Davis & Shirtliff and Huawei Technologies have entered into a partnership to increase the availability of affordable high-end solar and digital power solutions in Kenya.
The water and energy equipment supplier will distribute Huawei’s solar products, including Grid Connect Inverters, Luna, and Power M backup solutions. Davis & Shirtliff’s robust distribution channels and extensive knowledge of the local energy market will be leveraged on to deploy Huawei’s innovative solar technology throughout the region.
“With this synergy, we aim to accelerate our mission of addressing energy shortages and spearheading the adoption of renewable energy in the country. Customers can expect a decrease in electricity bills, resulting in direct returns,” said Davis & Shirtliff Group Supply Director Henry Davis.
He further added that the lifespan of the solar installations, combined with minimal operational costs positions the system to self-fund within a few years.
This pivotal alliance will also see the provision of comprehensive training and support programs to ensure the installation and maintenance of products are of the highest quality, thereby increasing their efficiency and lifespan.
The primary focus is on delivering integrated solutions for electrification projects in both urban and rural areas, leveraging Huawei’s capabilities to enhance energy management and improve energy efficiency.
“Our collaboration with Davis & Shirtliff is important because it represents a harmonious union of vision and deployment of capabilites. Together, we aim to reshape the renewable energy landscape and provide cleaner, more efficient and affordable energy for the Kenyan market,” Huawei East Africa Digital Power Business CEO Oliver Du Peng said.
In Kenya, the demand for clean and reliable power sources is driving the adoption of solar products. The adoption rate is the highest in areas where grid connectivity is either unstable or non-existent, with rural and peri-urban communities at the forefront of this growth.