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56 Most Innovative South Africa Based Renewable Energy Companies & Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based Renewable Energy companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Renewable Energy industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Africa Renewable Energy Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

I-G3N

I-G3N

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I-G3N is a South African developer of lithium-ion batteries.

Brayfoil Technologies

Brayfoil Technologies

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Designing the future of wind turbine blades using biomimicry-inspired compliant structures that change shape like bird’s wings.

Brayfoil Technologies

Uhuru Energy

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Uhuru Energy is a large-scale biomass-to-energy project developer.

Brayfoil Technologies

Distributed Power Africa

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Distributed Power Africa is a renewable energy solutions company that offers solar panels, renewable energy batteries, and more.

Brayfoil Technologies

Faithful to Nature

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Faithful to Nature is an online health shop offering natural and organic products.

Brayfoil Technologies

Global Energy

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Global Energy is implementing a strategy to accelerate growth through innovation.

Brayfoil Technologies

Sappi

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Sappi focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp and paper-based solutions to its direct and indirect customers.

Brayfoil Technologies

ELDO

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ELDO offers turnkey energy management solutions for companies based in South Africa and Switzerland.

Brayfoil Technologies

Cosmiq Energy

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Renewable Energy Company

Brayfoil Technologies

SOLA Group

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SOLA Group is a vertically integrated renewable energy company, aiming to transform Africa through clean energy.

Brayfoil Technologies

I-Drop Water

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I-Drop Water is a company established to bring safe drinking water to everyone, everywhere by answering this question.

Brayfoil Technologies

SolarTurtle

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SolarTurtle is a solar battery charging station fitted into a 6m shipping container.

Brayfoil Technologies

WiSolar

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WiSolar is a private green digital utility in Africa that enables consumers and businesses obtain solar electricity.

Brayfoil Technologies

Phambili Energy

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Phambili Energy is a South African renewable energy company.

Brayfoil Technologies

USP&E Global

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USP&E Global is an oil & energy company offering power station solutions.

Brayfoil Technologies

Phelan Energy Group

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Phelan Energy Group Limited is a international energy developer with an focus on Solar PV that offers energy developer at the lowest price.

Brayfoil Technologies

Freedom Won

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A South African company, offering Electric Vehicle Conversions to most existing car makes and models.

Brayfoil Technologies

Generator and Plant Hire SA

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Generator and Plant Hire SA are recognised as one of the market leaders in South Africa in terms of emergency power generation.

Brayfoil Technologies

Emergent Energy

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Emergent Energy provides renewable energy solutions, primarily solar PV systems.

Brayfoil Technologies

BioTherm Energy

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BioTherm Energy is an African renewable energy development platform.

Brayfoil Technologies

Illovo Sugar

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The group is Africa’s biggest sugar producer and has extensive agricultural and manufacturing operations in six African countries.

Brayfoil Technologies

Terra Firma Solutions

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Terra Firma Solutions is a turnkey energy engineering solution provider.

Brayfoil Technologies

KragDag

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KragDag is an environmental consultancy that specializes in renewable energy, food production, construction and solar energy services.

Brayfoil Technologies

Cookhouse Wind Farm

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Cookhouse Wind Farm generates and supplies renewable energy to the national grid that provides clean power.

Brayfoil Technologies

Moshesh Partners

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Moshesh Partners focuses on investment into renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure including energy, water, telecoms and transport.

Brayfoil Technologies

Ricardo-AEA

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Ricardo-AEA is a leading provider of analysis, advice, and data on economically sustainable solutions for the most pressing global energy

Brayfoil Technologies

Renewable Energy Holdings

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Renewable Energy Holdings is an investment, development, ownership and operation of hydroelectric power plants across sub-Sahara Africa.

Brayfoil Technologies

GreenSun

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GreenSun offers realistic energy solutions for residential, commercial, and agriculture businesses.

Brayfoil Technologies

FTTx and Energy Warehouse

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FTTx and Energy Warehouse is a wholesaler of fibre optic and energy products, and a trusted distributor to the telecommunications industry.

Brayfoil Technologies

AltGen Recruitment

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LEADERS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY RECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT & CONSULTING SERVICES IN AFRICA.

Brayfoil Technologies

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm

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Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm supplies clean and renewable energy to South African households.

Brayfoil Technologies

Congretype

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Congretype provides societal based solutions in renewable energy, ICT for development and Climate Smart Agriculture.

Brayfoil Technologies

Jager

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Jager provides hardware, software and customized solutions for metering, renewables and energy management.

Brayfoil Technologies

iNca Energy

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iNca Energy develops and operates wind and solar PV energy projects in South Africa.

Brayfoil Technologies

Real Time Energy

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Real Time Energy provides measurement of energy consumption, logging, monitoring and control services to energy industries.

Brayfoil Technologies

Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant

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Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant is a industrial scale biogas waste-to-energy company in South Africa.

Brayfoil Technologies

Eco-V

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Eco-V provides renewable hot-water and electricity solutions for communities.

Brayfoil Technologies

Concor Engineering

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Concor Engineering is an infrastructure construction company in infrastructure development, property development, and opencast mining.

Brayfoil Technologies

Destiny Energy Inc

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Destiny Energy Inc is a private holding company of a diversified group of businesses including manufacturing, energy and real estate.

Brayfoil Technologies

Waco International

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Waco International is a focused equipment rental and industrial services business with operations in Africa, Australia, UK and Chile.

Brayfoil Technologies

Metrowind Van Stadens Wind Farm

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Metrowind uses state-of-the-art technology that has been designed to minimize any negative impacts on the surrounding environment.

Brayfoil Technologies

Noupoort Wind Farm

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Noupoort Wind Farm has thirty five 99m-high wind turbines that supplies electricity to power up to 69 000 South African homes.

Brayfoil Technologies

AE AMD Renewable Energy

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AE-AMD Renewable Energy (Pty) Ltd. develops renewable energy generation projects.

Brayfoil Technologies

Sunfor LED

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Sunfor Technologies is a LED and Solar LED lighting manufacturing company suppliers of LED lighting Products to commercial and industrial.

Brayfoil Technologies

Cedar Solar

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Cedar Solar specializes in solar energy systems and solar water pumping solutions to help the agricultural sector reduce operational costs.

Brayfoil Technologies

Ducere Holdings

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The patented MISER System is a new, hydraulic, lower cost and more efficient hybrid transmission.

Brayfoil Technologies

Linde Solar Project Company

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Linde Solar Project Company operates a solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Linde, SA.

Brayfoil Technologies

Accessential

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Supply robotics solutions to the Mining, Oil & Gas, Energy, Marine, Security and Emergency industries

Brayfoil Technologies

New Southern Energy

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New Southern Energy is a renewables and environment company.

Brayfoil Technologies

Technoserve Group

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Technoserve Group provides electrical and electronic engineering solutions for the industry.

Brayfoil Technologies

Jantar Computer Services

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Jantar Computer Services is a IT and renewable energy solution provider company.

Brayfoil Technologies

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm will operate by end of 2017 to supply electricity to power up to 120K South A homes.

Brayfoil Technologies

Power Up Supply

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Power Up Supply offers uninterrupted power supply for homes and businesses.

Brayfoil Technologies

MLT Power

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MLT Power offers turnkey solutions for solar photovoltaic energy solutions and battery backup for load-shedding immunity & green energy.

Brayfoil Technologies

Powernutz.Com

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Powernutz.Com expertise in energy management services that provides remote metering and telemetric solutions.

Brayfoil Technologies

Buhle Waste (Pty) Ltd.

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Buhle Waste (Pty) Ltd. is a South African company focused on waste management services on the African continent.

Written by Mark Smith

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