Lewa Wilderness Goes Solar

Since 1972 Lewa Wilderness has been dependent on diesel generators for its power requirements. On May 19th 2015 the generator was turned off and the power for the entire lodge was switched across to a new photovoltaic solar plant, consisting of a total of 90 solar panels, which produce a maximum of 30 kilowatts of renewable energy - enough power from the sun to run the entire lodge, including all fridges and freezers.
To heat the water, electric heaters have been disgarded and "state of the art “ thermodynamic system has been installed with low power circulating pumps, keeping the temperature at the tap consistent.

So far, so good. With the season about to open and lots of sun we can only look on the bright side .