MERGED GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Starsight Energy and SolarAfrica join forces

Starsight Energy and SolarAfrica merge to become market leaders in renewable energy across Sub-Saharan Africa.

OUR STORY

Unlocking Africa’s energy potential

The merged group is set to become the market leader in providing on-site and offsite renewable energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Customers in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa can access our comprehensive mix of cost-effective solutions that provide power security and carbon reduction. These include solar energy, battery storage, wheeling, and energy management.

 

We have strong representation in each region with teams who know and understand their markets – and are passionate about transforming these markets into green energy hubs.

Why did we embark on this journey? Simple: we want to make renewable energy accessible and affordable for our customers. This merger allows us to take more customers on a green energy journey that solves their power struggles and enables a sustainable future.

COMBINED GROUP STATISTICS

Powering over 800 projects across Sub-Saharan Africa

As a merged group, Starsight Energy and SolarAfrica are positioned to become Africa’s leading green energy solutions provider. 

33430+ tons or carbon reduction.
60+ MWh of battery storage.
18930 HP cooling capacity.
375+ MW operating/contracted generating capacity. 

520 MW+

Solar power generation

60 MWh+

Battery storage

19,115 HP+

Cooling capacity

360,000 T+

Carbon reduction


Regional websites

SOUTHERN AFRICA
NIGERIA
GHANA
EAST AFRICA

GROUP EXECUTIVES

Deep industry experience

The merged group brings together some of the solar industry’s most experienced executives. 

Paul van Zijl
Paul van Zijl

Group CEO

Charl Alheit
Charl Alheit

Group CIO

Max Rieg
Max Rieg

Group Commercial Director

Bianca Swanepoel
Bianca Swanepoel

Head of Group Marketing & Communications

REGIONAL LEADERS

Regional expertise

At the regional level, the merged group’s leadership brings deep local solar knowledge and experience across Southern Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and East Africa. 

David McDonald
David McDonald

SolarAfrica CEO
(Southern Africa)

Ladi Sanni
Ladi Sanni

Managing Director, Starsight Energy
(Nigeria)

Emmanuel Ayifa Baah
Emmanuel Ayifa Baah

Managing Director, Starsight Energry (Ghana)

Rupesh Hindocha
Rupesh Hindocha

Chairman and CEO, Starsight Premier Energy Group (East Africa)

“The supply of renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa is relatively fragmented with several suppliers in the market. This merger is a substantial step for us and will provide a true pan-African platform to deliver clean renewable energy in key economies.”

Paul van Zijl
Group CEO

“We are excited about making a meaningful contribution to power supply on the continent through our on- and off-site solutions. This will help take pressure off national grids which have been under significant strain in many of the core African markets.”

Charl Alheit
Group CIO

SHAREHOLDERS

Investing in innovation

The merger is backed by Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”) and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (“AIIM”), both of which have decades-long track records of bringing investment to African innovation.

SPECIALISED SOFTWARE

Unifii

Unifii is a fully-operational and feature-rich internal application that provides a simplified and streamlined project origination process for solar developers across the merged group.

RESOURCES

Resources and information

FACT SHEET
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MEDIA

News coverage and media resources

For media inquiries please contact SolarAfrica Energy marketing@solarafrica.com or SamJane Communications sam@sjcommunications.co.za.

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