New Southern Energy Shines Bright Winning Two Accolades at Solar Quarter Awards

Award-winning solar company

New Southern Energy (NSE), a prominent player in the African renewable energy industry, continues to garner recognition for its exceptional achievements and contributions. Recently, NSE had the honour of receiving two prestigious awards at the Solar Quarter Awards, held in Johannesburg.

The event, attended by solar industry professionals from around the world, celebrated excellence and innovation in the renewable energy sector. This blog post will delve into NSE’s recent award victories, highlighting the Finance Team of the Year and Corporate Communications Team of the Year categories. We will also touch upon NSE’s noteworthy accomplishments, including the construction of South Africa’s first-ever floating solar plant, solidifying its position as a leading solar energy provider across Africa.

Solar Finance Team of the Year

NSE’s Finance Team has been recognized for their exceptional work in managing financial operations, facilitating investment opportunities, and driving the company’s growth and success. With meticulous planning and strategic decision-making, the Finance Team played a vital role in securing debt funding for new solar projects, which will enabling the country to benefit from increased access to renewable energy. This accolade reflects NSE’s commitment to financial excellence, responsible business practices and expanding access to solar energy.

Corporate Communications Team of the Year

Effective communication plays a crucial role in shaping a company’s brand image and establishing strong relationships with stakeholders. NSE’s Corporate Communications Team has demonstrated exceptional skills in effectively communicating NSE’s mission, vision, and achievements to a diverse audience. Through strategic messaging, media engagement, and public relations initiatives, the team has successfully positioned NSE as a thought leader and trusted partner in the solar energy industry. This award is a testament to their dedication and proficiency in delivering impactful communication strategies.

Previous Award Achievements

NSE’s recent wins at the Solar Quarter Awards build upon a series of previous accolades. The company has been consistently recognized for its outstanding contributions to the renewable energy sector.

The company won “Company of the Year – Off Grid Systems” at the Africa Rooftop Solar Congress Awards in 2022 and was awarded for the “Solar Hybrid Installation of the Year” in the >100 and <1MWp category for the off-grid system built for Sossusvlei Lodge in the Namib Desert in Namibia.

Read more about previous awards won by New Southern Energy here.

Building South Africa’s First Floating Solar Plant

Among NSE’s notable achievements is the construction of South Africa’s pioneering floating solar plant. Located on a water reservoir, this innovative project demonstrates NSE’s ability to leverage unconventional spaces for solar energy generation. By harnessing the power of the sun on water, the floating solar plant showcases NSE’s ingenuity and commitment to pushing the boundaries of solar energy technology. This milestone demonstrates NSE’s leadership in implementing ground-breaking renewable energy solutions in Africa.


New Southern Energy’s recent triumphs at the Solar Quarter Awards highlight the company’s unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in the African solar energy industry. The Finance Team’s expertise in managing this aspect of the business and driving growth, coupled with the Corporate Communications Team’s effective messaging and stakeholder engagement, have garnered well-deserved recognition. These awards join a growing list of honours received by NSE, showcasing their dedication to delivering reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly solar energy solutions.

As NSE continues to forge ahead in revolutionizing solar energy across Africa, our commitment to excellence and ground-breaking achievements positions the business as a trusted and innovative partner for businesses and communities seeking sustainable energy solutions.