About Us

Solaray was established in 1987 as one of the first Solar water heater companies in South Africa. In 2010, Solaray was joined by the former Managing Director of Shell Solar for Southern Africa, who transformed the company into a broadly based Solar Energy Company covering Photovoltaic (PV) as well as Thermal applications.

During this time, Solaray developed a number of advanced products, including patented Solar Water Heaters, patented PV concentrator systems, Solar module support structures, PV panel tracking systems, and differential temperature control systems for circulating water heating.

Solaray has also focused on bringing its core strengths of system design, project management, and finance to bear on larger turnkey PV and Thermal installations in the sub-Sahara Africa region. This is a major growth area, as national electricity prices rise to a level that makes Solar Energy a natural economic alternative.

Notable successes with Multinationals include 580kWp and 432kWp PV Grid-tied Systems, designed and implemented respectively at MAN Truck & Bus, Pinetown and Toyota South Africa Manufacturing, Durban.

Solaray operates directly and in association with a number of highly respected South African and International Associates.

Solaray Projects was established in 2014 as an Associated Company with a 51% Black Ownership, currently rated as a level 2 BBBEE Contributor.

Solaray Projects (Pty) Ltd

Solaray Systems (Pty) Ltd

Angus Scrimgeour

Chairman


Angus Scrimgeour, Chairman, is a former Vice President of the World Bank Group, and Chief Financial Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. Prior to this he served as Deputy Chairman of Henry Cooke Group, and a Vice President of CitiBank, among other appointments. During his early career, Angus practiced as an architect, and his qualifications include Masters degrees at Oxford and London Universities.

Alan Swart

Managing Director


Alan Swart, Managing Director, is a former director of JSE listed companies Dimension Data and Plessey, and he has held senior executive positions at Tetra Pak, Gold Circle, Sony, Universal Print Group and NCP Alcohols. He has a marketing and sales management background in 25 countries, 13 of which are in Africa, and he holds B.Com and B.Com Honors degrees.

Alisdair MacDonald

Technical Director


Alisdair MacDonald, Technical Director, has had extensive experience in a wide range of industries including renewable energy, telephony, communications, electrification, prepayment, vending and light industrial, locally and abroad. This experience spans development and implementation in electrical, electronic and software systems. He has experience in solar photovoltaic projects for 20 years covering hybrid and grid-tied solutions. He holds a BSc degree from UCT in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Electronics and Electrical, PrEng (Elec & Elect).

Greg van Wyk

Non-Executive Human Resources Director


Greg van Wyk, Non-Executive Human Resources Director, is currently the HR Executive of Mediclinic Southern Africa. Prior to this appointment he was Chief HR and Corporate Strategy Officer at the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa, a Director of BMW in South Africa, and a senior executive of BMW in Germany. Greg holds a B Proc law degree, and diplomas in Education, Management, and Business

Vanishree Naik

Director/ Office Administrator


Vanishree Naik, Director, Office Administrator, is a former bookkeeper, financial controller, and company secretary who previously worked for Topline Foods, Kimberly Clark, and Fintec Business Management.

Greg de Ricquebourg

Non-Executive Marketing Director


Greg de Ricquebourg, Non-Executive Marketing Director, is the principal shareholder and Managing Director of Enertec (Pty) Ltd, which is a battery import and distribution company for Energiser and Discovery batteries. Enertec is headquartered in Durban, and it has a close association with Solaray. Prior to his business career, Greg was Colonel of an infantry regiment with a distinguished record, for which he was decorated by the post-apartheid government.

Herman Bos

Director


Herman Bos, Director, is the former Managing Director of Solaray Systems, prior to which he was Managing Director of Shell Solar in Southern Africa, and a former director of Conlog. He is currently a director and shareholder of an SME that supports rural communities, and he is a director of the KZN Sustainable Energy Forum (KSEF)