Lloyd +27 83 392 1775 | Carne +27 72 670 0642 | Gavin +27 82 556 8635 | Kevin +27 82 457 9140 | Sebastian +27 83 560 0735 info@adsolar.co.za


Lloyd Wilford BSC

Group Chief Executive & Technology Officer

Lloyd has been in the project management field for over 25 years, his focus was technical direction and the delivery of specialised electrical based projects.

He has worked around the world for the Sultan of Brunei, Ruler of Dubai, Buena Vista international (Walt Disney) and as Technical Director of the local organizing committee for the FIFA World Cup 2010 Prelimary Draw in South Africa.

Lloyd comes with a unique set of technical abilities with a scientific background.

Carne Curgenven

Group Managing Director

Carne has over 30 years’ experience in international financial risk analysis and management, motivational training and mentoring, product and business development, corporate relations and CSR management, all at executive levels both in the corporate and SME environments based in London UK and in RSA. With extensive international exposure and corporate experience.

Carne brings a broad business perspective to the group in terms of it’s  operations and growth.

Gavin Mollentze

Director, Solar Installations Kwa-Zulu Natal - Pinetown

During his more than 30 years in the electrical business, Gavin has practised and lectured.  A fully qualified electrician with wireman’s licence, he practiced the trade before becoming a lecturer in Electrical Trade Theory, Industrial Electronics, Mathematics and Engineering Science. He oversaw all technical training in KZN for Escom before successfully returning to the practise of his trade. His experience includes electrical work, lightning and surge protection, generator, UPS, solar PV, solar thermal and tele-communications control centre  installations.

Sithembiso Mthethwa BCom (Econ)

Director, Strategic Development

Responsible for the investment in and development of key business ventures for over 20 years. His focus and directionis on the implementation and delivery of the group’s strategic objectives. He also continues to be involved in projects around the world but particularly seeks opportunities in local development among the disadvantaged. Sithembiso comes with a proven set of business abilities with an economics back-ground.

Nhlanhla Zondo BSc, Bcom, MBA, Pr Eng

Director, Engineering

With over 20 years experience in electrical engineering while rising to executive management in industry leading entities, Nhlanhlahas used this experience to create business development opportunities within the energy sector and especially in renewable energy. Actively invested in AdSolar and other renewable energy business ventures such as ARTsolar, Nhlanhla’s role in the group helps underpin its delivery as a leading supplier of alternative energy solutions.

Tim Lohrentz

Director, Electrical Contracting Kwa-Zulu Natal - Midlands

As a fully proven commercial electrical contractor, Tim also has a wide base of expertise in installing and maintaining high voltage plant  (up to 11,000v), Central Distribution Units, standby generators, Industrial, domestic and large scale housing developments and extensive solar PV installations on domestic, agricultural and commercial sites.

Team Members:

Gary Gribben

Fabrications Director

Over 30 years ago Gary was one of the first manufacturers of Solar Thermal panels in KwaZulu Natal. He manages the manufacturing facility to produce, among other things, mounting structures for both PV and Solar Water Heater products which are 100% local in material and design. Gary is a qualified draughtsman has an N3 electrical diploma a T4 in mechanical engineering and has also owned and operated an aluminium furniture manufacturing plant.

Sebastian Brogan, BA (Hons)


Sebastian has worked in recycling and then renewable energy since 2010. His passion for renewable energy and sustainable living reflects in his work as a project manager and systems designer. His formal studies are in the social sciences with a primary focus on sustainable development. His bright and energetic personality makes him the perfect interface between client and company.

Kevin Payne, (BA (Hons) HDE,Dip Pro Man)


Kevin Payne  (BA (Hons) HDE,Dip Pro Man) has 12 years experience in  renewable energy projects. These projects range from solar heating projects from domestic to large-scale water heating through to solar electrical systems.  Kevin was responsible for installing the attractive micro wind turbines on the Grundfos building on the Gillooli’s interchange in Johannesburg for GrowthPoint Properties. Kevin is an experienced project manager capable of effectively co-coordinating all aspects of project delivery and achieving the best from specialized artisan staff. Alongside offering hands on installation skills Kevin is Adsolar’s point of contact for our growing client base in the KZN Midlands.