About Solareff

Leading specialists in Solar
Photovoltaic (PV) solutions

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Our Expertise & Track Record

Established in May 2010 by Jaco Botha and DeVilliers Botha, Solareff (Pty) Ltd has become renowned as one of the leading specialists in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) solutions in South Africa, with the proven ability to deliver optimised PV solutions to effectively meet our client’s consumption requirements. 

Through our team of highly qualified engineers and project managers, we have successfully completed over 560 installations, and have over 200MWp of commissioned and current projects across Southern Africa.

Our projects have included record-breaking installations such as the 6.8MWp solar PV rooftop solution at Boardwalk Inkwazi in Richard’s Bay which is currently the largest rooftop installation in the country; and the 2.9MWp Clearwater Mall Embedded Generation project, which was South Africa’s first commercial rooftop solar PV installation to break the 1MWp barrier for own consumption. 

Shareholdings Announcement

Johannesburg, 3 August 2023: STANLIB Asset Management, a leading South African investor in sustainable infrastructure, has announced the acquisition of a controlling equity interest in Solareff, through its STANLIB Infrastructure Fund II.

Parallel to the acquisition of Solareff, STANLIB has also established Solareff Green which offers capex-free energy solutions to C&I customers via power purchase agreements (“PPA”). STANLIB has committed substantial capital to fast track the build-out of capex free energy solutions for the C&I market through Solareff. Read the official press release: https://bit.ly/STANLIB-Solareff

 “We are all excited about Solareff’s new PPA offering to the market. STANLIB’s commitment to provide funding for capex-free power solutions and vast experience in managing infrastructure investments played a critical role in our choice of strategic partner. This investment is the beginning of our next chapter as Solareff continues to play a critical role in South Africa’s energy transition” says Jaco Botha, CEO and co-founder of Solareff.


Compliance with all legislative requirements is ensured through continued engagement with local authorities, regulatory bodies and active involvement in industry bodies including The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association SAPVIA.

Solareff CEO, Jaco Botha, was an industry advisor to the Eskom Renewable Energy Grid Code Committee, and Solareff COO, DeVilliers Botha, serves on the SAPVIA Grid Access Subcommittee and on the SANS 10142-3 workgroup. Recognised as an industry thought leader, DeVilliers regularly serves as a specialist speaker and panel member at various internationally attended Renewable Energy Conferences.

Solareff is a proud member of the Green Building Council SA, and we support them in their mission to encourage the South African property industry to develop buildings that are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way.

Solareff recently became members of the South African Property Owners Association SAPOA – the representative body and official voice of the commercial and industrial property sector in South Africa.

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