Johannesburg, 19 September 2023 – Solarise Africa, a leading pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, is proud to announce its nomination for the coveted title of “African Solar Company of the Year” at the AFSIA Solar Awards, marking the second consecutive year the company has received this prestigious recognition.
The AFSIA Solar Awards, widely regarded as the industry’s premier awards ceremony, offer a platform to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in the African solar market. This annual event is open to participants from across the industry and encompasses 13 award categories, covering the African solar sector’s most critical aspects and specialities.
The primary objective of the AFSIA Solar Awards is to acknowledge and celebrate the exemplary contributions made by companies and individuals towards the promotion and advancement of solar energy in all its forms across the African continent. These awards aim to highlight excellence in areas such as good practice, professionalism, quality, safety, and innovation, setting a benchmark for the highest standards in the African solar industry.
“Solarise Africa’s nomination for “African Solar Company of the Year” is a testament to the company’s dedication to sustainable energy solutions and our impact on the African solar landscape. We are thrilled to be considered once again for the African Solar Company of the Year title and remain committed to pioneering sustainable energy solutions that benefit businesses across Africa,” said Jan Albert Valk, Co-Founder and CEO of Solarise Africa.
In addition to this prestigious nomination, Solarise Africa has garnered numerous awards in recent times, including the “COO of the Year” accolade awarded to Sakkie van Wijk at the Solar Assets Africa Awards 2023. The company was also recognised as the “Best Decentralised EaaS Provider Southern Africa” at the African Excellence Awards 2023. Madaleen van der Walt received the Women in New Energy (WiNE) Awards 2023, and Marcel Malherbe was featured in SolarQuarter’s esteemed “40 under 40” list.
Winners will be announced during the AFSIA Solar Awards ceremony, which will be part of the Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA) in Nairobi on 5 October 2023.