Magnus Coetzee

Divisional Head/GM

Contact Details

Alternative Energy
+27 11 237 4500

XON Alternative Energy

Energy in the form of electrical power is crucial to the growth ambitions of Africa. XON Alternative Energy (XON AE) has been established to support developing governments, communities, industries and businesses by providing energy solutions so that they can achieve their goals and objectives for successful economic growth. XON AE, supported by the other XON divisions, can provide businesses and communities reliable electrical power at commercially viable prices.

A Growing African Market

Africa is currently the fastest developing continent in the world yet power shortages and outages prevent and delay development and investment in a number of industries. All governments are under pressure from their citizens to provide infrastructure for expansion and growth of local economies. Power is needed in many cities to support businesses, hospitals, government organisations and to provide people with enough power to improve their quality of life.

XON AE Solutions

We can supply energy solutions to many different sectors of industry, organisations and governments. We are working with existing business partners as well as new clients. At present our key focus in South Africa is on heavy industry, mining and key power users (such as data centres) as well local and national government organisations. In the rest of Africa we are partnering with national government bodies to set up energy solutions where there is currently no power supply or the cost of supply is extremely high, for example where diesel generators are used.

Solar PV Offerings

  • Design and build 10kw – 50MW on and off grid solutions.
  • Offer 10Kw – 500Kw systems free standing and roof top systems
  • To power commercial buildings
  • To power Industrial buildings
  • Build solar farms for Utilities (PPA) to feed Grids.
  • Life span is around 20 years – 25 years for these solutions.
  • Grid storage does compliment these PV plants offerings.


Energy Storage

XON AE together with NEC Africa are excited to take the below NEC GSS product range and solution set to the African market.

NEC Energy Solutions develops and manufactures smart energy storage solutions for electric grid, backup power and lead-acid replacement applications with system integration expertise focusing on high performance, efficiency, safety and reliability. NEC Energy Solution's products range from compact advanced industrial batteries to massive grid-scale energy storage systems. Its turnkey GSS (Grid Storage Solution) products have successfully operated in commercial revenue service since 2009, while its commercial and specialty batteries, provide solutions to fit the needs for telecom, IT backup, datacentre, medical, lead-acid replacement and other industrial applications. For more information, please visit

NEC GSS Document

Energy Storage for the Grid, please click here to view the Youtube video