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.
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 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.