CREST Solar (Pty) Ltd was established in 2009 with the sole purpose of developing a solar water heater for Africa at a fraction of the historical cost of conventionally manufactured solar water heaters. It has subsequently developed a 100% polymer (plastic) Solar Water Heater – a first in the world, and manufactured in South Africa.
CREST manufactures its products using high tech injection blow moulding processes to manufacture components to build a polyethylene leak-free, corrosion-resistant solar water heater as opposed to the welding up of stainless steel tanks which the majority of competitors still use. CREST has established itself as a major player in the SWH environment after successfully delivering 6500 SABS approved, corrosion-free, hail and frost resistant Solar Water Heaters by the set deadlines to the Department of Energy (DOE) during 2017/2018. CREST is currently registered on the DOE's database as a preferred Solar Water Heater supplier.
- CREST is looking to set up a plant in every province in South Africa.
- Set up plants in Accra, Harare and Addis-Ababa under license.
- Licensed plants in every African country
Our mission is to provide access to hot water for all African people who could not previously afford it.
Therefore improving the quality of life for the poor by increasing hygiene in communities via access to hot water and therefore restoring dignity.
Local solar water heater factories will create jobs and reduce carbon emissions due to the supply of solar geysers rather than electrical geysers.