ABOUT JBM SOLAR

JBM Solar is a solar developer with an established track record of successful project delivery in the UK and Ireland.  The company develops large-scale, grid-connected solar farms.  To date, the development team has achieved planning permission for more than 200MW of solar projects across both countries.  As well as developing an Irish pipeline in excess of 300MW, the company is targeting a pipeline of projects in excess of 1 gigawatt of subsidy-free solar farms in the UK.

JBM solar is backed by PP Asset Management (PPAM), a privately-owned firm based in London.   PPAM has a substantial portfolio of property and renewable energy investments across several countries.  PPAM has sold over 250 MWp of utility-scale ground-mounted projects and is currently providing development capital for a pipeline of more than 2GW of solar projects across the UK, Ireland and the US.   Click here for more details about PPAM.

ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

BRENDAN O’BRIEN

Brendan has a mechanical engineering background and worked for 6 years in the automotive industry in the USA, Brazil and Mexico prior to completing an MBA at IE Business School, Madrid and making a switch into renewable energy. In 2009 he joined SES to develop projects for the SunCatcher CSP technology in Iberia, Cyprus and North Africa. In late 2010 Brendan switched focus to photovoltaic technology and spent a year with Lightsource-RE where he was involved in the construction and acquisition of 35 MWp of solar PV assets. He also led the development and build-out of what was then the largest rooftop solar PV project in the UK at 1.65MW installed capacity. In 2012 Brendan left Lightsource to found JBM Solutions Ltd in the UK.

DAVID CRAMER

David Cramer graduated from University College Dublin in 2000 with a degree in International Commerce and German. He spent 11 years working in investment banking in the City of London, during which time he also qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst with the CFA Institute. For the first nine years of his career, David worked at Morgan Stanley in Equity Research with a specific focus on the Automotive industry before moving to Berenberg Bank as European Head of Automotive Research. David joined JBM as a partner in 2012 and has subsequently worked with the team helping to deliver utility-scale solar projects in the UK and Ireland.

LAURA TYRRELL

Laura is an Electrical Engineer who graduated from the University of Victoria in Canada and has over a decade of sustainability energy development experience, having developed renewable energy projects across Canada and Australia before moving to the UK. Laura joined JBM Solar in 2019 and is currently one of the Senior Development Managers for JBM’s solar portfolio delivering new solar developments across the UK.

CONOR MCALLISTER

Conor has over a decade of experience in renewable energy development. Conor is a Chartered Town Planner, having received an MSc in Environmental Planning from Queen’s University Belfast.  His experience includes raising investment and developing projects across the solar, battery and wind industries in the U.K. and Ireland and previously operating his own planning consultancy.  Conor currently works day to day on delivering JBM’s portfolio of utility scale solar and battery projects across the U.K..  He has recently overseen the successful development of in excess of 1GW of renewable energy projects, including being a co-originator on Ireland’s largest solar farm (Clonfad Solar Farm – 130MW).

ADAM WITHERS 

Adam graduated from the University of the West of England in 2012 with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Masters in Environmental Consultancy. Since then he has committed himself to the solar pv sector, managing numerous rooftop and ground mount projects from first inception through to construction across the UK & Ireland. Adam joined JBM in 2020 to assist in the development of the companies next generation of solar farms.

JOE ANDERSON 

As Land Manager, Joe works closely with our retained agents to identify and secure new land opportunities for solar projects across the country. Joe has a wealth of experience acquiring land having previously worked for a leading housing developers specialising in providing age appropriate accommodation for the elderly. Prior to this, Joe worked for a rural property consultancy and was involved in the development of a range of low carbon energy projects. Joe is passionate about making the most of our natural assets and resources to create a positive social and environmental impact.