Renewable Energies in Wahat
On our desert farm in Wahat El-Bahareyya, we are currently reclaiming several hundreds of hectares of desert land through sustainable agriculture and supported by a crowdfunding campaign. Here is the latest update.
After we have installed 6 pivot watering systems in total, we are happy now to announce that 5 pivots are fully driven by renewable energy resources. This increased our share of renewable energy in the total energy mix significantly from 5 percent to 16 percent. In 2021, we want to reach more than 30% of renewable energy share on our desert farm in Wahat El-Bahareya.
In addition, two more wells on the SEKEM Wahat Farm are also running on Photovoltaic Energy now; aiming to have one million kW of power provided by renewable energy.
The cultural heart of Wahat Farm
As SEKEM is convinced that one’s potential evolves with the inclusion of arts and culture, we are glad to announce the opening of the Amphitheater Ibrahim Abouleish. This theater plays an important part in the cultural life at the SEKEM-Wahat farm. The performances include traditional music and storytelling from the local area of the Bahareya oasis as well as contributions from guest artists coming from Cairo or other parts of Egypt. On the stage, also our community members do various shows and explore their artistic side.