Alistair Jessop

SVP, Development
Alistair Jessop
Alistair Jessop is SolarReserve’s Senior Vice President of Development, responsible for driving SolarReserve’s continued growth through initiating and developing projects and business opportunities across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.

While at SolarReserve Jessop’s efforts have resulted in the development of a portfolio of 7000 megawatts (MW) across the EMEA region ranging from utility scale solar to smaller scale urban solar farm power projects. He led the development and financing of three solar PV projects now in full operation in South Africa: the Lesedi (75MW), Letsatsi (75MW) and Jasper (96MW) projects. In addition, Jessop led development of the Redstone 100 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project awarded preferred bidder status in round 3 of the South African REIPPP programme. In Round 4.5 of the South African REIPPP programme, Jessop was responsible for the submission of 6 projects with a total investment value of $4.30bn. SolarReserve has also recently been shortlisted for the DEWA 200 renewable programme in the Middle East. 

Jessop has 20 years of international power industry experience in business development, construction and project financing. His extensive expertise spans projects covering multiple technologies including natural gas, oil-fired, wind energy, biomass and solar energy projects.

Jessop joined SolarReserve from Invenergy, one of the largest privately owned renewable energy businesses in the world, where he was Vice President for Europe. Jessop’s prior roles include Vice President for Europe with Insight Energy and Director for Western Europe with Rolls-Royce Power Ventures.

In 2001, Jessop completed an intensive Accelerated Development Program at the London Business School. Jessop gained a Rolls-Royce scholarship for his university studies where he achieved a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Honors, from the University of Wales, Cardiff.