About Us

 
 
 

ABOUT SOLAR CAPITAL

Solar Capital is a subsidiary of Phelan Energy Group Ltd, a prominent South African based international investment and development company. Our mission is to be the leader in quality low-cost development, ownership and operation of solar PV farms for the long-term. Based in Cape Town, we have built up a proficiency in these aspects of renewable energy in order to realize our mission. With Southern Africa having some of the highest annual solar radiation levels in the world, 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.

VISION & MISSION

  • To build “People Capital” under a Board of South African Leaders with integrity and proven experience.
  • Strong focus on corporate responsibility and in bringing business and society together in the communities we operate in.
  • Establish Integrity in all aspects of our business through the creation of a climate of respect for the individual and encourage self-respect.

 

  • To aid sustainable development through social, education, environment and job creation.
  • To own the development, production and supply chain processes into the national grids.
  • To encourage trust through high quality service and transparency in all our dealings.


OUR TEAM

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PASCHAL PHELAN
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Paschal founded Solar Capital, now a subsidiary of Phelan Energy Group in 2008 to enter the South African solar market. Phelan Energy Group is 100% Phelan family owned and is one 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.



LOUISE PHELAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Louise joined Phelan Energy Group in 2019 as the Group Chief Executive Officer. Louise spent 13 years as Vice President of PayPal, leading a global team that processed 7.8 billion payments worth USD451 billion, supporting 125 markets in Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to PayPal, Louise spent 16 years with General Electric in various leadership roles. Louise is a long standing board member of Ryanair.


JACQUES JANSE VAN RENSBURG
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

LILLY VON HOYNINGEN-HUENE
GROUP HEAD OF LEGAL

JAMES O’REILLY
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

JAMAL ISMAIL
INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT AND ASSET CONSULTANT

PRAVESH KUMAR
HEAD OF CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

CIARAN FROST
FUNDING DIRECTOR

MURAD CAN
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR ASIA