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Zimbabwe must harness wind energy

With hydro and thermal power stations at Kariba and Hwange largely failing to meet Zimbabwe’s growing appetite for electricity, renewable energy sources have been on a lot of people’s minds of late. There is a mounting body of evidence showing the damage to our environment caused by fossil fuels, which compels the country to take … Continue reading Zimbabwe must harness wind energy

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Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources largely untapped

Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources such as solar and hydropower near natural landmarks such as Victoria Falls—not to mention biomass, geothermal, and wind energy—that present a major opportunity for investment. But these resources have remained largely untapped. Since his appointment in May, Zimbabwe’s energy and power development minister, Fortune Chasi, has frantically … Continue reading Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources largely untapped

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Zimbabwe power shortage attracts solar power investment

Faced with a punishing load shedding schedule, sometimes lasting 15 hours, the Zimbabwean renewable energy market has opened limited prospects. The prolonged phase, ignited by a recent drought, adversely limiting its Kariba hydro power generation is chocking vital economic operations. The latest Energy Progress Report found out that about 840 million people (about 11 percent … Continue reading Zimbabwe power shortage attracts solar power investment

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Zimbabwe Launches Solar Energy Policy

Zimbabwe’s government has launched a solar energy campaign as it battles to find a solution to its perennial power shortages.  Through increased use of solar, the government hopes to cut residential power usage by 40 percent. Energy Minister Samuel Undenge announced the policy Wednesday, a week after state power utility Zesa restricted most homes to … Continue reading Zimbabwe Launches Solar Energy Policy

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Zimbabwe’s Harare uses solar power to light streets

The local authorities in Zimbabwean capital Harare have resorted to using solar power to light the city’s streets with the hope of curbing surging robberies.   “We are starting with the central business district; then we will move on to other parts of the city,” Micheal Chideme, the Harare City Council’s media officer, told The … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s Harare uses solar power to light streets

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Oursun Energy plans to set up a 5-megawatt solar power plant in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East

Oursun Energy plans to set up a 5-megawatt solar power plant in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province.   It is part of a cluster of power generation projects the firm is targeting to establish in the southern African country, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority said Monday. The regulator is quoted by financial news agency The Source … Continue reading Oursun Energy plans to set up a 5-megawatt solar power plant in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East

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Yellow Africa to set up 100 MW solar energy plant in Zimbabwe

An independent power producer (IPP), Yellow Africa has applied to set up a 100 megawatt solar power plant in Ntabazinduna near Bulawayo, with electricity generated from the project expected to feed into the national grid. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) on Thursday said it had received an application from Yellow Africa to build the … Continue reading Yellow Africa to set up 100 MW solar energy plant in Zimbabwe

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Solar energy company De Green Rhino Energy has embarked on a 2,500 megawatt project aimed at easing Zimbabwe’s power shortages

Construction of the first phase and pilot project of the $5.2bn facility, which will have several power stations dotted across the country, is set to start in Marondera early next month. The $400m Marondera project at Rufaro Farm, will contribute 150 megawatts to the national grid before the end of the year. De Green Rhino’s … Continue reading Solar energy company De Green Rhino Energy has embarked on a 2,500 megawatt project aimed at easing Zimbabwe’s power shortages

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Zimbabwe: Econet Joins Pan-African Wind Power Initiative

ECONET Wireless has joined an initiative led by Danish wind energy group Vestas to build small wind power generators across Africa. The programme, called Wind For Prosperity, aims to provide power to millions of people living in rural areas and small towns beyond the reach of the grid. The initiative was launched in Washington this … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Econet Joins Pan-African Wind Power Initiative

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Zimbabwe opens its first solar power plant

Zimbabwe has opened its first solar power-driven toll plaza outside Bulawayo, according to a report today. According to Beeld, the Ntabazinduna toll plaza is the first of at least eight being built in a project between the South African construction company Group Five and the Zimbabwean national road authority (Zinara) to upgrade the main road … Continue reading Zimbabwe opens its first solar power plant

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