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34 Most Innovative South Africa Based Energy Companies & Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Eskom Holdings

Eskom Holdings

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Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd is a South African company that supplies the country with electricity

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Solar MD

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Solar MD offers Li-on Batteries.

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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.

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Plentify

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Plentify is a smart energy company that offers reliable, clean, sustainable and affordable energy to everyone in the community.

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Uhuru Energy

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

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Keaton Energy Holdings

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Keaton Energy Holdings Limited is a coal mining and development company.

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Sasol

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Sasol Limited is an integrated energy and chemical company.

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ZEST WEG Group

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ZEST WEG Group distributes, markets, and supports a wide range of electric motors, variable speed drives, transformers, and switchgear.

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BioTherm Energy

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BioTherm Energy is an African renewable energy development platform.

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SOLA Group

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

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ELDO

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

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Master Drillers

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Master Drilling is a company that provides exploration drilling, raiseboring and other drilling services.

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WiSolar

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

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Oakbay Resources & Energy

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Oakbay Resources & Energy is a top mining and processing company in South Africa

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USP&E Global

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

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Energy Capital & Power

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Energy Capital & Power is an Africa-focused global leading investment platform for the energy sector.

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is a scientific and technology research, development, and implementation firm.

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Oil & Gas Council

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Oil & Gas Council is the largest and most influential network of oil and gas executives in the world.

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Emergent Energy

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

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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.

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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

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KragDag

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

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NOVO Energy (PTY) Ltd

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NOVO Energy (PTY) Ltd is a suppliers across the natural gas value chain, also specializes in the development, ownership and operation.

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EforA Energy

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EforA Energy focuses on opportunities within proven hydrocarbon basins, across the Exploration and Production (E&P) spectrum from production

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Recor

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Recor is a renewable energy company converts tyres, plastics, municipal waste, and sewerage and biomass into gas, diesel, and electricity.

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Jager

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

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Phambili Energy

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Phambili Energy is a South African renewable energy company.

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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.

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Cookhouse Wind Farm

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

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Westinghouse Electric South Africa

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Westinghouse Electric Company is the leading supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology

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SolarTurtle

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

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Rubneft

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Rubneft is an independent energy company involved in the acquisition, development, marketing, and trading of natural gas and chemicals.

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MegChem

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MegChem is an engineering and projects company operating in the oil, gas, power generation, petrochemical and related industries.

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iNca Energy

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

Written by Mark Smith

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