About Solar Juice

Solar Juice would love to help you make the most of the sun’s amazing energy. Solar Juice installs solar power/energy, solar water heating, heat pumps (for geysers & pools) and solar swimming pool heating systems as well as solar swimming pool pumps in the Western Cape (free quotation).  Solar Juice has been operational since 2008 and we are confident and proud that we, together with our clients, make a positive difference.


Our mission is to deliver a service that benefits the client as well as the environment. For the client, it means a capital investment as well as using less electricity and lowering the owner and family’s carbon footprint. For the environment, it means less pressure on the utilisation of coal for electricity generation.

Service area = Western Cape

(Helderberg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Overberg, …) kindly ask if unsure.

Type of service:

  1. Installation of Solar Power (Photovoltaic/PV)
  2. Installation of Solar geyser/panels 
    • High-Pressure geyser systems (with geyser either on the roof or inside the roof)
    • Retrofit for 150 L and 200 L geysers
    • Low-pressure geyser systems (for farmworker houses and low cost houses).
      Kindly invite us for a free on-site consultation/quotation for your house (whether you rent or own); farm houses and workers’ houses; factories, etc.  Private owners, architects, construction companies and building project managers are most welcome.
  3. Installation of heat pumps
  4. Installation of swimming pool heating
  5.  Installation of solar (photovoltaic) swimming pool pumps.

The good news is: We don’t have to use less energy, we just have to burn less coal.

 Quality of products and service:

Solar Juice makes use of good quality products and well-trained staff.  

The owner:

Leon Needham is the founder and owner of Solar Juice. He is passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives as well as the environment. Therefore it is important to him to provide the service to switch from coal-based energy to solar energy as well as providing people who never had a geyser filled with hot water before, with a chance to install a solar geyser (low pressure) system.

Leon acquired a Masters’ degree in Economic Geography (at Stellenbosch University).  He is also a qualified plumber / solar geyser installer / Heat pump installer registered at PIRB and up-to-date with his annual required points.  He is also registered at the Department of Labour as an electrical contractor.

Our service:

Most of our work comes from references of satisfied customers (by word of mouth).  It is therefore of utmost importance for us to deliver the best service possible.  We always test our system(s) before leaving the premises and you will find that we leave our work area as spotless as we found it. You are most welcome to ask us for references for work done.

Social/environmental responsibility:

One of our biggest part time projects is to coordinate recycling in our home (rural) area among many residences and farms. We don’t earn an income from this, but we know we make a positive difference. Our self chosen role is to visit all the farms and residences in our area, tell them about recycling and hand out bags with follow-up emails and calls to keep the recycling motivation high. The collection of these bags is a free service delivered by the Stellenbosch municipality. Most of the recycle bags go to *Huis Horison/Horizon House. (Horizon House is a residential and protected-employment centre in Stellenbosch specialising in the holistic care of people with a primary intellectual disability). The residents sort the recycle material and sell it to earn an income for Horizon House. They are very proud of their work and contribution. With the sorting of recycle material they also managed to create jobs for various residents from Kayamandi (with disabilities).