SolarTotal expands into South Africa


Johannesburg, South Africa – SolarTotal, one of Europe’s major providers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, is pleased to announce its expansion outside the European continent. The new office will be located and opened in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 1, 2011. It is the 8th subsidiary of SolarTotal.

SolarTotal Ltd will offer complete solutions for customers in both the residential and commercial Solar PV markets. Its ‘turnkey concept’ includes sales, financing, technical and after sales support and provides to the customer seamless and superior experience. Together with its other sales offices and agents, the company is delivering “Carefree Solar Power Solutions” and the highest quality photovoltaic modules.

” Roth Watson (General Manager South Africa) said: “We are delighted that SolarTotal is finally present also in South Africa. Our ‘turnkey concept’ and services are unique and exactly what homeowners and companies need in order to enjoy the benefits of solar energy in a country which is energy constrained. Our Taylor made solutions will provide our clients with not only energy savings, a cap on energy prices, reductions in CO2 footprints and added capital value but also the lifestyle aspect of hedging oneself against rolling blackouts and load shedding from the national utility Eskom.”

The solar industry is currently one of the fastest growth industries in the world. In 2009 the worldwide demand for solar energy was more than 7 GW, in 2010 over 15 GW. Global solar energy capacity may reach 980 GW by 2020 as governments worldwide seek to reduce fossil fuel consumption and cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

About SolarTotal

SolarTotal is currently active in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, and Spain and since February 1 also in South Africa. SolarTotal was created in 2006 with the mission to deliver a superior customer experience for the supply of clean, sustainable local solar energy. SolarTotal delivers a ‘turnkey concept’ to its customers including advising, planning, arranging permits and installing. The concept also includes the uniqueCarefree Warranty providing comprehensive insurance on the complete system. The company has currently 400 employees.

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