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Renewable Energy Solutions

We are committed to reducing carbon emissions and helping to solve crippling energy shortages by harnessing the power of inexhaustible natural resources. We develop and own renewable energy projects, specialising in renewable, sustainable, cost-effective solutions.

Solar Power

Green Hydrogen

BioMass Power Generation

Hydro Power

A SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST

Keren Energy is proudly pioneering the Green Hydrogen industry in South Africa

APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Established in 2012, Keren Energy is a successful bidder in the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). The programme is aimed at boosting the country’s electricity supply through private sector investment in renewable, sustainable power projects. We have been successful in 5 x 5MW Solar PV bids and we currently have a pipeline of 1000MW Solar PV projects under development. Keren Energy has also established an exciting proof of concept Green Hydrogen Project in Vredendal in the Western Cape.

OUR MISSION

We are committed to reducing carbon emissions and helping to solve crippling energy shortages in the southern Africa region. Our aim is therefore to develop renewable, sustainable energy solutions that will boost the economy and ease the financial strain on end-users.

We do this by harnessing the power of inexhaustible natural resources in the most cost-effective way possible.

CORE VALUES

Our core values determine every decision we make and every action we take. Who we bring onto our teams, who we partner with, how we perform and how we conduct ourselves. There is simply no room for compromise.

PASSIONATE  |  COMMITTED  |  COLLABORATIVE  |  ETHICAL

About WEYERS VAN RENSBURG

Weyers Janse van Rensburg qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Louisiana, USA. He returned to South Africa in 2001 and has held Financial Management and Directorship positions across several industries, including Renewable Energy. In 2016 he joined Keren Energy Investments (Pty) Ltd, where he has managed the financial modelling, project development and bid submission teams.

Due to an increase and complexity in projects Weyers established Keren Energy Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd. As the holding company for all Keren Energy assets.

Areas of Expertise
  • Energy Project Development
  • Financial Modelling
  • Supply Chain Management and Improvement
  • Feasibility Studies and Transaction Advisory
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Accounting – Northwestern State University, LA, USA
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) Sport and Sports Administration – Northwestern State University, LA, USA
  • Hons. Business & Business Administration – University of Stellenbosch
About GEORGE VAN RENSBURG

George Janse van Rensburg has extensive experience in developing various projects in Africa. After obtaining a B.Com Degree from the University of Stellenbosch, George joined his family business, developing and establishing mid-sized breweries in southern Africa and Africa.

The family business ventured into renewable energy in 2012, with the release of the South African Government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). George played an integral role in the development and bidding of numerous projects, and Keren Energy was awarded Preferred Bidder Status for five of the seven projects presented to the Department of Energy. An experienced negotiator, George successfully sold these projects to an international renewable energy consortium.

Areas of Expertise
  • Project Development and Management
  • Fuels Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Contract Negotiations
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) – University of Stellenbosch

PROOF OF CONCEPT

Pioneering cleaner, greener, sustainable solutions

In a joint venture with Sakhumnotho, Cape Stack and Namaqua Engineering, Keren Energy has partnered with the University of the Western Cape’s South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (SAIAMC). This exciting collaboration is responsible for one of the very first Green Hydrogen projects in South Africa.

Based in Vredendal, Western Cape, the site uses a 100KW photovoltaic solar system to produce green hydrogen. This project is a proof of concept to demonstrate the feasibility of Green Hydrogen Production at a fully permitted project site in Vanrhynsdorp.

The project is overseen by one of South Africa’s first Hydrogen Safety Engineering experts, Dr Stanford Chidziva.

IN THE PIPELINE

Keren Energy has been awarded 5 x 5MW Solar PV bids in the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). The projects are located in the Northern Cape, known for its abundance of sunshine. They are based near Kakamas, Keimoes, Hopetown, Kuruman and Danielskuil.

We also have a further 1000MW of solar PV projects under development.

Keren Energy in the press
MyPressportal / 22.03.22

A first in South Africa for Green Hydrogen

Engineering News / 01.03.22

Sakhumnotho Power, Keren Energy partner on 100 kW green hydrogen proof-of-concept project

Energize / 02.03.22

Investing in green hydrogen energy in South Africa

Energy Capital & power / 09.03.22

South Africa: Proof of Concept Project Launched for Green Hydrogen 

Renews / 22.03.22

South Africa initiates green hydrogen pilot

IOL / 24.03.22

An SA first in green hydrogen production in Vredendal

ESI Africa / 02.03.22

South African project to produce green hydrogen as a proof-of-concept

Renewable Energy / 24.05.22

A First in South Africa for Green Hydrogen

OUR VISION

To lead the way as a world-class renewable energy company, providing powerful, sustainable, cost-effective solutions to the entire southern African region.

To find out more about our projects and solutions, as well as other exciting opportunities, please reach out to us. We would love to partner with you.

Call us: Weyers +27 (0)65 803 8687 / George +27 (0)82 224 9099
Email: info@kerenenergy.com