News Date : 15 March, 2023
On the 15th March 2023, BUAN launched its first ever Agrovoltaic project and delegates from across the globe came to celebrate this milestone. Among the people present at the event was our Chancellor and guest speaker of launch, His Honor the Vice President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane, who said that the project will go a long way towards achieving financial sustainability for BUAN. The Agrovoltaic project is where both land and solar energy are used for agricultural production. This will reduce BUAN’s reliance on Botswana Power corporation for electricity. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Ketlhatlogile Mosepele said that through this initiative, BUAN will supply itself with electricity and sell excess power to Botswana Power Corporation. This project is a step towards the university’s mission which is to produce innovative graduates and technological solutions for sustainable development of agriculture and natural resources. The launch ended with delegates visiting the site to harvest vegetables planted underneath the solar panels.