The solar power system that we have to run our farm in the most ecological way possible has broken down. The solar batteries provide power to the camp for the day-to-day use. As a result of a failing solar system, we are forced to use the generator for longer hours, making it more expensive and more polluting. This project aims to replace the broken batteries so that the camp can go back to using solar power to run the camp.
The solar batteries provide a key service to DAKTARI. It allows us to run a fully functioning office as well as the rest of the camp while reducing overhead costs and making use of a plentisome renewable energy is Southern Africa! It allows us to keep our pollution in the middle of the bush to a minimum, and keeps the use of other power sources, like the generator, to a minimum.
At the moment we cannot afford to fix the broken batteries or face the cost of buying new ones. This project will allow us to replace the batteries and so continue running the project with normality. Most importantly, it will allow us to perform more economically and eco-friendly. Running on solar power in an area such as ours makes the initial cost of the solar system pale in comparison to the output one can obtain!
The solar power system is a step further in creating an environmentally friendly camp, but also to reduce our overhead costs as much as possible looking towards the future. This will allow every donation towards running the project have a deeper impact on both the children and the animals, as more funds will be channeled towards them! Repairing the batteries will allow us to continue in our pursuit of creating a sustainable self-sufficient camp to host the children in.