Solar energy is the power provided by the sun and it is an incredible way to help the environment while saving youthousands of rands. Solar power is harnessed through photovoltaic (PV) cells technology – panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity. For those not proficient in solar panels or the “photovoltaic effect,” when the sunshine is absorbed PV cell, the photons of light excite the electrons in the cell, causing them to flow and generate electricity. Homeowners, business owners, and agricultural experts from around the world are installing solar panel systems on their roofs to maximize the use of this clean, renewable method to generate power.

About Resurgence Technologies

Specialists in Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Premium Energy Storage and Water Purification Solutions.
Executive Management Experience Exceeding 1GW (1000 MW) of management experience with: Project Development/ Engineering/ Procurement/ Construction and Project Financing.
Jean-Roux established Resurgence Technologies (Pty) Ltd (hereafter Resurge) with his two partners, to service the residential, commercial, and agricultural industries with Solar PV and energy storage solutions. The partners understood that the rapidly changing South African energy requirements driven by cost and availability was changing fast and that energy storage systems were becoming increasingly important for energy independence. Having assessed trends, the directors understood early, that the residential industry was promoting premium energy storage solutions to overcome the load-shedding challenges faster than industry. The directors therefore focused all attention on research and development on premium energy solutions, to overcome the energy challenges and crisis facing South Africa’s energy industry.


Solar panels are an incredible technology that has allowed us to not only increase the efficiency of our power consumption, but they have also played a massive role in caring for our planet. By 2020, it is estimated that over 3.8 million homes will be powered by solar energy. But how does it work? Watch the short TED-eD video below to learn more!