BrightBlack Energy is a South African company that designs, builds, finances, operates and manages renewable energy solutions to commercial clients.



Established in 2003 our initial entry point into the market was by optimising energy efficiency in commercial properties. A great deal of value was delivered to our clients who continue to save millions of Rands and over 5 million square meters of office space has been made efficient.

In 2013 we entered the Solar PV space and to date have installed over 6MW of rooftop PV including 2MW of financed solutions.

BrightBlack is a Level II B-BBEE contributor with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.


Niel Coetzer (CEO)

Niel is a Professional Electrical Engineer (Pr Eng). With 17 years of building services and solar energy experience, Niel has garnered vast knowledge in the fields of energy consumption, building optimisation and tuning, working locally as Technical Director at NWE Consulting Engineers and in the UK as Project Manager for Imtech Meica.

Richard Newton (CFO)

Richard is a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) and previously worked locally at Deloitte and Mxit, and spent 8 years working in the UK PPP/PFI industry for Balfour Beatty where he gained extensive knowledge of the project financing and returns involved in long-term infrastructure projects


Solar is a long-term investment and you there for need to partner with a company that will be around for the long term.

  • In energy since 2003
  • One of the largest rooftop solar companies in South Africa with over 6MW installed
  • Strong shareholder and financial backing
  • Level II B-BBEE contributor
  • Well qualified and experienced team with the knowledge and ability to deliver
  • Well established finance and supplier partnerships
  • Alternative innovative solutions for financing