved with new business in the EMEA region in terms of Project Funding and financial modeling and have held the positions of Senior Manager Finance and now Chief Financial Officer for the Africa region.

Lilly von Hoyningen-Huene

Group Head of Legal

Lilly von Hoyningen-Huene

Group Head of Legal

With many years of being a team player, as well as a wealth of knowledge, Mrs Lilly von Hoyningen-Huene 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. She has concluded the refinance of SCDA3 in South Africa end of December 2018 and is on course to conclude Financial Close for Solar Capital Orange in South Africa by end of October 2018.

James O’Reilly

Chief Operating Officer

James O’Reilly

Chief Operating Officer

James O’Reilly has joined Phelan Energy Group as Chief Operating Officer.  He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and managing electricity and telecommunications infrastructure projects internationally.

He previously held senior management positions in KTL Group, Rivada Networks, Accenture and ESB International. He holds a Masters of Engineering Science degree from NUIG, Ireland, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Jamal Ismail

International Contract and Asset Consultant

Jamal Ismail

International Contract and Asset Consultant

Mr. Ismail has been working closely with Mr. Phelan since 1985 on various projects worldwide. He has many years of experience in contracts, projects management and acquisition, and property management and development, and is currently in charge of real estate investment in the USA for Mr. Phelan. Mr. Ismail holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering plus multiple certifications in facility and projects management.

Contact Information

Mobile: +17086552112

Mobile: +962790902110

Email: Jamal@solar2112.us

Pravesh Kumar

Head of Centre of Excellence

Pravesh Kumar

Head of Centre of Excellence

Ciaran Frost

Funding Director

Ciaran Frost

Funding Director

Murad Can

Commercial Director Asia

Murad Can

Commercial Director Asia

Global Prominence


We pride ourselves in our ever-growing market share in the renewable energy world. Currently, we have offices and active developments in the following areas:

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.

Ireland

Dublin

International Head Quarters

Germany

Germany

Germany Office

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.

Afghanistan

Kabul


Secured Pipeline Projects

Project:

Naghlu – 24MW

Offtaker:

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer, and Construction

Key Project Specifications:
  • Location: Naghlu Dam, Afghanistan
  • Status: Signed PPA – under construction
  • Installed Capacity: 24 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 20 MW
  • EPC: REPCO (Phelan Energy Group Limited Subsidiary company)
  • PPA term: 20 years
Key Stakeholder:

USAID

Project:

Mazar – 40MW with Battery Energy Storage

Offtaker:

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer, and Construction

Key Project Specifications:
  • Location: Dehdadi District, Afghanistan
  • Status: Signed PPA – under construction
  • Installed Capacity: 40 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 40 MW
  • EPC: REPCO (Phelan Energy Group Limited Subsidiary company)
  • PPA term: 20 years
Key Stakeholder:

USAID

Project:

Solar Capital Orange

Offtaker:

Eskom Holdings Limited SOC

Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer, and EPC Management

Key Project Specifications:
  • Location: Loeriesfontein, South Africa
  • Status: Signed PPA – under construction
  • Installed Capacity: 86 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 75 MW
  • EPC: Sterling & Wilson
  • PPA term: 20 years
 

 

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
  • 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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Kandahar Sunshine, Afghanistan

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Kandahar Sunshine, Afghanistan


Offtaker:

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat


Phelan Role:

Shareholder, Developer, and Asset Management


Key Project Specifications:

  • Status: Operational
  • Installed Capacity: 15 MW
  • Contracted Capacity : 12,5 MW
  • Connection Date: September 2019
  • EPC: REPCO (Phelan Energy Group Limited Subsidiary company)
  • PPA term: 20 years
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