The solar system business is one of the most lucrative businesses, especially in developing countries like Africa and Asia where power shortages are a constant issue

Not only developing countries can benefit from this, but even developed countries can benefit from the solar system.

Countries that have abundant sunlight can benefit from it as the solar system’s source of energy is mainly the sunlight and once it is installed, you do not need anything except maintenance from time to time.

There is a good opportunity for African countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Cameron, Chad, Togo, etc. to grab this good opportunity to provide constant electricity power to their people.

Solar systems can be installed either for private or public uses, and small-scale businesses that need electricity power supply for their daily use can benefit a lot from it as it is constant when there is sunlight.

What is solar Energy?

Before I go through the process of how you can start a solar system business, let me explain what solar energy is.

Solar energy is the electricity that is obtained from the sun’s rays using various solar panels, inverters, and batteries.

Solar energy does not release radicals therefore it is safe and therefore it is the cleanest form of energy you can get.

How much can it Cost to Start a Solar Energy Company?

Starting a solar energy company is not that expensive, and you can start it for as little as 12, 000–24, 000 Rand.

How to Start the Solar Energy Business

Learn How to Install the Solar Energy System

To start a business, you must learn about it or you already know about it. You need to learn how to construct inverters, connect the batteries, and assemble the solar system if want to establish your own solar energy company.

You can also decide to learn how to install only the solar energy system by buying the already-built solar energy system and selling and installing it for your client. All these are parts of the solar energy business.

To establish your solar energy company, you need to obtain a certificate that will enable you to operate and use it to register the company name.

You can contact any solar company that is close to you and enquire how it costs for one to learn and within a few months, you can learn it and start operating your own business.

You can look for an already existing company and start with it before you have the capital you need to open your own.

Write a Good Business Plan 

To succeed in any business of your choice, you must always plan and calculate your business. Do not go into a business blindly because the outcome is usually disastrous. As the saying goes if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Planning helps you to know how to start your business, how much money you need to start with, your target customers, number of staff you will need to start with as you cannot work only yourself.

The business plan also helps you to make a plan for what you want to achieve or where you want to see your business in the future. It will also help you to avoid unnecessary expenses or hiding costs if you do your calculations well.

It will also save you a lot of time that could wasted as a result of lack of planning and also increase your output and productivity.

Look For the Capital You Need To Start the Business

After have written your business plan, the next step is to look for capital that you will use to start the business as you already know how much you need to start the business, and that covers every aspect of the business.

This includes buying equipment, tools, transportation costs, registration of the company, building or renting an office, etc.

You can use your savings to start or source from family and friends but do not borrow or collect loans to start a business, especially for a start you can do that when the business starts to grow.

Register the Solar Company with the Right Authority

Last but not least is the registration of your company with the right authority in the country in which you want to establish your business in this case South Africa to make it a legal and independent business.

You will need the company name and logo, the address of the company, services that will be provided. Now your new business is ready to start.

You can visit public and private organizations to advertise your company and tell them the advantages that solar energy systems have over the electricity power supply.

you may not have power  a failure when you need light or the use of a generators which consume a lot of petrol and costs a lot to maintain the electricity supply.

You can also advertise your company using various media. You can use various social media such as televisions, radio stations, newspaper,s etc.

You can also use various social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. They contain ads that are easy to run.


Solar energy is easy to run and maintain as it is a renewable such of energy. Once it is installed, you can enjoy it for a long time. All you need is maintenance

It also provides a constant power supply that will help small-scale businesses and houses to enjoy electricity when they need it unlike the electricity supply by the government that is it can fail at any time.




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