Trevor DeVries

Business Development Associate


10 years Solar project development experience at Director level from land acquisition to financial close for distributed generation and utility scale solar.

Deep understanding of the Australian & African renewable energy markets.

5 years as managing director of solar manufacturing companies.

Thirteen years International Business Development experience in the following sectors:

  • Solar energy, Renewables, Energy, Photovoltaic, Smart grid, Mini-grid, battery storage systems.
  • Corporate IT services solutions.

Telecommunications, Government, Financial verticals

Sample Projects:

  • Financial close of the Sunmetals 150MW Solar plant in Queensland, Australia
  • Development & engineering of 1,2MW Solar tracking solution for Solarshare community (Canberra) Australia
  • Financial close of a 50MW PV/Diesel Solar hybrid project for large mine in Tanzania
  • Designing project spec
  • Setup PV Module reseller sales channel in Sub-Saharan Africa for Canadian Solar including Namibia, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mauritius and Kenya.
  • Founded AEG Power Solutions in South Africa, built a world class factory employing some 15 staff. Secured over 200mW of REIPPP business to the value of R300mil. Sold the business to African Capital Investments for an undisclosed sum.
  • Founded SCS Cape Town and successfully grew the business for a BEE IT company called SCS, focusing on corporate governance, Risk and Compliance.
  • Developed a new business portfolio within the IT managed services offering for Hewlett Packard, South Africa


  • Solar project development
  • Corporate strategy development
  • International business development
  • Strong contractual and financial bankability experience
  • Strong marketeer with startup experience.
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