Resergent Energy

sustainable energy solutions for the logistics industry

Our Solar Journey

Resurgent Energy Solar Logistics was established in 2017, when Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd embarked on a search for a sustainable solution to their refrigerated and non-refrigerated logistics trailers which required an independent power source (from the diesel-powered truck).

In response, Resurgent Energy developed customized solar and battery storage systems for their FMCG transport trailers.

These systems power all trailer functions previously powered by diesel – such as Tail lift, Nitrogen Refrigeration, Security and Tracking – saving our client millions of Rands in diesel costs each year.

To date, over 600 trailers have been fitted with our Solar Logistics Systems, across Southern Africa.

Keen to find out how we can reduce your expenses to help your bottom line, then visit or call us on +2767 267 6407

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Solar on the move

Transport Logistics

Solar and battery storage packages custom designed by Resurgent Energy, for use on Refrigerated and Dry Consumables Transport trailers that require an independent power source from the truck.

These systems are designed to power any combination of:

  • Trailer tail lifts, Cantilever/Tuck-Away Tail lifts and Electric Pallet Jacks – drastically reducing vehicle Diesel consumption during loading and off-loading
  • A Liquid Nitrogen refrigeration system
  • Security systems comprising of multiple cameras
  • Tracking and remote locking,
  • Interfaces with fleet tracking systems for complete solar data and preventative maintenance.
    • The systems are maintained nationally by Resurgent Energy and its subsidiaries, using centrally managed digital inspection, job carding and tracking systems together with solar data integrated into Fleet Management portals for pre-emptive maintenance.

      All systems are locally manufactured, with custom built Lithium Batteries manufactured in-house in accordance with customer specifications.

      EXAMPLE – DCSolar System:

      Specifically designed for a well known National Food Retailer, in collaboration with a Fleet Management Specialist. The solar system is designed to non-invasively fit most Trailer manufacturer chassis, and power Fleet Management Hardware and Cantilever Tail lift.

      The system is fully Installed and Maintained Nationally by Resurgent Energy and its Subsidiaries.

      There are currently +500 Solar fitted Trailers in operation nationwide with Shoprite Checkers and Coca-Cola.

      2kWh Lithium Battery (Built In-house) 5 Year Warranty, 10 Year Service Life
      1 kW Tier 1 Solar Panels 10-year performance
      MPPT Controller 5 Years
      Mounting structure 10 Years
      Deflector Plates Workmanship
      Chassis Mounted Enclosure 1 Year
      Cabling (Certified Solar) 1 Year
      DC-DC Auxiliary Charger 5 Years
      Powers Tail lift & Telemetry

Solar Solutions for your home

Benefits of going solar

# Reduce your electricity bill and start saving from day 1

# increase the value of your property

# clean renewable energy

Our recent Residential installation:

27,5 KWP Residential solar system

3 10KVA Inverters ( 3 phase system)

2 12.5KW AC coupled Fronius inverters with 2 MPPTS

40 KWH Lithium Energy storage

Contact us today for a customized solar solution package

Solar Solution System Facts

Shoprite Holdings and Coca-Cola Beverages Southern Africa have taken a green initiative

to install #Resurgent Energy Solar installations to their fleet.

Create a cleaner future with solar today, contact us and we will explain

the long term benefits.

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Solar Tax Incentives in South Africa

Solar Power has developed a lot in the past decade

Ten years ago, solar had a small market and little public involvement (not to mention little government involvement). But in 2020, there’s estimated to be more than 115 gigawatts (GW) of solar power installed globally (more than all other generation technologies put together).

With the interest in this renewable energy building, many people are wondering what steps they need to take qualify for the tax incentives which they could benefit from by installing a solar system. We’ve got the answers.

What Are The South African Tax Incentives For Solar Power?
Good news! There are a few tax incentives or policies that deal directly with renewable energy (and some that especially mention solar energy).

The South African government, energy regulator and Eskom have previously had several jabs aimed at them for not encouraging solar use and storage. But a recent amendment to the Income Tax Act introduces some fantastic incentives for solar power installers. The new policy allows for depreciation in the year of commissioning of the full cost of a grid-tied solar system.

In short, you can claim back the total cost (100%) of your solar installation.

The tax policy that deals with these incentives is set out in s12B(h) of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962. This policy allows taxpayers to deduct the costs of a solar installation from their taxable income. Of course, as always, not everything does count as a deductible expense.
The costs that you are able to deduct for are:

  • installation planning costs;
  • panels delivery costs;
  • installation costs; and
  • installation safety officer costs.

Tax Requirements
Furthermore, for taxpayers to qualify for this incentive, they must meet three strict requirements:

  1. That the plant, machinery, implement, utensil or article is owned by the relevant taxpayer claiming the deduction (or purchased by it under an instalment credit agreement);
  2. That such plant and machinery is brought into use for the first time by that taxpayer; and
  3. That such plant and machinery is utilised by the taxpayer in the course of its trade in the generation of electricity from specific renewable energy resources.

If meeting these requirements, the government has stated that “a taxpayer is allowed a deduction of the costs to the taxpayer of the asset producing the electricity […] Where the photovoltaic solar energy system produces less than one megawatt of power, then the taxpayer is allowed a 100% deduction in the first year of use.”

SARS allow 100% of the cost of solar as a tax deduction incurred in the production of taxable income. In other words, only a business generating taxable income can deduct the cost against this income. Also remember that if your business is VAT registered, you can also claim the VAT back. Residential homeowners unfortunately cannot take advantage of these benefits, unless running a business from home. With this in mind, if you can save money and make money, going solar has never made more sense.