Save electricity and increase your property value

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Corrosion Free
  • Frost Resistant
  • Hail Resistant

We supply throughout South Africa

High Pressure Solar Geyser suited for residential areas with municipal water supply

Low Pressure Solar Geyser suited for farms and remote areas

Solapool our Solar pool heating solution

About Us

Our Mission is to provide access to hot water for all African people who could not previously afford it.  Improving the quality of life via increased hygiene and therefore restoring dignity.

CREST Solar (Pty) Ltd was established in 2009 with the sole purpose of developing a solar water geyser for Africa at a fraction of the historical cost of conventionally manufactured solar water geysers. It has subsequently developed a 100% polymer (plastic) Solar Water geyser – a first in the world, and manufactured in South Africa.

Local solar water heater factories will create jobs and reduce carbon emissions due to the supply of solar geysers rather than electrical geysers.

Meet the Team

Jacques de Villiers

Managing Director and Founder

Jacques, holds 25 years’ local and international experience as a chartered accountant however he is by nature an entrepreneur. After growing a paint manufacturing business for six years he went on to successfully manage two manufacturing & logistics factories and retail outlets before selling these businesses.  Once again passion came knocking which drove Jacques to found Crest (focused on solar energy) in 2009.

Jacques currently oversees the day to day management of Crest Operations (Pty) Ltd. He is widely acknowledged as a specialist in the field of solar water heating using polymer technology.

Joslyn Elbring

Administrative Manager

Joslyn has been assisting with tender preparation and submissions for the last 10 years and runs the administrative function for CREST.

Derick van Staden 

Independent Sales Representative

Derick has joined CREST in 2020.  He has extensive solar water heating experience and assists Crest to expand the Sales and Marketing of its products.

John Lindsay-Smith 

Technical advisor

John has been a technical advisor to CREST for the last 10 years with an engineering degree and 40 years experience in the polymer industry.

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