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Aiming to move away from traditional energy sources at its 29 lodges and camps, &Beyond has recently installed what is said to be the first of its kind state-of-the-art off-grid electrical micro grid in Botswana.

Placed at &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, the system incorporates a solar photovoltaic power plant and a Tesla Powerpack battery energy storage system and has allowed the lodge to decrease generator runtime from 24 to five hours per day.

Joss Kent, CEO, &Beyond, explained, “Solar photovoltaic technology has proven itself to be a reliable, economic and effective way of reducing one’s carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels. With an aim of reducing the carbon emissions across our group by eight by 2020, we are currently actively implementing energy-saving, environmentally-friendly systems [...].”