UB launches largest commercial solar plant

Rays of joy: Education and Skills Development minister, Douglas Letsholathebe and other dignitaries officially launching the solar project on Wednesday PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Rays of joy: Education and Skills Development minister, Douglas Letsholathebe and other dignitaries officially launching the solar project on Wednesday PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The University of Botswana is setting up a six-megawatt photovoltaic power plant that is expected to slash its monthly electricity bill of P3.6 million, BusinessWeek has established.

In a partnership with the Sustainable Energy Botswana – Sturdee Consortium, the $6 million (P78 million) project will greatly reduce the university’s current reliance on grid electricity and help it move into the green energy arena.

The solar power plant, the country’s largest commercial plant thus far, will not only supply a large proportion of the daytime electricity requirements of the university, but it will also channel any overproduction into clean energy for the national grid.

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