Developing Clean & Sustainable Future

Best-in-class Team



We are a platform that produces and supplies clean, low-cost, and high-quality electricity. The renewable, smart business and finance platform of Brite Energy Partners will challenge and disrupt the conventional electricity generation market of only a few large corporate giants, and raise the bar as the leader in the highly fragmented and inexperienced market of distributed, small scale electricity generators. Brite Energy Partners will create additional values in areas where existing players previously did not succeed in doing due to a lack of smarter business growth strategy and expertise in finance and project management.

Vision

We generate Clean, Affordable and Reliable Energy for Sustainability of our Planet

Core Value

We Unlock Hidden Values and Maximize Economic Benefits for our customers

Value for Customers
Team

The leadership team at Brite Energy Partners is comprised of individuals with profound working experience and expertise across local and global key players in the renewable energy sector. The expertise will enable Brite Energy Partners to quickly evolve into a highly integrated platform of project development, finance and technical management and realize the industry’s highest level of growth.

  • CEO

    Brian Kim

    At Brite Energy Partners, we think Korean solar market holds immense potential – its annual installed capacity ranks among the top 10 worldwide and Korean solar projects still yield profitable margins which could no longer be expected from markets such as Europe or North America – which however is still unfortunately not fully exploited due to the market’s highly fragmented nature, and the inexperience witnessed from the participants as compared to those in the mature renewable energy markets globally. Based on our unrivalled experience both locally and globally, Brite Energy Partners seek to unlock the true potential of Korean solar assets by establishing and scaling up the integrated solar development and finance platform, which we believe is key to release more capital into the sector and to create a sustainable industrial environment for renewables.

    Experiences

    • 9 years in domestic and cross-border real estate development and finance, completing various transactions including KRW 560 bln sale of Gunja Landfill to Siheung City and Hyundai AMCO’s KRW 240 bln ABCP issuance for residential complex development project

    • 10 years in solar development and finance for Hanwha Q CELLS, before leaving the firm as Head of Structured Finance, sitting at the Board of Directors

    • Completed solar transactions worth KRW 600 bln in total (approx. U$500 mln) over 9 years Selected Projects

    Selected Projects

    • Joint investment in 494MW Spanish solar project

    • Acquisition and divestment from 53MW Japanese solar portfolio

    • Equity investor and project finance arranger of 40MW Korean solar portfolio (8 projects)

    • Acquisition and divestment from 77MW (4 projects) UK solar portfolio

    • Equity investor and project finance arranger of 29MW Philippines solar project

    • Equity investor and project finance arranger of 18MW Portuguese solar project

    • Advised Hyundai Motor Group on its KRW 5.1 trillion acquisition of Hyundai E&C (alongside Goldman Sachs)

    • Sell side advisor for Unison, a Korean wind turbine manufacturer

    • Other real estate development and commercial property investments

    Background

    • Managing Director, Clean Energy and Infrastructure, Edn Investment Management

    • Director, Global Infrastructure, Hanwha Asset Management

    • Head of Structured Finance, Hanwha Q CELLS

    • Senior Associate, M&A Advisory, Hyundai Motor Securities

    • Senior Associate, Global Principal Investments, Mirae Asset Daewoo

    • Associate, Principal Investments, Eugene Investment Securities

    • Senior Consultant, Deloitte Anjin LLC

    • Assistant Project Manager, Real Estate Development, Hanwha E&C

    • Seoul National University, M.A. in City Planning

    • Yonsei University, B.A. in Urban Planning and Engineering

    CEO

    Brian Kim

  • COO

    Jin Myung

    Creating a positive impact on earth and human life may have started as a passion – but it has now become something more than a life’s mission as climate crisis demands a real change in our lives. At Brite Energy Partners we endeavor to make steps that ensure such change is brought to reality by developing and financing solar farms to generate clean electricity.

    Experiences

    • Execution and management of a real estate development in a Public Private Partnership scheme

    • 6 years of Korean solar development at Hanwha Q CELLS

    • Lead manager for the development of the O&M business for Hanwha Energy

    • Lead manager for the industry-leading asset management of the solar PV and co-located battery storage system portfolio at Hanwha Q CELLS and Hanwha Energy

    Selected Projects

    • Yeongwol Energy Station Solar Farm (39MW)

    • Ebino Solar Farm in Japan (40MW)

    • Saemangeum Hatbitnuri Solar PV and Battery Storage (11MW, 19MWh)

    • Development and O&M of Hanwha’s Solar and Battery Storage Systems (PV 250MW, ESS 100MWh)

    • Development of HEIS (Hanwha Energy Integrated SCADA System)

    • Asan Techno Valley Industrial Complex Development (approx. 3,000,000sqm)

    • Seosan Techno Valley Industrial Complex Development (approx. 2,000,000sqm)

    Background

    • Deputy General Manager, O&M Division, Hanwha Energy

    • Manager, Korean Solar Development and O&M, Hanwha Q CELLS

    • Planning and Business Development, Hanwha City Development

    • Yonsei University, B.A. in Urban Planning and Engineering

    COO

    Jin Myung

  • Director l Investment

    Daewon Yu

    Clean energy transition is the pathway to the future and we must accelerate the change rapidly in order to solve the world’s biggest problem: global warming and climate change. On the other hand, clean energy transition offers stable and sound financial products for investors and it is also a massive wealth creation opportunity for the society – as the International Energy Agency has laid out and offered governments around the world a “once-in-a-lifetime” U$3 trillion green recovery roadmap to sustainably rebuild their economies in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
    Korea is no exception, and its renewable energy market is quickly maturing with strong policy support from the government. Now, it is a question of how efficiently the practical deployment of renewable energy infrastructure will be delivered. It is also a question of how more mainstream capital will be attracted into the sector. At Brite Energy Partners we have the local knowledge, the network and the know-how in addition to the development and financial expertise required to contribute to bringing this great challenge to a success.
    Experience
    • 10 years of experience at Foresight Group, UK's leading renewable energy investment manager, and Korea's largest integrated solar company Hanwha
    • Investment track record of total KRW 200 billion in equity value across various solar and wind assets

    Selected Projects

    • Acquisition of 50MW German onshore wind portfolio for a Foresight Group managed account

    • Development of an Australian solar project pipeline of 342MW for Hanwha Energy (170MW in QLD, 172MW in NSW)

    • Equity investor in 110MW Bannerton Solar Farm in Victoria, Australia

    • Equity investor in 25MW Barcaldine Solar Farm in Queensland, Australia

    • Joint development and investment in 149MW solar project in Telangana, India

    • Joint development and investment in 50MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh, India

    • Secured solar panel supply contracts to 389MW of projects across Australia, India and Japan

    Background

    • Senior Investment Manager, Foresight Group (Seoul)

    • Country Manager for Australia, Hanwha Energy

    • Business Development Manager, Hanwha Q CELLS

    • Key Account Sales Manager, APAC, Hanwha SolarOne (Shanghai)

    • Manager, 2009 Peace Cup Andalucia (Spain)

    • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, BA in Spanish

    Director l Investment

    Daewon Yu

  • Director l Strategic Planning

    Rhea Lee

    Our modern world is experiencing daunting challenges and today’s technologies are accelerating changes across all faces of our societies – energy infrastructure and mobility are the two most rapidly transitioning industry sectors. With the renewable energy specialists here at BEP, I will add the experience of successfully building up one of the largest mobility platform business in Korea, and help create the new brand of renewable energy business platform at Brite Energy Partners.
    Experience
    • Leader of the overall design and successful execution of the corporate strategy to transform dominantly offline and traditional operations into a fully digital and mobile based platform business
    • Leadership experience in joining an early stage mobility start-up which saw a rapid 5-year buildout phase to become the number one market leader
    • Responsible for creating all strategic partnerships with external players in the mobility industry sector, expanding the business model through various forms of collaboration
    • Managed key investor relationships and managed all client interfaces

    Selected Projects

    • Chief Strategy Officer for iPARKING, the mobility platform service business by Parking Cloud Co., Ltd.

    • Identification of strategic external partners for the development of new business models for iPARKING (In-Car Payment Service with Hyundai and Kia Motor Company, Membership Mileage Partnerships, EV Charging Partnerships etc)

    • Leader of the data-based mobility services for iPARKING

    • Leader of the myCOEX mobile app service and development

    Background

    • Chief Strategy Officer and Vice Chairman for Parking Cloud

    • Head of the Convergence Business Division, KTNET

    • E-Management, SK Teletech

    • M.A. in Natural Language Processing, KAIST

    • B.A. in Computer Science, Ewha Womens University

    Director l Strategic Planning

    Rhea Lee

  • Director ㅣ Structured Finance

    Jooyoung Yoo

    In fact, no longer must we wonder whether renewable energy, including solar power can be our future, but rather, we are focusing on how quickly we can reach a truly low carbon future. Now is the time to double our efforts and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, renewable energy economy.

    Experiences

    • Over 10 years of experience in solar development/finance/acquisitions and real estate investments and finance (funds)

    Selected Projects

    • Acquisition and finance of (total 99.8MW) Japanese solar projects

    • Divestment and project finance of (total 27.5MW) Korean solar projects

    • Participated in acquisitions of various solar projects located in U.S., Chile, U.K., Turkey, and Thailand

    • Managed real estate funds (total AUM USD 300 million)

    Background

    • Head of Project Finance, Hanwha Energy

    • Deputy General Manager, Acquisitions and Finance, Hanwha Q CELLS

    • Fund Manager, Real Estate Investment, Hanwha Asset Management

    • University of Southern California, Master of Urban Planning

    • Cass Business School, MSc in Real Estate Investment

    • Hongik University, Bachelor of Urban Engineering

    Key Leading Sector

    • Acquisitions and finance of renewable energy (solar) power plants

    • Project finance

    • Investment and structured finance

    • Cross-border transaction

    Director ㅣ Structured Finance

    Jooyoung Yoo

  • Senior Manager l Development

    Yong Lee

    It is fascinating to be working in the solar PV and renewable energy industry in the sense that it could be the most important energy sector of all time – and you can contribute to building a sustainable environment for everyone. By putting my own strengths in project development for BEP in addition to its advanced development and financing platform, I am proud of being able to play a significant part in the evolution of Brite Enery Partners and the transformation of our society.
    Experience
    • Managed various Korean domestic real estate development projects, completing from site selection and permitting process through to construction and sale
    • Consulting and marketing experience in Korean real estate sector
    • Developer and Project Manager of solar projects at Brite Energy Partners

    Selected Projects

    • Development of BEP Anseong Solar Farm

    • Management of BEP 300 Solar Farm

    • Management of BEP Horizon Solar Farm

    • Consultant of Incheon Gajeong Multi Dimensional Urban City Complex Project (approx. 3,840,000sqm)

    • Marketing of Busan Myungji Area Kukdong StarClass Apartment Complex (1,124 households)

    • Marketing of Songpa Garak Kukdong StarClass Apartment (72 households)

    • Marketing of Gapyeong Woorim Lumi Art Apartment (208 households)

    Background

    • Deputy General Manager, Igak Construction

    • Marketing Manager, Land Vision

    • Marketing Team Head, Lycaon

    • Marketing, Solex Planning

    • Yonsei University, B.A. in Urban Planning and Engineering

    Senior Manager l Development

    Yong Lee

  • Senior Manager l Development

    Jangwon Ma

    We are partners who together aim for the same goal – the sustainability of our planet and the shared growth of climate wealth created for all. Here at Brite Energy Partners we will provide business and financing solutions to create better value for all renewable energy businesses.
    Experience
    • Experienced professional in development, EPC and O&M of large-scale solar farms in domestic and international markets
    • Conducted technical due diligence and construction supervision as Project Manager for several MW scale solar projects
    • Experience in the overall design and set-up of O&M system for an operating portfolio of solar power plants

    Selected Projects

    • Development, construction and operation of 60MW solar farm in Bulgaria under the country’s Feed-in Tariff regime

    • Technical advisor and construction supervisor to 54MW solar farm in Japan

    • Technical due diligence of total 15 sites for domestic solar farms of 30MW

    • Development and EPC of 120MW solar farms in Korea

    Background

    • Team Leader for Solar Asset Management Team, Solar Business Division at SDN

    • Deputy General Manager for the Renewable Energy Business Team at SLL

    • Mokpo National University, BA in Electrical Engineering

    Key Leading Sector

    • Development of Solar Power Plants

    • EPC and O&M of Solar Power Plants

    Senior Manager l Development

    Jangwon Ma

  • Senior Manager l Development

    Robin Oh

    I believe we owe a duty to future generations to create better environment, as we are simply borrowing this planet from them for our prosperity. My mission here at Brite Energy Partners is to develop and construct high quality solar farms that make substantial contribution to bring forward the most important milestone we must achieve in our lifetime – the energy transition. And what better place to do it than this bright space with the best industry colleagues in the same team?
    Experience
    • Experienced professional with previous roles ranging from procurement of solar modules and system equipment to project development at S-Energy
    • Dedicated project developer role at Kyobo Realco, a Kyobo group subsidiary and a real estate service provider
    • Consulting experience in project structuring, solar equipment supply chain and capital raising for solar farms

    Selected Projects

    • 5MW Rooftop solar project in General Motors’ automobile factory in Changwon

    • 4.8MW Ground-mounted solar project for the Water and Sewage Office in Gwangju

    • 60MW Ground-mounted solar projects across 40 sites in Mungyeong

    • 15MW Ground-mounted solar project in Yeonggwang

    Background

    • Manager, Korean Solar Development, S-Energy

    • Manager, Renewable Energy Team, Kyobo Realco

    • Hanyang University, BA in Chinese Language

    Key Leading Sector

    • Solar Project Development

    • Solar Project Management

    • Sales and Client Management

    Senior Manager l Development

    Robin Oh

  • Manager l Accounting & Finance

    Louis Lee

    Solar power will be the world’s future power generation as a principal source of electricity generation, and the cost of renewable energy is becoming lower than the cost of fossil, meaning that we are reaching Gird Parity, which is the point of economic feasibility. We strongly believe that the next era energy company, Brite Energy Partners, will be able to build our glorious future based on our financial expertise.
    Experience
    • Managing budget, cash forecast with accurate financial planning.energy focused crowdfunding platform
    • Responsible for managing all funds, cash flow, revenue adjustment and debtor.
    • Experience in solving various tax/accounting/financial issues with overseas or domestic clients.

    Selected Projects

    • Leading overseas remittance with local banks and treasury team for overseas headquarter in the local branch.

    • Leading Preparation of annual budget / forecast and profitability analysis.

    Background

    • Herbert Smith Freehills Seoul office, Finance Manager

    • KC Accounting Australia, Accountant

    • Vodafone Australia, Sales Consultant

    • The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance and Accounting)

    Key Leading Sector

    • Accounting and tax

    • Finance

    Manager | Accounting & Finance

    Louis Lee

  • Analyst

    Shawn Yu

    We all know that there is a clear path for the entire humanity and this planet to pursue. At Brite Energy Partners we will seek and provide answers to make the energy transition smooth and efficient, and to create climate wealth for everyone to jump in.
    Experience
    • Experience in project development and financial products such as bridge loans and project finance debt from a renewable energy focused crowdfunding platform
    • Research and analysis of African renewable energy markets and trends, with comparison to global energy and infrastructure markets
    • Senior journalist for renewable energy markets for the Renewable Energy Followers

    Selected Projects

    • Secured the winning place in the ‘Energy Dream League’ competition held by Korea Midlands Power

    • Participated in the advisory team for the local community fund (KRW 1.7bln) for 43.2MW Taebaek Gadeoksan onshore wind farm development

    • Digital marketing strategy proposal for MUUI, the Mobility Impairment and Disability Contents Cooperative in Korea

    Background

    • Renewable Energy Business Division, Korea Midlands Power

    • Business Development Team, Root Energy

    • Research Assistant for Hanyang University Institute for Euro-African Studies and Center for Energy Governance & Security

    • Editor in Chief, News H for Hanyang University

    • Hanyang University, BA in Public Administration

    Analyst

    Shawn Yu

Advisory Board

Brite Energy Partners benefits from its advisory board members whose current and previous roles and experiences include senior executives at global energy infrastructure investment firms, private equity, alternative investment, and banking firms.

  • Business Advisor
    Edn Investment Management l CEO

    Sangho Lee

    Business Advisor

    Edn Investment Management l CEO

    Sangho Lee

  • Finance Advisor
    Credit Suisse I Director(M&A)

    Jay Kim

    Finance Advisor

    Credit Suisse I Director(M&A)

    Jay Kim

  • Technical Advisor
    KAIST l Professor

    Sunghoon Kim

    Technical Advisor

    KAIST l Professor

    Sunghoon Kim

  • Business Development Advisor
    EOS Partners l CEO

    Yeojin Yoon

    Business Development Advisor

    EOS Partners l CEO

    Yeojin Yoon

  • Strategy Advisor
    Pristine Sun l Founder

    Troy Helming

    Strategy Advisor

    Pristine Sun l Founder

    Troy Helming