About Merchant Energy

Merchant Energy is leading the way in South Africa’s renewable energy revolution as we harness our country’s abundant sunshine and wind to create a cleaner, greener future. Together, we’ll pave the way for a lasting legacy of energy independence and environmental stewardship for generations of South Africans to come.

Merchant Energy consists of a team of highly experienced environmental and finance professionals, with a proven track record in renewable energy.


Worth of transactions executed


Renewable projects executed

50 Years

Cumulative renewable energy experience

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Including wind, solar and other renewables

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Total Deal Value

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Previously developed

In development

In the pipeline

What We Do

Our approach encompasses the entire project lifecycle, from early-stage development, through capital raising, asset management and direct equity ownership in our developed projects.

Project Management

From initial site identification to fully permitted sites, we meticulously manage every aspect of the project development lifecycle ensuring projects are de-risked throughout the permitting process.


We leverage our deep industry knowledge and network to facilitate financial fundraising for our projects. Our team skilfully navigates the capital markets to secure both debt and equity funding, enabling the successful implementation of our developed pipeline projects.

Asset Management

Our extensive experience allows us to optimize the performance and value of renewable energy projects throughout their production lifecycle.

Direct Equity Ownership

Our commitment to sustainability and renewable energy doesn’t end with project development. We maintain direct equity ownership throughout the lifecycle of our projects, reinforcing our dedication to creating lasting, positive impacts on South Africa’s energy landscape and fostering long-term partnerships with stakeholders.

Meet Our Team

Daniel Palm

Co-Founder and CEO


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Chris Botha

Co-Founder and Operations Director


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Marshall Mabin

Development Director


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André Pienaar

Commercial Manager


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Joe Botha



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+27 71 482 1315


Western Cape

1 Osborne Rd, Claremont
Cape Town, 7708


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