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.
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.|
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.