DOREEN KANETEY-ESSEL

A results-driven Business Development Executive with experience in collaborating with Managing Directors, Sales Directors, Operational Directors and Technical teams in managing pipelines of Renewable Energy projects in Sub Saharan-Africa.  She is a well-qualified Sustainable Energy Engineer who has been involved in the Renewable Energy industry for about 6 years. She started out as a researcher, characterizing materials for solar cells applications at the Materials Science Department of the University of Ghana. She later joined juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd, a Renewable Energy Project developer and Engineering Procurement and construction Contractor as a Solar EPC Sales Engineer, where she saw to the successful development and execution of renewable energy projects in accordance with quality standards, budgets, project schedules, and in compliance with internal and external technical and engineering regulations. She is well versed in all business models of the solar industry including Solar Hybrid technologies, Rooftop solar technologies and Ground mount solar technologies focused on utility, commercial and industrial scale applications. She is the CEO and founder of DKE Solar Consult (Pty) Ltd incorporated in South Africa. DKE Solar is established to provide consultation services to project developers, investors, EPC and O&M companies to maximize their return on investments on solar projects. She is also very passionate and active about promoting and supporting all-inclusive business models that enables access to clean and sustainable energy for the energy deprived population in Africa.