Marcus Heal, CEO, Pan Africa Solar

healMarcus is the founder of Abuja and London-based Pan Africa Solar, which is focused on developing and investing in a 500MW pipeline of utility scale solar projects and rolling out home solar systems on a Pay As You Go basis to the 93 million Nigerians that have no access to the grid.

Pan Africa Solar is well known in Nigeria as a ‘front-runner’ solar developer. For their 75MW solar project in Katsina State, Pan Africa Solar were the first to obtain a generation licence, first to sign a PPA and hope to be the first to reach financial close.

Marcus has gained unparalleled experience in developing a solar business where none existed and then developing bankable utility scale projects in Africa’s largest and most challenging country. He helped create pioneering documentation for a solar project in Nigeria and then negotiated with the State stakeholders to adopt them.

Marcus is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.