Business Talk – LookSee Executive Head Marc du Plessis explains why solar panels are so cheap in South Africa

 ·15 Feb 2024

In this Business Talk with Michael Avery interview, LookSee Executive Head Marc du Plessis discusses the 2023 South African solar panel boom.

Du Plessis is a business operations and revenue management veteran with over a decade of industry experience.

He previously served as Spark Media CEO from 2016 until 2018 and achieved 25% annual growth for the company.

This resulted in him winning the 2018 Top Media Sales Business Award.

Du Plessis was then appointed Group Executive: Digital Businesses at CTP-Caxton Limited in 2019.

Most recently, he joined LookSee and Standard Bank in 2021 to begin his current role.

Du Plessis prides himself on being a hands-on operating executive and boasts core expertise in digital enablement and as an entrepreneurial growth enabler.

The interview

Du Plessis begins the interview by breaking down last year’s top home solar trends in South Africa.

He explains how increased demand led to an oversupply of solar panels and, subsequently, lower prices.

Du Plessis then discusses how the government’s Energy Bounce Back Loan Guarantee Scheme has allowed LookSee to offer amazing terms on its Solar Loans – making renewable energy more affordable than ever before.

Another interview highlight was du Plessis explaining why a home solar investment will remain valuable even when load-shedding eventually ends.

Watch the full interview with Marc du Plessis below.

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