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28 Most Innovative South Africa Based Solar Companies & Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based Solar companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Solar 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 Solar Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

The Sun Exchange

The Sun Exchange

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The Sun Exchange is the peer-to-peer solar panel leasing platform,Connecting the world to the sun.

SOLA Group

SOLA Group

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

SOLA Group

WiSolar

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

SOLA Group

BioTherm Energy

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BioTherm Energy is an African renewable energy development platform.

SOLA Group

Cosmiq Energy

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Renewable Energy Company

SOLA Group

SolarTurtle

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

SOLA Group

Freedom Won

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

SOLA Group

Quickleads

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Quickleads generate online sales leads for South African businesses

SOLA Group

Emergent Energy

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

SOLA Group

SavEnergy

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SavEnergy sells product solutions for saving energy that includes solar power, battery backup and thermal energy & LED lighting products.

SOLA Group

iNca Energy

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

SOLA Group

GreenSun

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

SOLA Group

GeoSUN Africa

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GeoSUN Africa offers a variety of services and products relating to the solar energy industry.

SOLA Group

Jantar Computer Services

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

SOLA Group

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.

SOLA Group

Solar4Life

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Your trusted partner in solar power and alternative energy solutions.

SOLA Group

Lpsi

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LPSI species in providing Solar and Electrical supplies for various markets.

SOLA Group

Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency designs and deploys green solar lights to access the internet with clean energy at the touch of a single button.

SOLA Group

Technoserve Group

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

SOLA Group

CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions

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Leading Pan-African photovoltaic (PV) IPP Developer and EPC – Specialized utility scale captive PV/Diesel hybrid mini-grids

SOLA Group

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.

SOLA Group

Power Up Supply

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

SOLA Group

SON Power

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Heat pump systems and solar heating

SOLA Group

Lesedi Power Company

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Lesedi Power Company is solar power supplier in South Africa.

SOLA Group

Vredendal Solar Power Company

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Vredendal Solar Power Company owns and manages a solar park in the town of Vredendal in the Western Cape.

SOLA Group

Thula Solutions

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Thula Solutions specializes in sustainable solutions for life in the bush.

SOLA Group

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.

SOLA Group

Herbert Project Company

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Herbert Project Company operates solar photovoltaic (PV) farm based in North Cape, South Africa.

Written by Mark Smith

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