About us

The maxx | solar energy group with headquarters in Thuringia, Germany provides its customers with all services related to photovoltaics, including planning, operation, training, consulting, financing and wholesale.  In 2012, the maxx group extended its presence into South Africa by founding maxx | solar energy (Pty) Ltd. The service and product range of maxx | solar energy (Pty) Ltd. today focuses on training, consulting and development.

The basis of our activities is the operation of the maxx | solar academy, an independent training center for solar technology which was founded together with the DGS Solar School Thuringia in 2011. The maxx | solar academy is represented in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe and has trained already more than 2000 participants in Africa. But maxx | solar is more than a training provider. Out of the academy maxx developed the maxx | alumni network which connects entrepreneurs and photovoltaic competence in Southern Africa and Germany.


maxx | solar energy recently joined forces with one of the world's leading energy systems houses, the German supplier IBC Solar. Together we founded the new company IBC Solar South Africa to provide our clients with even better service.

IBC Solar SA's portfolio includes wholsesale of a wide range of quality brands like SMA, Fronius, Sungrow and SolarEdge. From their branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg the team offers excellent service, project consulting and high quality products to the whole of Southern Africa.

The maxx | solar academy – an independent training center for solar technology – was founded in 2011 together with the DGS Solar School Thuringia. The maxx I solar academy is represented by four branches in South Africa and has trained more than 2000 participants. By working together closely with out technology partner IBC Solar SA we can offer a unique mix of professional and independent training with the maximum of practical application.