It’s only been less than a year that Green Light City has been in operation but they have taken the solar industry in Cape Town by storm with their financial-driven approach to the solar panel market.
Headed up by Julien Van Wyk, who has a background in accounting and large-scale events, Green Light City is a brain-child that came after Julien experienced the abhorring service that solar companies were offering, receiving complaints from family and friends about the bad quality workmanship and after-sales service. His solution was to start a customer-focused solar company that would be driven with a “no comebacks” policy, what does that mean you may ask? Julien and his team aim to ensure that the job gets done right the first time.
In addition, Julien has seen the need for putting a focus on the financial aspect of solar, motivating its investment case rather than approaching it through a focus on only the environmental and national grid perspectives. This has given Green Light City the edge as it provides its customers with an investment case, which shows residential and commercial customers their return on investment, in addition to showing the savings that customers will receive on reduced electricity bills.
According to Julien, clients are able to see a return on investment of between 10 and 15% per annum over the first 12 years after installation, with most solar systems having a lifespan of up to 40 years.