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Solar Investment Group is made up of 10 highly qualified professionals with experience at every stage of renewable energy production: project development, acquisition and project financing.

The team members have a combined experience of 140 years in clean energy (wind, solar, biomass) and have cumilatively invested over €2bn in 15 countries.

Over the last 3 years the Team has successfully acquired over €200m worth of renewable power plants which it financed with the help of large European banks.

Direct Investments:

Solar Investment Group team has built (2010-12) and currently operaties 48MW of Solar Projects taking advantage of the attractive feed-in tariff scheme
SIG has developed over 1000 MW of wind projects in EU (operating 700MW). One such project is a 138MW Geopower project in Sardinia, this project remains the single on-shore wind park in Europe.
Wood biomass plant in the South of Italy with a total capacity of 17MW. This was later extended to 32MW. We also developed a sugar cane biomass plant in India with a capacity of 15MW. We also developed a further 200MW of biomass across Italy. SIG also provided technical supervision for the realization of 8 Biomass / Biogas plants as well as 20MW of vegetable oil biomass in Gabon ($100M investment)
Development & construction of 7 major WTE plants with a total combined capacity of 200MW

Structuring & Advisory:

Renewable Energy Project Finance
Arranged €1bn of Renewable Energy Energy project financing: €400m Waste to energy / Biomass; €400m Wind; €200m Solar PV
Over 1500 MW of Clean Energy M&A transactions and corporate finance advisory for €1bn value, in Wind, Waste to Energy and Solar sectors

Luca Concone, Chief Executive Officer
Luca co-founded Enexon in 2006, one of the first solar companies in Italy, later sold to Babcock & Brown investment fund. Prior to this he was a senior manager for A.T. Kearney and McKinsey & Co., working as a consultant for 12 years. Later he became General Manager of the UK retail bank Capital One and founded an international internet & mobile company listed on the Italian Market (Buongiorno-Vitaminic). His last experience before becoming an entrepreneur wasn as CFO of the City of Milan for Mayor Letizia Moratti. He is authorized by the Bancad’Italia and the Bank of England.

Luciano Di Filippo, Chief Technical Officer
After graduating Luciano’s extensive managerial and technical experience began with Ernst & Young in Italy and in the US where he successfully moved through several challenging professional roles including business development, leadership skills and project management. In 1998 he became General Director of Jetech, a JV between Olivetti-Telecom and Philips Co. with technical and production sites in Hungary, Austria and Italy. He also has several years experience in the telecommunications industry participating in the establishment of Fastweb Group in Italy and VTEL Group in Jordan, Georgia, Iraq and Burundi. Luciano's professional experiences include direct and indirect investments as well as managing start up of technology-driven companies. He is one of the pioneers of the establishment of ground mounting photovoltaic plants in Italy. He has an MBA from Bocconi University (1986) and a PhD in Engineering from Polytechnic of Milan (1984).

Franco Abbate, Chief Investment Officer
Franco was involved in many M&A and corporate finance transactions in the sectors of renewable energy, consumer goods and fashion. Prior to SIG, Franco has developed a strategic business oriented mindset and a deep analytical approach across different professional experiences working at Ambrosetti Stern Stewart Italia, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Medinvest and Centrobanca.Franco earned a Degree in Economics and Finance at Cattolica University of Milan, and he is Dottore Commercialista and Chartered Accountant, as well as Member of the “CT” Register held by Justice Court of Milan. As of today he is member of the Supervisory Boards of listed companies as well as Board Member of many Italian companies.

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