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.
A SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST
APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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.
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
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.
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.
PROOF OF CONCEPT
Pioneering cleaner, greener, sustainable solutions
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
We also have a further 1000MW of solar PV projects under development.
A first in South Africa for Green Hydrogen
Sakhumnotho Power, Keren Energy partner on 100 kW green hydrogen proof-of-concept project
Investing in green hydrogen energy in South Africa
South Africa: Proof of Concept Project Launched for Green Hydrogen
South Africa initiates green hydrogen pilot
An SA first in green hydrogen production in Vredendal
South African project to produce green hydrogen as a proof-of-concept
A First in South Africa for Green Hydrogen