Zonke Energy delivers clean and affordable energy to informal settlements. In these communities, access to electricity is dangerous or non-existent, and households rely on dirty and expensive alternatives. Our unique mini-grid architecture provides clients with essential energy services such as lighting, all the way up to refrigeration, all while being inherently safe via low-voltage DC. Each grid can serve up to 16 households - expansion is as easy as installing additional solar+battery+metering units. They are also quick and easy to setup, even in dense settlements with difficult access. Pre-paid metering, online client management, and a seamless payment system make it easy for clients to stay connected and for operators to reliably serve their customers.

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Type of organisation

  • Renewable Energy Solution Provider

Rural electrification expertise

  • (D)ESCO
  • Prepaid Metering
  • Project Developer
  • Service Provider
  • Utility - Energy Sector

Off-grid system used

  • Micro/Mini-grid

RE-technology used

  • Battery / Energy Storage
  • Inverters / Power Components
  • Solar PV

Based in

South Africa


Alex Densmore
Technical Director