Director, SolarCool Ireland
Fintan Whelan is Commercial Director of SolarCool Ireland, a specialist provider of solar thermal panels for AC & Refrigeration load – a complementary technology for commercial Rooftop SolarPV. He is a director and shareholder of Emerging Markets Power, a greenfield developer of Wind & Solar Projects in sub-Saharan Africa and he is a non-executive director of BNRG renewables. Fintan is adviser to AIB, one of Ireland’s 2 pillar banks on Cleantech and Renewables. His experience in the solar PV industry makes him one of the country’s experts in the sector and a key addition to the programme.
Fintan co-founded Mainstream Renewable Power, a large wind & solar developer active across the globe and as Corporate Finance Director, focused on Business Model development and corporate/project funding raising – including Topco equity investment from Barclays Capital and Marubeni Corporation. Before that, he was Corporate Finance Manager with Airtricity from 2000.
Fintan will moderate the conversation around finance and investment to look at what’s needed to make available attractive, low cost capital for the PV industry.