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SolarSaver provides customised rent-to-own rooftop solar photovoltaic solutions, with no capital investment requirement. We’re sharing news, images and video as we help businesses all around South Africa and Namibia to go green and save costs.
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Q&A with Stefan Kleemann from SolarSaver

With Namibia’s abundant sunshine there is huge potential to provide farms, lodges and other businesses with solar power, even in the most remote locations, significantly enhancing the sustainability of farming and tourism operations in these areas and reducing Namibia’s reliance on faltering power producers. SolarSaver manages over 170 installations in Namibia and South Africa – offering both grid-tied and off-grid systems. Considerable investment backing allows the company to offer a unique rent-to-own model, with clients paying only against the performance of the system. With farmers facing major challenges, this at least offers a capex-free, hassle-free way to harness greener, less expensive solar power. Stefan Kleeman of SolarSaver Namibia talks through the essentials.

 

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The proof is in the pudding – or in this case the sauce! Many would doubt that a food manufacturer producing over 1 000 bottles of tomato sauce and mayonnaise daily could go off-grid and pay less for power.  Caterserve in Windhoek, Namibia, proves otherwise. SolarSaver, a provider of customised rooftop solar photovoltaic solutions in Namibia and South Africa, has installed a 200 kW battery-solar off-grid system, taking the manufacturer completely off-grid. Caterserve now runs 100% off solar power 24 hours a day and has been able to increase its production capacity.

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The SolarSaver group offers clients a unique solar rental solution that does not require them to put up any capital or financial guarantees. SolarSaver’s uniqe rent-to-own contract allows businesses to save on their monthly electricity bills through using roof and parking spaces to generate renewable solar power without any capital outlay, or the requirement to invest in the expertise to build and operate a solar installation. The concept has proven extremely popular and SolarSaver now runs the largest fleet of self-financed roof-top solar installations in Southern Africa.

Much of SolarSaver’s initial growth was in Namibia, but the group is now increasingly focused on the South African market, thanks in large part to substantial investment backing from the Pembani-Remgro Infrastructure Fund (PRIF), a US$435m private equity fund established by Phuthuma Nhleko and Johann Rupert that focuses on infrastructure and energy-related investments in Africa.

SolarSaver has completed over 100 projects in South Africa and Namibia. Installations include systems for shopping centres, service stations, hotels, hospitals and factories. Sedgeley Energy is the technical service provider to Solar Saver and is responsible for the installation, administration and maintenance of the rental portfolio.

Tim Frankish
Managing Director
SolarSaver


Tim was one of the founders of SolarSaver and is ultimately responsible for developing and implementing the unique financing structure and service offering of the SolarSaver group. Tim obtained a Master’s degree in quantitative finance from the University of Cape Town before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Johannesburg. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment management, having worked at Bravura Capital, a boutique international corporate advisory and investment house for 10 years.  
   
   
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