Solar is fast emerging as Davis and Shirtliff
most exciting and dynamic product segment as renewable
products for solar pumping, water heating and power
generation are becoming an increasingly attractive
solution for consumers.
D&S has spent the last few years
developing its product ranges in order to offer the
latest technologies from the world’s leading
manufacturers many of whom are from Germany due to the
country’s advanced engineering expertise and its leading
position in the world solar industry.
Organised by Technical Director Philip
Holi, Davis and Shirtliff in May took the initiative of
hosting a two day solar seminar featuring some of D&S’s
newest solar partners including SMA, Hoppecke, Schletter
and Solarworld at D&S HO in the Dayliff Building.
Between them these four German
companies provide all the essential components of any
solarized system; SMA for inverters, Hoppecke for
batteries, Schletter for structures and Solarworld for
Attended by 40 industry specialists,
the programme included introductory present-ations by
representatives of each of the companies who also hosted
trainings with D&S staff.
The event was endorsed by the German
Trade and Industry office whose Director, Maren
Diale-Schellschmidt, attended the event and remarked on
the strategic fit between D&S and the German solar
The event generated media interest
which was facilitated via a press conference given by
Group Chairman Alec Davis and Group CEO David Gatende
and which highlighted to journalists the current
emphasis on solar and its significance in the wider
context of development in the region.