Founded in 2007 by Leon Knoll, e-LEK Engineering achieved significant success and recognition in the electricity distribution industry before expanding into the renewable energy market as e-LEK Energy. With a wealth of electrical engineering expertise, e-LEK Energy provides South Africans with Smart Energy Solutions for residential and business applications. The result? Clean, sustainable energy that cuts your electricity costs.

Our systems are installed across the country by our highly skilled engineering staff and are easily monitored to ensure optimal performance. So, whether you’re in the market for a residential, agricultural, business or industrial solution, we have the right one to meet your needs.

Meet our Team

With a wealth of engineering experience and a diverse range of expertise, our team is perfectly positioned to provide the best solution for your situation.

Leon Knoll


University of Stellenbosch: B.Eng (Electronic) University of Pretoria: B.Eng (Hons) UNISA SBL: Program in E-Commerce (PEC) – e-Strategy, e-Systems, e-Technology, e-Finance and e-Entrepreneurship.

Leon is the CEO and founder of both e-LEK Energy (2015) and e-LEK Engineering (2007), a company which has, since its inception, become a recognised and trusted distributor of and service provider for Eaton's Cooper Power Systems in South Africa. Leon has more than 28 years of practical experience in the energy sector as well as in the management side of electronic engineering. He is happily married with three children.

Brian van Rensburg


Tshwane University of Technology: Dip. Electronic Engineering NhDip Electronic Engineering MDip Electronic Engineering

Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, in technical as well as managerial positions. In addition to his tertiary qualifications, he has completed numerous technical training courses in Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain and the USA, as well as courses in financial discipline, negotiations, industrial relations, staff motivation and EQ. His hobbies include home automation, electronics, computer systems with multimedia application, and reading technical literature.

Niel van de Vyver


University of Stellenbosch: B.Comm (Hons) Business Economics Unisa : BCompt (Hons) Accounting

Niel is a successful businessman with vast experience in the financial and investment markets – he spent 17 years at Rand Merchant Bank as a dealmaker in investment banking. In 2012, he retired from merchant banking to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. Niel is a shareholder and director of e-LEK Engineering and a co-founder of e-LEK Energy. He acts as an advisor in a non-executive director position for e-LEK Energy.