Back in 1974, solar pioneer architect Prof. Dr. Dieter Holm built the first modern house in South Africa run exclusively on solar energy. At that early stage he already identified this future technology and its market potential, an insight he shared through research and teachings.


His son, architect Henning Holm, pioneered the large scale introduction of the technology. The German company "Solarfabrik" hand picked him in 1999 to start its activities in southern Africa and since then, he is probably the most influential and knowledgeable consultant on solar energy in South Africa.


Thea Holm joined the team in 2003. As a trained and award winning Educator for Sustainable Development, she actively transforms individuals, companies and the local communities through awareness, capacity building and practical implementation of changes for supporting this concious way of living.


Backed by over 20 years of experience with large solar systems Holms and Friends stands for the specific optimal purpose designed  system.


The family practice what they preach.

  • Understanding your specific needs and circumstances is essetial. Our choice of clients is important to our long-term relationship. We therefore start with an initial consultation and site visit.

  • Measure and you know! Using averages and guesswork leaves you with patchwork.

  • We excel in product selection and design solutions suitable for African conditions and your specific project. Life cycle costing, social and environmental considerations are central to good decision making.

  • Not only the meticulous execution of the project is important, but regular training of all participants ensures an understanding of systems thinking.

  • Our on-going verification service guarantees the initial project and pro-active maintenance. Let our award winning track record be proof of our commitment to quality.

  • Hans Britz

    "The savings are remarkable and the University of Pretoria featured in the media due to Henning's work!"


    Alec Blackhall - Residence affairs and accommodation, University of Pretoria