Powering Tanzania’s Clean Energy Transition: Davis & Shirtliff Partners with Huawei for Affordable High-End Solar Solutions

In a monumental leap towards achieving Tanzania’s sustainable energy goals, Davis & Shirtliff has joined forces with Huawei Technologies in a strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to enhance the availability of affordable high-end solar and digital power solutions, accelerating the transition of Tanzanian homes and businesses to clean renewable energy.

The signing ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on February 27, 2024, marked a significant milestone in Tanzania’s clean energy journey. Attended by key stakeholders in the energy sector, the event showcased the commitment of both Davis & Shirtliff and Huawei Technologies to revolutionize the renewable energy landscape.

Addressing the gathering, Benjamin Munyao, the Managing Director of Davis & Shirtliff Tanzania, highlighted that the partnership primarily targets Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractors requiring reliable and high-quality solar products for end-to-end installation projects. However, this initiative is inclusive, extending its reach to NGOs, banks, and private entities advocating for the use of clean energy.

Davis & Shirtliff, renowned as the leading supplier of water and energy equipment in East and Southern Africa, will play a crucial role in distributing Huawei’s solar products. This includes cutting-edge solutions such as Grid Connect Inverters, Luna, and Power M backup solutions. Leveraging Davis & Shirtliff’s extensive distribution channels and local energy market knowledge, the alliance aims to swiftly deploy Huawei’s innovative solar technology across the region.

The collaboration aligns with the mission to address energy shortages and drive the widespread adoption of renewable energy in Tanzania. Customers can anticipate a direct decrease in electricity bills, with solar installations boasting extended lifespans and minimal operational costs. This unique combination positions these systems to self-fund within a few years, ensuring sustained cost savings for end-users.

The partnership also places a strong emphasis on comprehensive training and support programs. These initiatives aim to guarantee the highest quality in the installation and maintenance of products, enhancing their efficiency and lifespan. Such initiatives are crucial in nurturing a skilled workforce and fostering the long-term success of solar solutions in the Tanzanian market.

The Huawei Country Manager emphasized the importance of this collaboration with Davis & Shirtliff, describing it as a harmonious union of vision and deployment capabilities. Together, the two entities aspire to reshape the renewable energy landscape in Tanzania, providing cleaner, more efficient, and affordable energy solutions to the market.

In Tanzania, the demand for clean and reliable power sources is surging, driving the adoption of solar products. This demand is most pronounced in areas where grid connectivity is unstable or non-existent, with rural and peri-urban communities at the forefront of this transformative growth.

As Davis & Shirtliff and Huawei embark on this groundbreaking collaboration, they are poised to play a pivotal role in propelling Tanzania towards a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.