Solar energy

Our solar energy solutions make it easy for your business to take control of your energy use, save money on electricity bills and achieve your sustainability goals.

FINANCE SOLUTIONS

PPA

A CAPEX free agreement where your business receives all the benefits of owning a solar system without the expense or hassle of operating and maintaining one.

CASH SOLUTION

Cash purchase

If you have the cash, you can buy an entire solar energy system in a single payment. You will have complete ownership of and responsibility for the solar energy system.

Roof rental

A favoured choice for the owners of commercial shopping centres and strip malls, as a long-term roof rental agreement monetises their previously unused roof space.

FINANCE SOLUTIONS

Power purchase agreement (PPA)

A PPA is simply an agreement that is signed between the business owner and the solar services provider and works on the basis of a rental, where the business owner only pays for the energy used at a tariff that is up to 50% cheaper than Eskom.

This tariff increases annually at a fixed escalation allowing businesses to accurately predict future energy costs. With over 100 PPAs across local and multinational businesses, SolarAfrica conducts a full technical review to determine each client’s consumption trends, which ensures that the solar systems provided are customised to provide the best possible cost savings for each client.

SolarAfrica offers PPAs with multiple terms, including 10, 12, 15, 20 year periods. SolarAfrica maintains ownership of the solar system until the end of the agreement, with the option of purchasing the system at several increments throughout this period.

Various exit options are available should business owners wish to sell their building, the agreement can be ceded to the new owner or the solar system can be transferred to the new premises.

This tariff increases annually at a fixed escalation allowing businesses to accurately predict future energy costs. With over 100 PPAs across local and multinational businesses, SolarAfrica conducts a full technical review to determine each client’s consumption trends, which ensures that the solar systems provided are customised to provide the best possible cost savings for each client.

Fixed roof rental

This risk-free approach to solar allows commercial shopping centres and strip malls to lease your unused roof space to earn a monthly income and benefit from solar savings from day one.

SolarAfrica pays a fixed monthly payment to the property owner for the use of the building’s roof space, which also produces solar energy for the property.

The property owner pays SolarAfrica for the energy used based on Nersa or municipal rates, while all other costs, such as system maintenance, operations and insurance, remain with the services provider.

FINANCED SOLUTIONS

Benefits

No capex investment

Requires zero capital investment

Reduced electricity bills

Save up to 50% on monthly electricity costs

Achieve sustainability goals

Reduce your carbon emissions and reach your green energy targets

Maintenance, Asset Management & Reporting

Get access to performance monitoring and reporting systems whilst your system is constantly maintained to ensure the customer highest savings

Performance monitoring

All systems are monitored 24/7 to ensure optimum customer savings

Renewable energy

Become more environmentally conscious

CASH SOLUTIONS

Cash purchase

If you have the cash, you can buy an entire solar energy system in a single payment.

A solar energy system is an asset that can last for decades, so buying one in cash will go on your balance sheet. It’s a straightforward transaction where you will have complete ownership of and responsibility for the solar energy system.

The main advantage of buying cash is that you will have purchased your future energy needs today, so you won’t have to worry about inflation. The major downside of a cash purchase is that the customer and service provider often overlook the maintenance costs over the solar system’s lifetime. So you may find yourself stranded when the system needs repairs, replacement, or checkups, which can become prohibitively expensive in the long run.

Benefits of a cash purchase

Capex investment

Own the system from day one

Greater ROI

Pay off the system quicker and benefit from free electricity for the remaining life of the system

Achieve sustainability goals

Reduce your carbon emissions and reach your green energy targets

Tax incentives

Spread the cost of your asset over 3 years or claim 100% of the Capex costs in the first year of using your system

Contracts

Avoid long-term agreements if your business only has a limited contracting period or resource expectancy

Warranty

We provide product & workmanship warranties for the first 12 months

Maintenance options are available: Enquire about our maintenance options which includes the buyback of your system should you wish to convert to PPA.

OUR PROCESS

How does it work?

Form

Complete the contact form on our website and look out for our email with the next steps.

Bills

We require monthly electricity bills, the physical address and how many days your business operates to confirm your tariff and consumption size.

Proposal

This data is analysed by our engineering team to generate a solar energy proposal with a solar tariff and customer savings.

Site visit

Once the proposal is accepted, we’ll conduct a technical review of your property to complete the final design and working operations of the system.

Installation

Upon final signature, the solar system will then be installed at your premises. Our team only utilises Tier 1 solar equipment.

Save

Congratulations on going green! The best part is you start saving from day one and only pay for the power you use.

 

Form

Complete the contact form on our website and look out for our email with the next steps.

 

Bills

We require monthly electricity bills, the physical address and how many days your business operates to confirm your tariff and consumption size.

 

Proposal

This data is analysed by our engineering team to generate a solar energy proposal with a solar tariff and customer savings.

 

Site visit

Once the proposal is accepted, we’ll conduct a technical review of your property to complete the final design and working operations of the system.

 

Installation

Upon final signature, the solar system will then be installed at your premises. Our team only utilises Tier 1 solar equipment.

 

Save

Congratulations on going green! The best part is you start saving from day one and only pay for the power you use.

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