SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

SolarAfrica – A video by SIFEM about a South African success story in the field of rooftop solar systems

With the help of an investment from SIFEM, the South African solar photovoltaic company SolarAfrica has successfully expanded a business model which provides a financing solution for rooftop solar systems of less than 1 MW to its clients.


Established in 2011, SolarAfrica aims to offer its clients a simple solution, allowing them to save up to 40% off their grid tariff, while reducing the country’s reliance on polluting coal power. Since 2011, SolarAfrica has installed more than 55,000 solar panels, preventing almost 23,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Watch the video about this SIFEM investment:

SolarAfrica