Global Wind & Solar Developer | Mainstream Renewable Power

3.5 GW consented offshore
270 people WORLDWIDE
7 Values
3,300 MW won in competitive auctions
€2.5 billion project finance raised
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global wind and solar developer

Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading pure-play renewable energy development company with a global footprint.  Our unrivalled track record means we are uniquely positioned to deliver the highest quality wind (onshore and offshore) and solar PV plant across diverse markets.  Our business model is to take projects through the development process, de-risk them and sell them at financial close, during construction or at commercial operation.

Our Global Development ©

The Global Development Standard©  is our in-house Project Development System.  It draws on years of experience in developing wind and solar projects across the globe.  It encapsulates our uniqueness as a global developer. It means we develop all our projects to international best standards even when not required to by the authorities in a country.  So financiers and investors know when they see a Mainstream project, it has been developed meticulously to the highest global standards. 

Our uniqueness in project development

Our uniqueness in project development

Learn more about what makes us unique in developing projects around the globe.

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ongoing community engagement

project Standardisation

The Global Development Standard© ensures consistency of project development around the globe.

continuous improvements

It is a continuously evolving process which draws on decades of experience developing projects across the globe.

international standards

The Standard is benchmarked against the IFC Environmental and Social Standards and the Equator Principles. It is in line with the UN Guiding Principles and Human Rights and the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.

Our Values - The Standard is aligned to our values and they underpin all our actions.

Onshore planning consent received

The Standard has won us consent for 8,600 MW obtained across 77 projects globally.

unrivalled leadership team

Mainstream has the most experienced leadership team of any renewable energy development company on the globe. Founded by world-renowned renewable energy visionary Dr Eddie O’Connor, the company is led by our Chief Executive, industry veteran Andy Kinsella.

Our global leadership has the knowledge, the experience and the unrivalled track record to lead our rapidly growing team. Above all, we have a real passion for delivering change through renewable energy.

Our Commitment to Communities

Mainstream is committed to building positive relationships in the communities in which it operates. It is key to responsible and sustainable project development. Our local teams engage early and often and work closely with communities to understand local issues and deliver long-term benefits through community initiatives.

Featured initiatives

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Wind farms embrace citizen spirit of Mandela Day
South Africa

Wind farms embrace citizen spirit of Mandela Day

Careers day support puts pupils on path to brighter future
South Africa

Careers day support puts pupils on path to brighter future

School grounds get makeover for Mapuche new year

School grounds get makeover for Mapuche new year

Sponsorship of new homes in the Mekong Delta

Sponsorship of new homes in the Mekong Delta


In this video, our colleagues talk about building meaningful relationships with local communities ensuring they are involved in the process and how we are active in the community.

Join us on our unique mission as we change the future of energy

We are on a unique mission to change how the world generates its power and we're looking for the right people to join our team. If you want make a real difference, be part of a world-leading team, and experience new cultures - check out our current vacancies.

career growth

During 2018 almost 20% of our colleagues were promoted. Being part of a small global team means you are quickly exposed to multiple areas across the business.

fast paced environment

Travel opportunities

See new countries, meet new people and learn about new cultures.

Work Life Balance

Mainstream promotes a healthy balance between work life and home life.

Relocation Opportunities

A number of our team now call another country 'home'.

Working at Mainstream

Working at Mainstream

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Mainstream fosters entrepreneurial spirit and inspires outside the box thinking.

We live our values

Safety. Entrepreneurship. Respect. Sustainability. Innovation. Integrity. Working Together.

on the job training

Mainstream is focused on providing internal and external education and job training.

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