Who we are

Equator Energy is a joint venture of two companies, Maris and Nvision, which combined have over a decade of experience operating in Africa.

Nvision a German owned and managed developer, installer and operator of solar power plants. Founded in 2007, they launched as a developer and EPC provider in Bulgaria, where they own and operate the country's largest commercial-scale roof-mounted solar plant. Having developed, permitted and sold 6MW of grid-tied solar plants globally, in 2014 they launched in Kenya, where they have realized projects in five countries so far. With over ten years experience in the solar EPC and development space, they provide the technical, engineering, and installation capabilities to Equator Energy.

Maris is a diversified investment holding company that operates in nine African markets, through 17 holdings, spread across 4 divisions. Its customers include numerous multinationals and it represents global brands including JCB, Parker and Kaiser. The group continues to expand its portfolio under the guidance of both its highly experienced board and executive management team, and will provide the initial financing, pipeline projects, and operational support to Equator Energy.

Equator Energy believes in simple solutions and clear, straightforward business. Our contracts follow transparent industry standards. Our technology is tried and tested. Our value proposition to you is simple and solid.

Our business is guided by a few simple but powerful concepts. Have a look at them below.


Energy that pays
Our solar energy solutions pay for themselves. They deliver energy that is cheaper than the energy you buy from the grid or get from your on-site generator. We guarantee this. When we sell you a solar plant, we make sure the investment pays for itself.


Energy that works
Our solar energy solutions are tested, reliable and secure. When we sell you energy under an SLA, there is no investment and no risk for you. We undertake all investments, installation, maintenance and servicing work. When we sell you a solar plant, it comes with comprehensive warranties and free lifetime monitoring by us.


Energy that fits
We design our solar plant to suit your needs. We offer solutions from simple on-grid systems, through battery-powered partial back-up systems to fully autonomous "island" systems. Our plants' peak-power output and total energy production are carefully matched to your needs and integrated on-site.


Our promise to you
We help you reduce your energy expenses through clean, on-site solar production. We guarantee that our solar solutions will pay for themselves.