OUR STORY

Your success is our purpose and we partner with you every step of the way

Sinani Energy is an energy solutions provider that delivers tailored products and services that optimise energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower reliance on the national grid – ultimately improving profitability and sustainability. As a Level 2 B-BBEE Business we've developed a unique scorecard approach that helps you target elements that are hard to obtain or easily overlooked to ensure regulatory compliance.  

A FOUNDATION THAT STILL FUELS OUR PASSION TODAY

 

When founders Steven Mortlock, Matthew Ball and Abonga Nkwelo came together in 2015 they knew there was a desperate need for a new generation of solar solutions in South Africa. They set out to create an organisation that provides not only cutting-edge solutions and technical know-how but also incorporates business acumen to address the organisational, geographic and industry-specific challenges unique to each client.

 

This alternative approach paid off, and what started as a small solar energy provider to individual farms in the Eastern Cape soon grew into an agile, experienced organisation with a nationwide footprint and focused expertise across a range of industries. As our team continues to grow, the same entrepreneurial spirit that founded Sinani still fuels our absolute belief that the work we do with our clients makes a positive contribution to Africa and its people. 

WE DON'T BELIEVE IN COPY AND PASTE SOLUTIONS

 

 

Our team of qualified industry professionals understand how the energy landscape is always changing. Sticking to the status quo doesn’t cut it and we always challenge ourselves to find innovative solutions that benefit our clients. 


For us, it’s business unusual and we are constantly looking for ways to remain on the forefront of our industry. We are obsessed with how our technology works and use only reliable and market-leading options that guarantee delivery. We don’t believe in copy-and-paste services and we tailor solutions that are unique to each business.

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU

 

Our purpose is rooted in the meaning of our name: Sinani, we are with you. We walk the energy journey alongside our clients, whatever it takes, to help them build an energy efficient and sustainable future while managing the financial intricacies that come with solar energy solutions.


We go beyond being a provider. Working with Sinani means being part of our team – and us being part of yours – so we can partner together to make your organisation’s transformation part of South Africa’s energy revolution.

" Cutting-edge solutions and technical know - how but also incorporates business acumen."

 

OUR TEAM

With a long-standing track record as a successful business and operations manager, Abonga is responsible for Sinani’s business growth through sales and marketing. An experienced franchising and operational strategist, he has developed and executed lead generation and sales strategies in a range of industries, giving him a holistic view of addressing trade-specific requirements. He is always identifying new ways of bringing our product developments to life so we can build a healthy pipeline of new clients – and maintain excellent levels of engagement with existing ones.

 
Abonga is a true culture catalyst and lives Sinani’s values every day. Just like the rest of the team, one of his main passions is seeing how we help our clients become more profitable and sustainable. For Abonga, Sinani’s organic growth is one of the key drivers of our success and he believes the road ahead is filled with new technology and opportunities that will see us continue to grow alongside our clients. 

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ABONGA NKWELO

Director
Business Development & Marketing

BSocSci: Industrial and Organisational Psychology 

“With Sinani’s energy solutions, companies can take an invisible and integral part of their business and make it tangible so they can get the most out of their energy strategy.”

With a career that has taken him from working for the largest power utility in South Africa to becoming a senior engineer and business owner, Steven has always had a passion for the energy sector. As a Professional Engineer registered with the ECSA, Steven has built an extensive skill set in energy efficiency, power generation and renewable energy. This knowledge paired with a determination to deliver sustainable solutions mean Steven personally oversees all our projects including scoping, resource management and execution.

Everyone in our team is an entrepreneur at heart, and Steven is no exception. He knew Sinani would be a very challenging but extremely rewarding opportunity to pursue, and this zeal is what fuels his ability to take technical (and sometimes seemingly impossible) challenges and turn them into quantifiable opportunities. Our organisation’s journey is far from over and Steven continues to develop our core technical business objectives as the industry evolves, so clients can understand exactly what their energy strategy should look like.

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STEVEN MORTLOCK

Director
Technical &
Engineering

M.Sc Mechanical Engineering (UCT) Pr Eng

 “We are growing as a business that continues to deliver value so we can operate as a recognised and preferred energy solutions provider.”

An experienced data analyst and certified Chartered Accountant CA(SA), Matthew heads up our commercial and financial business unit. Matthew has extensive knowledge on building models that can interrogate financial cases and allow businesses to gain maximum return on investment.

Throughout his career Matthew has successfully led audit and commercial projects in various African regions and his cross-sector experience gives him a unique view of how to address client-specific financial challenges. Matthew’s ability to drill down to the very last detail means he can build intricate financial models that help simplify and support our clients’ financial, operational and energy strategies.

 

For Matthew, Sinani’s roots are firmly planted in three core areas: finding sustainable solutions that help clients achieve maximum profitability and reduce CO2 emissions; expanding our business so we can continue to deliver best-of-breed solutions; and increasing the production of green energy so that communities across the continent can enjoy clean, autonomous energy consumption.

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“Sinani’s greatest contributions to the South African economy will be increasing the production of green energy, improving how efficiently businesses are using energy and creating employment.”

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MATTHEW BALL

Director
Commercial &
Finance

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B.Sc Mechanical Engineering  (University of Cape Town)

What I’ll do for you

  • Tailored reports on energy and utility analyses

  • Benchmarking and KPI developments

  • Start-up optimisation development

  • Quantifying inefficiencies, efficiencies and savings to currency value

"As humans we’ve come a long way with our technology, but this has come at a great cost through the damage global warming has done to our beautiful planet. Working for Sinani means being part of a remedial plan aimed at backtracking the negative effects of inefficient and unsustainable energy production."

Morgan

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B.Sc Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (University of Cape Town)

What I’ll do for you

  • Solar PV system design

  • Solar PV project management

“I believe that the solutions in energy efficiency that we develop are increasingly important for the future of our country.  Working at Sinani energy allows me to contribute towards the necessary shift towards a greener, more sustainable and reliable future.”

Geoff

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B.Sc Electro-Mechanical Engineering (University of Cape Town)
M.Sc Mechanical Engineering (University of Cape Town)

What I’ll do for you

  • Site and project management

  • Reduce energy costs and manage power consumption

  • Quantify inefficiencies, efficiencies and savings in monetary terms

  • Tailored energy, utility and risk analysis reports

“My passion for the energy sector is deeply rooted in the transformative potential of energy availability and efficiency. The projects we work on are extremely rewarding, technically challenging and incredibly impactful. Working with Sinani enables me to add tangible value to clients."

Cliff

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B.Sc Construction Studies &
B.Sc (Hon) Construction Management
(Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

What I’ll do for you

  • Solar PV system design and implementation

  • Site and project management

  • Analytical data and optimisation reports

  • Benchmarking and utility reports

"I’ve always been interested in renewable and sustainable living, so joining Sinani Energy has enabled me to be part of a solution in a country where energy supply is a major concern – an exciting journey with huge opportunities."

Tshwanelo

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B.Sc Electrical Engineering

(University of Cape Town)

What I’ll do for you

  • Tailored reports on energy and utility analyses

  • Quantify inefficiencies, efficiencies and savings

  • Benchmarking and optimisation developments

"I am a firm believer that Africa's energy crisis will be revolutionised by renewable energy. Moreover, I believe in utilising resources to sustain ourselves without having to compromise the sustainability of future generations. Being part of Sinani Energy allows me to make my impact in ensuring reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy is achieved."

Tanaka

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B.Sc (Hon) Mechanical Engineering (University of Cape Town)

What I’ll do for you

  • Solar PV system design and implementation

  • Site and project management

  • Research and design of solar integrated systems

  • Energy and utility analyses

"Growing up in Zimbabwe I saw first-hand how energy inefficiencies haunted businesses and citizens. I firmly believe renewable energy is the way forward in Africa and working with Sinani gives me the opportunity to apply my mind towards providing tailored solutions that really make a difference."

Owen

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B.Tech Quantity Surveying

(Tshwane University of Technology)

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(Central University of Technology,Free State)

What I’ll do for you

  • Project and people management

  • Energy management and optimisation

  • Implement cutting-edge construction techniques using the best solar technology

"South Africa, Africa and the world are in dire need of sustainable and efficient energy usage solutions that are engineered specifically for the task at hand. With Sinani, I have the opportunity to work on these solutions and be part of a positive wave of change."

Angelique

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B. Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

(University of Pretoria)

What I’ll do for you

  • Site and project management

  • Reduce energy costs and manage power consumption

  • Quantify inefficiencies, efficiencies and savings in monetary terms

  • Tailored energy, utility and risk analysis reports

  • Microgrid and reticulation design and consultation

"Renewable energy has always been my passion and being able to be part of the Sinani Energy team allows me to become part of the solution. Solar power allows us to take care of the environment while still granting us the pleasure to enjoy all that technology has to offer and giving us peace of mind for all our future generations."

Cameron

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Project Management

(Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

What I’ll do for you

  • Solar PV system implementation

  • Site and project management

"I have always been interested in solar energy and how it works and building the systems. Renewable energy is the way forward and I would love to be part of the team and company taking it in the direction. "

OUR PROJECTS