We supply and install well known brands of all solar equipment needed for your requirements
No matter what the problem is, we will find a solution. Qualified Electricians at your service.
Planning on building or renovating your home or commercial business building, we can assist.

About Us

MIkes' Electrical and Solar
Established in 1991, Mike's been providing sevices
to the local community, businesses and Commercial
properties for over 30 years.
Providing the best services with latest technologies
at an affordable price. Certified Master Electrician,
competent to work in hazardous areas, Member
of the Flameproof association,
Registered with the Department of labour with
Registration number 01962, Mike will be able to resolve any issue,
or install the best equipment to cater your needs.
Welcome to Mike's Electrical and Solar


Master Electrician
Mike Pretorius is a Master Electrician
Registered with the Department of Labour
Certified by the Flameproof assocation.
Member of SAPVIA
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is a not-for-profit body which consists of active players in South Africa’s photovoltaic market who have a genuine, invested presence in the country.

Authorized Practitioner
Hazardous Areas
Hazardous areas, No problem, Mike is Cerified.


Party dae dink mens jy gaan nooit iemand betroubaar kry nie, Mike jy is n doring, dankie vir jou hulp, daardie pomp loop nog steeds, uiters dankie my ou maat. Jy moet tog a draai maak een of ander tyd. Kom kuier. Vrou gaan koffie en beskuit reg hou vir jou.
Johan Ressouw
My geyser burst a pype and thingy (19:45), don't know what its called, Gentleman arrived (Mike) within 1 hour, it was just an small issue. thank you Mike for your help. Would recommend Mike anytime.
Mrs. D Grobler
Dear Mike
Our whole team would like to thank you for the informational assistance at our business, Phase 3 Power Consumption and solar options available. We will be installing your system asap. SMA Battery Backup Solutions seems the way to go. Kind regards.
Mrs. Trish Goldstone

Eskom Tips

Use fridges and freezers smartly​.

Set your fridge at 3˚ C. Make sure the seals of your fridge and freezer doors are intact.

Don't open fridge and freezer doors unnecessarily.

Place your fridgee and freezer somewhere cool - away from sun-facing walls and windows, and as far as possible from the stove.

Defrost your chest freezer twice a year and your upright freezer three times a year.

Don't overfill your fridge or freezer - only use 90% of its capacity.

Use air-conditioners smartly​.

Maintain it at a comfortable 23˚ C in summer - once on, all windows and doors should be kept closed.

Otherwise, if you don't have an air conditioner:

Dress for the weather - wear short-sleeved and loose-fitting clothes made from fabrics that breathe and absorb moisture and wear sandals whenever possible.
Insulate your home. Fire retardant ceiling insulation makes a home up to 10˚ C cooler in summer.
Install shade awnings on the outside of windows facing the sun - it reduces heat from entering your home.
Open windows and doors to allow cool breezes to circulate freely.

Use stoves and ovens smartly​.

Keep your oven door closed until food is done cooking.

Match pots with stove plate sizes.

Avoid using your stove for small tasks - like boiling water for tea and coffee.

Place frozen food in the fridge to defrost - avoid defrosting food in the microwave.

Use your microwave to cook small to medium amounts of food.

Use a pressure cooker or slow-cooker for food that cooks for a long time - such as stews and casseroles.

Use space heaters smartly
Use space heaters smartly.
A fan heater with a thermostat is the best choice to quickly heat an average room of 3 x 3 x 2.5 meters. It spreads heat evenly and the thermostat switches it off when the room is cosy.

Use dishwashers smartly​

Wait for a full load of crockery and cutlery before you wash.

Soak or prewash is only recommended in cases of burnt or dried -out-food.

Remove bones and large pieces of food from crockery, pots and pans by scraping it off - not rise it off.

Understand how your dishwasher works and make sure it is the eco function.

Use geysers smartly​.

Install your geyser closest to the points in your home where you use hot water.

Insulate a geyser with a geyser blanket.
Insulate the first 1.5 metres of water pipes leading to and from the geyser.

Do not let hot water run unnecessarily. Always use basin plug in your bathrooms and kitchen.

Use cold water in your bathrooms for quick tasks like washing your hands or brushing your teeth.

Use cold water in the kitchen to rinse fruit and vegetables.

Use washing machines and tumble dryers smartly

Wait for a full load of washing before you wash.

Ensure that you set your washing machine to match the load of washing - there is no need to set the machine to its highest and longest setting if you are washing a small load.

Only wash clothes that are dirty. Heavier items such as jeans can be worn a few times before throwing them in the wash.

Cold settings are fine. Don’t use the hot water setting if clothes are not heavily soiled.

Understand how your washing machine works and make sure it is set to the eco-function.

Keep your tumble dryer off during sunny days and use the washing line instead.

Energy saving tips for lighting

Replace incandescent lamps with energy saving CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and LEDs (light emitting diodes) do the same with your conventional downlights

Energy savings tips for the swimming pool

Keep to a four to six-hour filtering cycle every 24 hours in winter.
Keep to two six-hour filtering cycles every 24 hours in summer.
Make regular pool maintenance a priority - it will contribute to optimising your pool pumps electricity use.
Clean your pool filter - do so at regular intervals throughout the year; a clean filter is key to better water flow.
Brush the floor and walls to remove debris that the filter misses.
Clean areas with the least circulation at least once a week.
Keep your pool covered when you use it infrequently in winter - pool covers prevent leaves, dirt and debris from falling into the pool.

Information Supplied By Eskom. Please visit the Eskom site for more information.

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