Our team

The Solar Marketplace is sub-division of Polymath Solar, a venture brought to life by:

  • Willem van Schalkwyk, and
  • Emsie Klopper (PhD)

Willem's Experience 

Willem exited the corporate aviation world in 2003 to become an entrepreneur, where he ventured into Aviation Management, Software Development, e-commerce and now, Renewable Energy. 

He completed the 'Solar Power Technician' and 'Solar Power Designer' courses with the Maxx Academy in 2014.

During the early years in the solar industry his focus was on residential solutions, using popular entry-level inverters, but soon matured to Victron and SMA and until 2021 his ventures installed only Victron, Fronius, SMA and SolarEdge products.

As experience levels grew, he ventured into the commercial space and now focuses primarily on the commercial and industrial segments of the RE industry.

Willem completed his P4 Certification with AREP in 2017 and obtained his PV Greencard in 2018. The Green Solar Academy approached Willem in 2019 to start presenting the Solar Professional Designer: Commercial course, and since then he has been freelancing as a trainer with the GSA, now presenting this course as well as the ‘system design and engineering‘ days at the Green Solar Academy Super Solar School.

In 2020/21 Willem only consulted to the industry, and trained at the Green Solar Academy.

Emsie's Experience

In January 2022 Polymath Solar was birthed when Dr. Emsie (Emma) Klopper and Willem joined forces, to take a new direction in the Renewable Energy industry.  Emma worked with Willem from 2020 doing Design and Engineering, first as a part-time design engineer, but later full-time.

Emma is now a Director and Shareholder of PolyMath Solar, and is also contracted as a part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria since 1992 teaching both undergraduate and post graduate courses in meteorology. Her background in meteorology supports the niche of solar energy applications.

The primary focus of the new PolyMathSolar is to deliver Solar Intelligence through:

  • Solar/Energy Consulting
  • System Design and Engineering
  • Commercial EPC projects & Project Management
  • Large Residential EPC projects  

And now, their newest business unit in Polymath Solar...

The Solar Marketplace!