Commercial Solar

Get instant answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

How does your solar discount work?

If you install solar within six months of getting a battery backup system from us, you’ll save by already having installed the battery backup part of your solar PV array. As long as this is commissioned before the financial year-end, you can claim the tax on this amount back.

How is my solar installation tax deductible?

Yes please read the tax advice on the residential (personal tax) and business (S12B allowable deduction) then we have two pdf for this

If you have a solar PV component, you can offset the tax on the cost of the installation – plus get the VAT back. So, for example, if you currently pay 27% company tax, this means you’re getting VAT back plus another 27% of the ex VAT cost you’ve incurred, which means huge savings. Read our tax advice for residential installations, or tax advice for business installations.

Many of our commercial clients simply need to get through loadshedding, so they start with a battery backup solution only. However, we advise that you get solar (even with a small amount of panels), as the entire portion is then tax deductible. Considering that the most expensive parts of your system are the batteries and inverter, you’ll get a tax rebate for these components even if you only have a small number of panels.

Can you upgrade my existing battery backup system to solar?

Yes, we can. Remember that while electricians can install a battery backup system, engineering expertise is needed for solar. We can help you convert to a solar system by working with your existing engineer and doing the SSEG application on your behalf.

Can you help me fix a problem with my existing solar PV system?

Yes, we can. If you’ve already got solar installed and there’s a problem with it, we can help. We’ll perform an audit so that we can suggest fixes and changes. All that we’d need would be to get your original electrician out.

How do you save my business on energy surcharges?

Most commercial power users incur a surcharge from Eskom of anything from R20k to R60k+ if they reach peak energy usage during the month – even if it’s only once. With a time-controlled battery system and solar installed, you can monitor and control your energy output so that you never reach this peak, which can save you tens of thousands of rands on your energy bill each month.