Herbert Nderezina is a young Zimbabwean based in the Republic of South Africa. He is determined to solve the energy crisis in Africa through renewable energy innovations. Herbert’s passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production.
Herbert, who was part of the very first season of Dragon’s Den South Africa in 2014, this is a television show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas/innovations in return for an equity cash investment. He pitched his very first invention which was dubbed the HEWGG. This was a specialized solar powered water tank that generates electricity via water pumps.
Herbert then continued his journey by being part of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015 where he underwent robust entrepreneurship training and received funding to finance his next innovation, the SolarTRACK.
He is the Executive Director and founder of Nderezina Pty Ltd, a company registered in South Africa and is currently incubated at the innovation Hub Management company. Nderezina Pty Ltd offers Solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers through power purchase agreements, solar leases and direct system purchases.
Herbert is currently prototyping and testing his company’s innovation, the solarTRACK, a single axis solar tracking system for commercial buildings with limited rooftop space.
It’s a pleasure to have Herbert share his experiences and lessons with us on our podcast.