OLIVIA was established in 2009 and has since been active in the solar market in Southern Africa. The company has three focus areas of business:
- Solar training
- Solar pumps
- Grid-tied solar systems
The company is a proud distributor of Aquatec, Canadian Solar, Delta, Frecon, Geyserwise, Grundfos, Jinko, Schletter, Solar Edge, Solar Frontier, Solar Ray, Steca, Tesla Energy, Wilo and other quality products. Our products are sourced locally and internationally.
OLIVIA is an approved PV GreenCard installer. The PV GreenCard is an initiative by the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) to promote safe and high-quality PV installations. The PV Green Card complies with relevant standards and safety guidelines which are in line with international best practice. This ensures investor confidence, commitment from role-players in the industry and empowerment of the solar PV system owner.
Dr Philip Olivier (CEO) obtained his PhD in 2015 at the University of the Free State (UFS). The financial decision-making model which he developed in his thesis, A financial model to evaluate solar power in Free State dairy farms, is a significant contribution to energy management in the dairy industry. He has written several articles on the financial viability of solar power.