Solar energy company, accelerating progress

Unlocking Africa’s potential through access to solar power

The energy challenges on the African continent have to potential to shape our future. They are currently inhibiting progress in some countries but can be solved. Our mission as New Southern Energy is to play a leading role in enhancing access to solar power, and in doing so, helping the continent to unlock its full potential. Renewable energy is key to economic growth and enhancing quality of life.

Having started as a local solar energy company in 2010, we are now one of the most trusted solar renewable energy solution providers to the commercial and industrial sector in both Southern and East Africa. In fact, NSE is now a fully vertically integrated Independent Power Producer (IPP). Our services include the full value chain from solar finance to development, solar EPC and operations and maintenance.

Now operating across Africa and having built some of the most successful solar power plants on the continent, we have offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi. View our solar energy systems completed here.

What to look for in a solar energy company

Reputation and Experience: Always start by researching the reputation and experience of the solar energy company. Look for companies with a proven track record and substantial experience in the solar industry. A reputable company is more likely to deliver quality products and services, ensuring a seamless transition to solar energy for your home or business. Check the expertise in the team that will be working on your solar system, to ensure that genuine qualifications and solid experience are being brough to the fore.

Quality of Products and Technology: The quality of solar panels and all related equipment is paramount for the efficiency and long-term success of your solar energy system. Look for companies that offer high-quality solar panels with advanced technology. Cutting-edge technology not only enhances energy production but also ensures reliability and longevity of the system.

Certifications and Accreditations: Verify the certifications and accreditations of the solar energy company, and the team members involved. Industry certifications signify expertise and adherence to industry standards. Accredited companies are more likely to deliver superior services and comply with regulatory requirements.

Customized Solutions: Every business has unique energy needs, architectural considerations and ESG circumstances. Choose a solar energy company that places high value on the development phase, and that careful consideration is integrated into the planning of every aspect of your system. A company that conducts a thorough assessment of your property and provides personalized recommendations ensures optimal energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Warranty and operations and maintenance: A reliable warranty and comprehensive operations and maintenance services are crucial factors to consider when selecting a solar energy company. Ensure that the company is able to offers robust warranties on their systems and workmanship to safeguard your investment. Additionally, an efficient operations and maintenance team will help provide peace of mind and timely resolution of any issues that may arise. The system should also have an online monitoring system, through which performance can be tracked, and any glitches corrected swiftly. You should also be able to access this system.

Solar funding: Evaluate the solar funding options and services provided by the solar energy company. Look for companies that offer flexible financing solutions such as power purchase agreements (PPAs) to make solar energy more accessible and affordable. Furthermore, inquire about available government incentives, and rebates, that are available at the time, that can further offset the cost of your system. One of the benefits of solar energy is that it offers predictable financial models, and the importance of this aspect can-not be over-estimated. NSE is listed with most major banks, should you choose to seek private finance for your solar plant.

Client Reviews and Testimonials: Take the time to read client reviews and testimonials to gauge the satisfaction level of past clients. Positive reviews and testimonials indicate a company’s commitment to attention to detail, quality management, customer satisfaction and service excellence.

Solar system portfolio: Choose a solar energy company that has a proven track record and a noteworthy portfolio of successful solar systems commissioned. Aligning with an energy provider that has developed a number of solar plants across various sectors of industry will ensure that valuable learnings and well-earned expertise will be brought to your system. NSE has built systems for the manufacturing, farming, hospitality, retail, medical and other industries.

Solar power is the key to a more sustainable future. By choosing solar power, you can contribute to establishing a cleaner environment and reducing your carbon footprint. Contact us today to discuss how solar power can shape the future of your business, and help you to achieve your goals.

Remember, investing in solar energy is not just about saving money—it’s about investing in a brighter, sustainable future for generations to come.