We specialise in the development of solar photovoltaic plants, by sourcing land, managing the permitting process and overseeing the plants construction until it is operational. We provide a complete end to end service.

About us

Island Green Power is a leading international developer of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plants, with a focus on large scale “Utility Size” solar plants.

We have over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, 10 of those specifically in the Solar PV sector. From finding land and assessing viability; to seeking planning permission and grid connection permits; to bringing a site to a notice to proceed stage – our highly experienced management team has completed over 900MW of projects around the world. These are now owned by some of the largest solar investors in the world.

Why we do it

Our mission is to help every country increase their solar energy usage, making more renewable energy possible and saving thousands of tonnes of CO2 in the process. To achieve this, we are working on projects around the world, including Australia, Ireland, Italy, Spain and UK. We have a core in house team based in London. The core team is complemented by our established network of professional advisors and local partners in the various markets in which we operate.

Renewable and responsible

We are also committed to responsible land use and believe that the development and commercial delivery of large-scale solar farms can be achieved in harmony with their surroundings. So, we will always seek to use brownfield sites or farmland that does not negatively impact on urban areas or the natural environment.

For more information or to speak to a member of our team, please contact our head office in London.

Meet The Team

Ian Lawrie

Chief Executive, Director

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Ian Lawrie

Chief Executive, Director

Ian has an established career in renewable energy and finance.

Since Ian co-founded Island Green Power in 2013 he has lead the company to become one of the world’s largest and most successful Solar Developers with 900MW of plants developed. Under his leadership, Island Green Power has grown from being a UK focused developer to a developer with operations in 5 markets who are well positioned to lead the energy revolution.

Prior to founding Island Green Power, Ian co-founded Scientia Solar which completed the development of 12 projects in Italy under the feed in tariff regime.

Before becoming involved in the renewable energy industry, Ian founded Liberty Asset Management in 1996, which grew to become one of Ireland’s largest independent financial services companies with assets under management of €300m. In 2002, Liberty was acquired by Eureko, a major European Insurance Conglomerate.

Ian is also an avid golfer with aspirations. He has competed in the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Pro-Am several times.

Colm Killeen

Executive Director

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Colm Killeen

Executive Director

Colm has an established career in renewable energy.

Since Colm co-founded Island Green Power in 2013 the company has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most successful Solar Developers with 900MW of plants developed. In time, the company has realised many market firsts such as some of the first grid parity projects in the UK and the first non-grant funded Utility Scale project in Australia.

Colm is widely respected in the industry and has a wealth of connections. He is a firm believer that the world is going through a once in a lifetime energy transformation where clean renewable energy is more affordable than conventional fossil fuels and an energy revolution is happening.

Prior to founding Island Green Power Colm co-founded Scientia Solar which completed the development of 12 projects in Italy under the feed in tariff regime.

Before Colm’s involvement in the renewable energy industry he owned a real estate development company which completed several developments in Eastern Europe in partnership with institutional investors.

Colm is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and a qualified private pilot.

Paul Longmore

Chief Financial Officer

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Paul Longmore

Chief Financial Officer

Paul is an experienced financial professional with 30 years’ experience across numbers of sectors.

At Island Green Power Paul is responsible for projections of the group’s finances, balance sheet management, debt and equity structuring, reporting, and oversight of the accounting functioning.

Prior to joining Island Green Power Paul had a successful career in corporate and structured finance, real estate asset management and commodities trading. He has held various positions such as;

  • 2010 to 2015 – Debt & Corporate restructuring advisor to several key players in the Irish Market including Lloyds Banking Group, Blackstone & Deutsche Bank.
  • 1999 to 2004 – Co Founder & CEO of corporate health provider Vielife, which he sold to global health service provider Cigna Health in 2004.
  • 1994 – 1999 – European Finance and Operations Director at Trafigura. Trafigura is one of the world’s largest independent oil and commodities trading businesses (turnover in 2016 exceeded $98 billion).

Paul is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds an MBA in International Management from The European University, Geneva and is a Member of The Institute for Turnaround in the UK.

Paul is a fluent French Speaker and a dedicated Francophile, an amateur cyclist and a keen tennis player.

Alessio Aru

Head of Design

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Alessio Aru

Head of Design

Alessio joined Island Green Power in 2014.

Alessio is responsible for the design of our Solar PV Plants. His responsibilities range from System Design, Yield Assessments to project management of EPC tendering and contractors. He has a technical approach to problem solving and is a real team player.

Prior to joining Island Green Power Alessio worked in a similar role for another UK Developer. Before this he was a building surveyor in the construction industry in Italy.

Alessio hails from the beautiful island of Sardinia and sees himself as a brand ambassador for all things Italian – food, fashion, history and culture.

 

 

Ewa Persson

Finance & Administration

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Ewa Persson

Finance & Administration

Ewa joined Island Green Power in 2016 and is responsible for finance, administration and Human Resources.

Prior to joining Island Green Power Ewa has held several key roles in various growth companies and brings experience from many different industries to the team. These include;

  • The Swedish Language School EF, Ewa was responsible for managing Swedish students’ year-long exchange program in USA.
  • At Rights Agency Limited, a company managing artists’ royalty payments, Ewa was the General Manager liaising with worldwide, state-owned rights agents as well as the world’s most well-known artists.
  • Other industries where Ewa has worked include recruitment, consumer electronics and hospitality.

Ewa was born in Sweden and is an expert skier and dedicated environmentalist.

 

 

Javier Salamanca

Country Manager Spain

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Javier Salamanca

Country Manager Spain

Javier joined Island Green Power in 2019 and is responsible for the company’s Solar PV Plants portfolio under development in Spain.

Javier is committed to PV projects’ Location Securement, Interconnection Process, Preliminary Designs, Environmental and Administrative Authorizations, to secure the Spanish projects portfolio up to Ready to Build status.

Javier’s previous experience in Development and EPC in Japan, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, is supported by his strong technical background and different environments’ know-how.

Before joining the renewable energy industry in 2010, Javier worked as a Civil Engineer in Spain, being involved in different construction projects of roads, water supply networks and metro railways.

Javier was born in Lérida but moved to Barcelona where he has lived for more than 10 years. Two of his remarkable passions are winter sports and motorcycling.

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