BUAN walks the green energy talk

Sustainable energy: BUAN's new agrivoltaic plant PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Sustainable energy: BUAN's new agrivoltaic plant PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The country’s agricultural university, in partnership with German company GIZ, has successfully completed the installation of an agrivoltaic plant, a solar power facility which is the first of its kind in Botswana.

The agrivoltaics project is a one megawatt solar plant which will power the university during daytime and includes the simultaneous use of land for both solar panels and agriculture.

Giving an overview of the renewable energy investment last week, BUAN Vice Chancellor, Professor Ketlhatlogile Mosepele said the project does not only generate electrical power but also aids in food production through providing shade for plants.

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