The Solaray Group is a broadly-based Renewable Energy business, which comprises Solaray Systems (Pty) Ltd and Solaray Projects (Pty) Ltd, the latter being a level 2 BBBEE company.
The Group specialises in engineered solutions and project management, which enables it to provide turnkey Solar PV and Solar Thermal installations for commercial and industrial clients, as well as larger domestic properties and residential estates.
Solaray was first established in 1987, and it evolved from a solar water heating company to a developer of advanced solar products, including patented water heaters, Solar PV concentrator and tracking systems, module support structures, and differential temperature control systems.
More recently, Solaray has built on its core strengths of system design, finance, and general management to form one of the most professional and respected Renewable Energy firms in South Africa and the wider region.
Notable successes with Multinationals include 580kWp and 1.75MWp Grid-Tied Solar PV 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 reputable South African and International Associates.
Solaray Projects (Pty) Ltd
Solaray Systems (Pty) Ltd
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, 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, is a professional engineer in electronics and electrical engineering. He has over 20 years of Solar PV experience and, during the course of his career, he has designed, developed, and implemented solutions for telephony, communications, electrification, prepayment, vending, light industry, and all types of Renewable Energy. Alisdair attended UCT, and he holds BSc Eng (Elec & Elect) and PrEng qualifications.
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
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.