NuPower Solar was established in 2008 by a group of businessmen in the Western Cape. The current owner, Sampie Pienaar, invested in the company soon after it was formed. At the time was involved in the electronic bank transaction environment in a joint venture with Absa Bank. The investment in a company in the renewable energy space was consistent with the pioneering spirit which was the hallmark of the IT environment which he was coming from.
The initial focus was on the soon to be implemented SA National Standard that stipulated that 50% of a new building’s water heating had to come from an alternative source than electricity.
NuPower Solar quickly established itself as a leader in the high pressure solar water heating (SWH) industry and being a part of the Eskom DSM rebate programme for several years.
NuPower Solar developed a range of products suitable for the South African market and all products carry the SABS mark of Approval. We are currently a major supplier to new affordable and mid-income housing projects.