Solar panels at the Center
Wooohooo! We are finally solar powered! For years, it has been part of our dream to build solar panels onto the roof of our Farmer Research and Training Center, in order to run on renewable energy. In the dry season, the Center can receive up to 12 hours of direct sunlight per day — plenty of energy just waiting to be harnessed!
This year, we were delighted to receive funding from the Biovision Foundation and the Canadian International Development Agency to make this dream a reality.
Electricity in Malawi is unfortunately both expensive and unreliable, with frequent power outages. Solar panels will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint while ensuring a reliable source of power to continue our work during blackouts.