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Solar energy company Soly launches in the residential market

Cape Town, August 4 - Soly, a prominent solar energy company from the Netherlands, is excited to announce the launch of its new residential solar division in South Africa. Soly has been operating in South Africa offering commercial solar solutions since 2020.

Solar plus battery as the solution to fight load shedding
Drawing on their extensive experience of installing over 30,000 solar systems worldwide, Soly is now extending its expertise in solar systems to cater to the residential sector in South Africa. With a strong commitment to sustainability and a vision to protect households against load shedding and rising Eskom tariffs, Soly aims to transform South African homes into eco-friendly powerhouses by harnessing the abundant power of the sun.

Fully digital process
Soly is dedicated to making the switch to solar energy as smooth and hassle-free as possible for homeowners. By implementing a fully digitalized customer process, homeowners can quickly and effortlessly receive an initial quote through the website’s savings calculator within a minute. This streamlined approach eliminates barriers and empowers South Africans to embrace solar energy with ease.

Incentives to embrace solar power
To encourage homeowners to join the solar revolution, Soly is offering an exciting discount of R5000 to our first 100 residential customers who make the transition to solar energy. Moreover, the company’s website features a dedicated Knowledge Base page, providing valuable information on going solar, and multiple online webinars are planned to educate homeowners about the vast benefits and possibilities of solar energy.

“Solar energy is undeniably the way forward for South Africa,” says Erika le Roux, Country Manager of Soly South Aftrica. “Our commitment to creating additional job opportunities through residential solar installations reinforces our dedication to a sustainable and resilient energy future for our nation.

About Soly
Soly was founded in 2013 by brothers Patrick and Milan van der Meulen with the mission to make solar energy available to everyone. Since its inception, the company has become one of the leaders in the European solar energy market. In 2022, Shell Ventures and pension fund ABP took a minority stake in the company. Besides South Afrcia Soly operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Soly is a certified B Corp. An international hallmark for companies striving for the highest standards of sustainability, financial transparency, and social equity.