Starsight Energy and SolarAfrica join forces

Creating a leading renewable energy solutions provider in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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. 


A word from our Group Executives

Group Executives

Paul Van Zijl

Group CEO

Charl Alheit

Group CIO

Max Rieg

Group Commercial Director

Bianca Swanepoel

Head of Group Marketing & Communications

Regional Leaders

David McDonald

SolarAfrica CEO
(Southern Africa)

Ladi Sanni

Managing Director, Starsight Energy

Emmanuel Ayifa Baah

Managing Director, Starsight Energy

Rupesh Hindocha

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

Combined Group Stats

520 MW+

Solar power generation

60 MWh+

Battery storage

19 115 HP+

Cooling capacity

360 000 T+

Carbon reduction

800+ Projects powered across Sub-Saharan Africa



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 support African innovation.

Specialised software


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.

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