Commercial Solar Systems

We are one of the leading companies for Residential and commercial Solar Systems in Cape Town, with a total installed Photovoltaic System capacity of over 1MWp. Since years we are working together with businesses all over Cape Town and the Western Cape to reduce their overhead and running costs through:

  1. Energy Efficiency
  2. Monitoring
  3. Install a commercial Solar System in Cape Town or the Western Cape to reduce the electricity bill.
  4. Financing either on-balance-sheet or off-balance-sheet. Our Financing scheme has a R0 investment and you will own the PV System after 6-10 years.

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Frame mounted commercial Solar Systems in Cape Town

Commercial Solar Systems in Cape Town

Since the City of Cape Town has released their SSEG tariff for residential and commercial clients, the Photovoltaic market has experienced an exponential growth. The principle behind this is simple: replace your municipal electricity with Solar Electricity and build a credit on the weekend with the feed-in tariff. The key components to successful commercial Solar Systems like this are:

  • Proper consulting about what you want to achieve and what it takes to reach that. Nothing is worse than getting promises that can´t be kept. 
  • Detailed measurement of your consumption. This is important for the correct sizing of the Photovoltaic System and reveals potentials for energy savings. 
  • Monitoring that is accessible by both, you and your energy consultant. You need to understand what the consultants are proposing to you!
  • Equipment: the Photovoltaic Industry has an incredible portfolio of different products. Get different options and go for the best, not the cheapest option. Always bear in mind: the company still has to exist in order to claim warranties and services!

With these principles in mind we have successfully implemented over 1000kWp of Photovoltaic Systems and a content of over 50% of Industrial size systems.

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Are all Commercial Solar Systems grid-tied?

Commercial Solar Systems in Cape Town

Most industrial PV Systems are grid-tied. The permanent connection to the grid is necessary to account for cloudy days and night-time consumption. Otherwise the business would have to shut down according to the Solar Power production.

However, your Photovoltaic System will reduce your electricity consumption and therefore your electricity bill during daytime by up to 70% on your annual average. Increasing the coverage is difficult and mostly only possible in companies with seasonal work. NERSA does not allow you to become a net-producer, which means you have to buy 1kWh more from the grid than you feed back. A proper consultation from Treetops backed by detailed measurements will ensure the best cost-benefit-ratio for your business. 



Commercial Solar Systems with Batteries

The prices for long-lasting batteries have reached the point of financial viability, when paired with a Photovoltaic System. Even though Cape Town remains very competitive with its industrial electricity prices, the municipalities supplied by Eskom are invoiced with a time-of-use tariff. The price per kWh is close to R3/kWh, which is a lot cheaper than the storing cost for Lithium Batteries (less than R2/kWh on 15 years). 

These battery storages have the distinct benefit of ensuring your electricity supply, even during load-shedding and power outages. Additionally, a correctly sized PV System and Battery will fix your price for electricity for the next 15+ years. 

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Competitive advantage through Commercial Solar Systems and Financing

An industrial PV System will fix a significant of your annual overhead costs of your business. There is no escalation of cost. This gives you an advantage to your competitors and eases your budgeting process. 

The best part about this advantage: it pays for itself. Our commercial Photovoltaic Systems have a payback period between 3 and 6 years, depending on your electricity tariff and consumption habits. We can provide you with on-balance-sheet and off-balance-sheet financing options for your PV System. After 6-10 years you will own the system, with a R0 investment in it.

Sounds too good to be true? Then phone or email us and we will show you, why we are the best choice for your commercial Solar Systems.


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