Solar Cluster

We plan, design, and install custom solar energy setups that generate electricity for houses, buildings, and structures. We source many different high-quality solar products, components, and brands for our clients.

An Aspiration To A GREENER Tomorrow
An Aspiration To A GREENER Tomorrow

More Than Just A Story

 

Going solar is not just about saving electricity. It is also about going green and limiting your footprint on the environment.

Solar Cluster has started its own initiative, where we encourage our clients to donate a solar component to the UMkhuze Honorary Officer Group as they help keep the Mkuze Game Reserve safe and looking great.

With every client, Solar Cluster donates a solar panel on behalf of the client. Thereafter, we invite the clients to meet the Honorary Officers by visiting the Mkuze Game Reserve in KZN, to see how one can get involved and how one can continue donating towards this great cause.

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Solar Cluster was established in early 2017 by German brothers Martin and Robert Jacobs. By having established its Board of Directors, the company has gained tremendous amount of knowledge and experience.

 

With South Africa being highly suitable for renewable energy when comparing our sun intensity to Europe and other countries and combining this with solar equipment sourced from reliable manufacturers and with professional workmanship, Solar Cluster has become a valuable participant in the renewable energy industry in South Africa.

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Wanderers Stadium

More Than Just A Business

Going solar is not just about saving electricity. It is also about going green and limiting your footprint on the environment.

Solar Cluster has started its own initiative, where we encourage our clients to donate a solar component to the UMkhuze Honorary Officer Group as they help keep the Mkuze Game Reserve safe and looking great.

With every client, Solar Cluster donates a solar panel on behalf of the client. Thereafter, we invite the clients to meet the Honorary Officers by visiting the Mkuze Game Reserve in KZN, to see how one can get involved and how one can continue donating towards this great cause.

Our Story

Solar Cluster was established in early 2017 by German brothers Martin and Robert Jacobs. By having established its Board of Directors, the company has gained tremendous amount of knowledge and experience.

Going solar is not just about saving electricity. It is also about going green and limiting your footprint on the environment.

Solar Cluster has started its own initiative, where we encourage our clients to donate a solar component to the UMkhuze Honorary Officer Group as they help keep the Mkuze Game Reserve safe and looking great.

With every client, Solar Cluster donates a solar panel on behalf of the client. Thereafter, we invite the clients to meet the Honorary Officers by visiting the Mkuze Game Reserve in KZN, to see how one can get involved and how one can continue donating towards this great cause.

Reviews

Henry Lee

From the beginning of our relationship we could see that we are dealing with top professionals that understand solar and most importantly the clients needs.

You have always listened to what we have said, taken the info and made it work for you as well as for the client – you have always responded positively on any query.

The quality of workmanship is outstanding to say the least. The preparation and arranging of the solar equipment and of your tools on site before work commences is certainly impressive.

The end result is excellent I am saving a massive amount on electricity which is what we set out to achieve.

Thanks for all your good work – we wish Solar Cluster all the best in their future business endeavours and thank you once again from a HAPPY client.

Kobus Strydom

I would just like to convey our complete customer satisfaction with service we received from Solar Cluster and in particular from Martin and Robert.

From asking for a quotation to installation as well as following up after installation you guys have made sure that we as your customer are 100% satisfied. You completed a load study to make sure the system you propose will be fit for our needs. The installation was done professionally and is something that I can be proud of and actually show off to my friend and family rather than hiding the installation in a room or cupboard somewhere in the house.

You have been actively on site during the installation phase making sure everything is done 100% correctly, you do not just drop off the work force and then come and pick them up when the job is done, I really appreciated that.

You also give back to the community through your support of various nature reserves and then as an added bonus you do that in my name! Which means you do not seek to do this for the recognition for yourselves but rather to support the cause of supporting the nature reserve. That is really a great initiative.

The system you have installed at my house is working wonderfully and I could see the savings I have made from the moment the system was switched on.

We really do appreciate your professional workmanship and complete customer orientated services that you have provided, thank you so much!!

I will definitely be recommending Solar Cluster to all my friends and family.

Richard Wright

The solar system installed was correctly designed for my needs, Installed very neatly on time and without any issues. Great service all round from Quote, to install, to support. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to get solar.

Nicolien Perry

Solar Cluster is for sure the company I will recommend for solar needs. They are professional in what they do, very knowledgeable in the energy sector and awesome people to work with.

We strive to pursue new solutions, unlock potential and add value in the energy industry.

  • Renewable Energy
    • planning,
    • Procurement
    • Installation
    • infrastructure asset management,
    • network master planning,
    • demand-side management,
    • generation,
    • transmission,
    • distribution,
    • mining, industry, and commercial buildings
  • Energy Efficiency & Audits
    • Compliance with legislation and regulations
    • Goal setting, measurement, and monitoring
    • Financial modelling
    • Funding facilitation
    • Information gathering
    • Trials and testing using measurement equipment
    • Continuous improvement; and client-specific energy efficiency tools
    Grid Tied

    A system that is aimed only at saving on the monthly utility cost.

    Best suited for our commercial clients that are looking for great ROI.

    Hybrid

    A system designed to save monthly, with the addition of having battery storage to overcome load-shedding.

    Best suited for our residential clients.

    Off Grid

    Systems that enable the client to be self-sufficient and no longer have any connection to the national grid.

    Best suited for remotely located clients or new builds.

    Power in the Box

    A stand-alone product aimed at avoiding the effects of load-shedding.

    Keeps your home office running for numerous hours

    Geyser Conversions

    Instead of replacing a perfectly functioning geyser, simply get your existing geyser converted to solar with our conversion kit.

    Martin Jacobs

    Robert Jacobs

    Garreth Du Preez

    Ian Miller

    Ben Havenga

    Martin Jacobs - Executive Director

    Martin Jacobs has been active in the solar industry for numerous years. He has experience both designing, planning, and installing of solar systems. His experience ranges from Solar Farms, poultry farms, guest houses and the conventional household. Added together, the sum of all systems designed and planned by Martin is in excess of 35 megawatts. It is fair to say that Martin continues to run and manage the projects for Solar Cluster.

    Robert Jacobs - Chairman & Executive Director

    Having extensive experience in finance and accounting, Robert brings that knowledge to the team. After many years in accounting, Robert founded an investment fund aimed at generating profits on behalf of its investors on the stock exchange and other investment vehicles.

    After 10+ years’ experience in the investment field, Robert decided to bring his experience over to Solar Cluster where he continues to add to the growth and expansion of the company.

    Gareth Du Preez - Non-Executive Director
    • Master Electrician Certificate
    • Higher National Heavy Current Electrical Engineering Diploma
    • Ensures that Solar Cluster is able to provide professional workmanship according to the SANS regulations.
    • Currently the preferred contractor for the high mast lightening at:
      • Wanderers Cricket Stadium
      • SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium
      • Ellispark Rugby Stadium
    • Past Work: Eskom (last year of service: 1996) , Gosforth Park Raceway , Ermelo Municipality , Ekurhuleni Municipality , Installation of a 315 kWA mini Substation.
    Ian Miller - Non-Executive Director

    Ian specializes in general conveyancing and represents an increasing number of leading Developers.  Ian was involved in a number of large property developments and has a great interest in this field. He has also proudly represented certain financial institutions like Investec, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Absa.

    Having served on the Board of a number of Homeowners Associations and Body Corporates as Director and Trustee, such as Irene Corporate Corner HOA, Southdowns Estate HOA, Silver Lakes HOA and Sunset View Body Corporate, Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the company and is actively involved in Solar Cluster’s corporate strategy.

    Ben Havenga - Non-Executive Director

    Ben started his professional accounting and finance career with KPMG in South Africa working in assurance and advisory, performing tax compliance and consultancy to large corporate firms.

    Ben then took his adaptable skill base around the globe to Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Solomon Islands fulfilling various inline and advisory roles within financial management and accounting.

    Additionally, Ben was also Director with Deloitte in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Ben established and managed the first Deloitte office (the first of the Big 4) in the Solomon Islands. Prior to joining Deloitte Ben was an International Public Financial Management and Audit Adviser working with foreign governments and international aid donors in the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

    Solar Cluster is committed to build strong and sustainable relationships with local vendors and suppliers wanting to partner us.

     

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