Tasol is a renewable
energies company with a national franchised footprint, and warehouses
in Johanneburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Solar Academy of Sub Saharan
Africa is the sole distributor of the Tasolbrand. Tasol focuses on two main solar power categories:
Thermal systems(Solar water heating) and Photovoltaic systems.
Specialising in Solar water heating systems such as
solar geysers, retrofit geysers, heat
pumps and hybrid systems, we at Tasol supply affordable, accessible and energy
efficient solutions. We strive to encourage electrical
savings on a long term basis, to increase employment
opportunities and uplift local communities in SA, as well as
contributing to the reduction of green house gas emissions.
Tasol brings you innovative, new
technology that is SABS tested and approved. Tasol is a member of the ESKOM DSM solar water
heating programme and a registered Corporate member of SESSA.
At Tasol we believe that the
renewable energy market has the potential to leverage
electrical savings on a long term basis, to increase
employment opportunities, and consequently to assist in the
reduction of green house gas emissions.
To supply affordable and accessible solar energy
solutions to the broader South African market. The development
of newThermal and Photovoltaic products and systems,
to this end a close working relationship with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth has been formed to:
Develop renewable energy training programs
Continuous and ongoing research and development
To encourage public awareness and knowledge regarding
renewable energy and preservation of the environment.
Established in 2003 as a division of Rand Transmission Company(PTY)
Ltd. In 2007 a dedicated renewable energies company was registered as Solar
Academy of Sub Saharan Africa (PTY) Ltd.
In 2007, Tasol signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in
Port Elizabeth. We installed eleven solar water heating systems
at a post graduate village at the NMMU. These systems were independently
In 2008 an extension to the renewable energy Test
Centre was built by Tasol on the
premises of the NMMU. The centre focuses on product testing and
development as well as the establishment of training programs
within the renewable energy sector. Tasol is a trusted brand internationally with
partners in Germany (Tagex), France, Spain and the UK. Tasol has the biggest installed base of Solar water
heating systems in South Africa.
Tasol was the first to obtain SABS
approval on the Evacuated Tube technology for Solar
systems, as well as the first company that got a Retrofit solar
system tested and approved by SABS and on the ESKOM DSM solar
water heating rebate program.
Projects and Tenders awarded:
Solar Academy of Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd has to date been awarded the
Ekurhuleni Municipality contract - Low
Pressure and High Pressure systems
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – Low Pressure
City of Johannesburg – Low Pressure systems at
Cape Winelands Municipality – Low Pressure
Hesequa Municipality – High Pressure
Accredited for the CEF roll out - High
Free State RDP housing project – Low Pressure
Note: It is a Tasol
principle to train people from within the local communities to participate in
the projects where possible.
Advantages of installing the Tasol
range of solar geyser systems:
An existing geyser can be upgraded to a solar system,
using our uniquely patented Retrofit Flange (terms
& conditions apply)
Low maintenance required on our solar
High efficiency vacuum tube
The cylindrical shape of the tubes face the sun most
of the day
No water introduced in the collector
Tubes can be replaced individually
and cost effectively, without compromising
the entire collector
SABS approved solar water heating
Aesthetic value of the
Accredited supplier on the Eskom DSM Solar
Water Heating Rebate programme
Direct Freeze Resistant system- Low
maintenance (no glycol replacements)
National franchised footprint, with
main warehouses in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and
Cape Town, and several satellite warehouses throughout SA.
Large installed base in excess of
Tested efficiency, allowing you to
reduce your carbon footprint, and use less
resulting in saving you money on heating your water.