Past Webinar /// Commercial capital investments in African solar PV projects

Thursday 5 October /// 16:00-17:00 CEST

  • Perspectives of international and local commercial banks on solar PV

  • Experiences from previous projects

  • What returns are expected from solar PV projects

  • Key considerations for investing in solar PV projects in Africa

CHARLES AYENU /// REGIONAL COORDINATOR - CEADIR WEST AFRICA
Charles Sena Ayenu, a native of Togo, has over 20 years of experience in Banking and has worked as Financial Credit Risk Management and Relationship Manager at Citicorp and recently as Senior Vice President at SunTrust Bank in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
In 2014, he relocated to Accra, Ghana to establish and lead Home Energy Africa, Ltd. (HEA) a renewable energy company developing projects primarily in West Africa (www.homeenergyafrica.com). HEA’s first undertaking is a 100MW solar PV plant located in Sankana, in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The project development phase has been completed and financial close is expected in late 2017, which will be followed by a construction phase in 2018. As the President/CEO of Home Energy Africa, Charles manages the day-to-day operations and business development activities of the company.
CHARLES AYENU
REGIONAL COORDINATOR /// CEADIR WEST AFRICA
JAN MALAN /// PRINCIPAL TRANSACTOR - NEDBANK CIB
Jan Malan is a Principal Transactor in the Energy Finance team of Nedbank CIB. Jan has been involved with the structuring and successful financing of numerous utility scale energy projects in Africa, including a number of 75MW solar PV projects as part of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Program. Prior to Nedbank, Jan was a Senior Investment Officer in the Private Sector unit of the African Development Bank, focussed on project finance across energy, infrastructure and natural resources. Jan started his career in engineering with the Worley Parsons group, and holds Master’s degrees in Engineering and Business Administration.
JAN MALAN
PRINCIPAL TRANSACTOR - NEDBANK CIB

Other Past Webinar Recordings

In preparation for Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa, we hosted in-depth webinars, focused on currency risks surrounding African RE projects, framing the Solar Bankability Issue in Africa and market development trends in the African solar PV Off-Grid Sector.

July 2017 /// Africa’s solar challenge - linking finance to untapped solar potential

October 2016 /// Market Development Trends in the African solar PV Off-Grid Sector

September 2016 /// How to Manage Currency Risks for RE Projects in Africa

July 2016 /// Framing the Solar Bankability Issue in Africa

The full recordings and slides of our previous webinars are accessible and freely available on our website.