In the sun-soaked expanses of Omorate farm, a transformation is underway that echoes the harmonious melodies of nature and innovation. FriEL Ethiopia Farming and Processing plc is embarking on a journey to harness the power of the sun, bringing a sustainable twist to the world of agriculture. As the government of Ethiopia spearheads the “green growth” initiative, FriEL Ethiopia is aligning its vision with this noble cause.
The sun is not just a celestial body lighting our days; it’s a reservoir of untapped energy that holds the promise of a greener future. FriEL Ethiopia is leading the way by working to shift the paradigm of power generation in Omorate farms from diesel to solar. This metamorphosis aligns seamlessly with the government’s commitment to fostering sustainable growth and preserving our planet’s precious resources.
The Successful Prelude: Phase One
The symphony of solar power at Omorate farm has begun with the completion of the first harmonious phase. This milestone marks a resounding success as the farm now generates a remarkable 320 KW of electricity through solar means. This clean energy is being channeled for the essential purpose of pump irrigation, infusing life into the crops, and nurturing the land.
But the symphony doesn’t stop at one crescendo. FriEL Ethiopia is poised to strike the chords of innovation again with the impending commencement of the second phase. This phase is set to unlock even more solar-generated electricity, providing energy to power the expanding farm irrigation pumps, the ginning factory, workshops, and the residences that form the fabric of Omorate farm.
As this ambitious project takes root and blossoms, its impact will be felt far beyond the confines of Omorate farm. With every beam of sunlight harnessed, the need for diesel – and the costly shipments that accompany it – will dwindle. This reduction in reliance on diesel marks a significant step towards sustainability and economic prudence.