Versofy vs. GoSolr: A Solar Subscription Service Comparison in South Africa

The growing demand for environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy solutions has fueled the expansion of solar subscription services in South Africa. Versofy and GoSolr, two notable suppliers in this market, offer customized solar rental services adapted to the energy demands of residential households. This article provides a comparison of both services.

Versofy vs. GoSolr A Solar Comparison in South Africa

Solar Subscription from GoSolr

GoSolr has been a market leader in South Africa in providing solar solutions to middle-income households and beyond, with no upfront cash required. Their subscription strategy, which starts at R1740 per month, provides users with affordability and accountability . Within three years, the company hopes to deploy 500 megawatts of solar PV, which will have a substantial influence on minimizing load shedding woes.

GoSolr currently operates in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, the Garden Route, and other areas, with ambitions to grow further. The company has adopted an aggressive pricing plan, which is justified by the cost advantage gained through their supply chain scale and the elimination of middlemen.

GoSolr offer a simple and easy 7 step process to accessing their solar subscription services. When searching for reviews of GoSolr you may find some negative reviews. GoSolr representatives have explained that this was due to an inability to meet demand during high load shedding periods where they struggled to get back to enquiries in a timely fashion due to some many enquiries being received. Successful customers of GoSolr are extremely happy with their service and product.

Andrew Middleton, CEO of GoSolr, believes that the residential and commercial solar sectors will help to solve the problem of load shedding within the next few years, while he concedes that load shedding will likely continue for some time.

Versofy vs. GoSolr A Solar Comparison in South Africa

Subscription for Versofy Solar

Versofy provides a comprehensive solar subscription service with the purpose of enabling everyone to generate their own clean, renewable energy. Versofy wants to convert households to solar power with rates starting at R1999 per month, having already installed over 35,000 panels and produced over 25 million kWh annually.

Versofy’s solar subscription includes a rent-to-own strategy, which allows consumers to progressively purchase their solar system while still reaping the benefits of solar energy. Installation, monitoring, and support are all included, as well as an easy-to-use software for remote reporting and monitoring. Versofy also suggests upgrades and deals at any subscription level, allowing clients to continually enhance their systems.

Like GoSolr, Versofy offers a simple six-step process that begins with an online qualifying form and ends with the optimisation and management of the deployed system. Versofy provides a variety of packages and product alternatives to meet the demands of diverse customers, as well as a variety of flexible payment methods.

Comparison Table

PriceStarting from R 1740 PmStarting From R 1999 PM
Multiple System SizesYesYes
Startin System Size5 kw5 kw
Add Ons AvailableYesYes
Easy UpgradeYesYes
Remote MonitoringYesYes
Smart Hybrid SystemYesYes
Easy To Use AppYesYes
Rent To Own OptionNoYes From R 3 699 PM


Versofy and GoSolr both provide unique solar subscription services, each with its own set of benefits.

GoSolr, is an appealing choice for middle-income households looking for an inexpensive solar solution due to its aggressive pricing approach, ambitious installation ambitions, and zero upfront capital requirement.

Versofy’s rent-to-own option and their non-solar option are an ideal alternative for someone looking to transition to solar energy gradually. Their pricing is more expensive and their rent to own option will most likely only be attractive to higher income households that do not currently have the funds to purchase their own residential solar system.

Finally, the choice between the two services will be determined by each household’s unique demands and circumstances.