About Us

Olivia Energy Solutions started operations in 2009. The company provides solar power solutions to the agricultural, domestic and commercial markets in Southern Africa. We are a proud distributor of Canadian Solar, Frecon, Geyserwise, Grundfos, Jinko, Peimar, Schletter, Solar Edge, Solar MD, Victron, Wilo and other quality products.

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 practices. This ensures investor confidence, commitment from role-players in the industry and empowerment of the solar PV system owner.

The Team

The team at OLIVIA is led by two executive directors.



Philip Olivier

B.Com (UFS), MBA (Wits), PhD (UFS)

Philip obtained his PhD in 2015 at the University of the Free State. 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.

Eduan de Necker

Pr.Eng, B.Eng (NWU), M.EM (UFS)

Eduan is an electrical engineer with many years’ experience in solar system design and project management. He heads all grid-tied and off-grid solar projects at Olivia.

Terms and Conditions

Olivia Energy Solutions (“Olivia”) is a distributor of a variety of products. The Suppliers (producers and/or importers) of these products each have their own terms and conditions which are available upon request. If a product appears to be faulty, it is the client’s responsibility to return the product at their own cost to the business address of Olivia, who will return it to the Supplier to be dealt with as per the specified terms and conditions. Installation of all products is at the client’s own risk and must be done by a qualified person. It is the client’s responsibility to obtain approval from the utility and relevant authorities where applicable. Solar systems are designed as per information provided by the client, and its performance is subject to weather conditions and seasonal variations. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that they understand the features and limitations of the system. Unless stated otherwise, Olivia will provide one year free online monitoring of any solar power system bought from Olivia, provided that the system is registered on the relevant portal and connected to the internet.  All equipment remains the property of Olivia until paid in full.