Solar Power System on Farm at Night
Walking the farm at night and checking out the solar power lighting the chicken coop. Amazingly, chickens need light in the evening, but also, power is used to keep the coop warm during the winter months in Zimbabwe. Most people do not realize that nights and mornings can be as cold as 5°C/41°F to freezing during June and July. Zimbabwe has seasons. The rainy season is from November to March, a Spring-like season from March to May, and what we would call summer is what is termed the ‘hot’ season from September to November. What we would term fall is a ‘cool’ season that lasts from May to September. But, I love the weather any time. There is so much plant biodiversity and incredible landscapes.