Solar in the Okavango Delta
In March 2012 Emergent Energy was contracted by On Track Solar to commission a 90kW solar PV-diesel hybrid system at the luxury Mombo Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The PV array, installed by On Track Solar, is possibly the largest in Botswana, as discussed in this article on the “We Are Wilderness” blog. In addition to the PV array, the Mombo Camp has also installed several highly efficient ENERGIE thermodynamic geyser systems.
According to Derek de la Harpe, Group Director of the Wilderness Group: “Wilderness will not build another camp without incorporating a major element of renewable energy. At the same time we have embarked on an ambitious retrofitting process with Mombo now joining Xigera, Kalahari Plains, Banoka Bush Camp and Zarafa as being 100% solar powered. Over the course of 2012 we anticipate completing this process for at least another three camps, the rebuilt DumaTau among them.” Emergent Energy was also involved in the design and commissioning of the PV systems at the Xigera, Kalahari Plains, and Banoka camps.
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