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Juliet Chasamuka, 34, was six months pregnant when I met her in the Gutu district of Masvingo, a rural community 300 kilometres south of Harare,...

AS the gospel of renewable energy and new energy technologies hots up and dominates the media, institutional research, academic and developmental...

In 2015, Hope Dzimunya began changing the lightbulbs in her house, replacing the old bulbs with energy-efficient ones.

For her, the reasons were both...

13.09.2016 , Tonderayi Mukeredzi, Thomson Reuters Foundation

What's holding back off-grid renewable energy in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has enormous potential to adopt renewable energy technologies, its government and experts say. Solar is particularly promising, and could...

There’s a familiar story rolling out across Africa (and around the world): mobile money services launch, millions register for the service, but few...

01.02.2016 , The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), GOGLA, Practical Action and SolarAid

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar

These reports present evidence of the impact of solar household systems, reviews the market in the region and 13 selected countries in sub-Saharan...

In a classroom in a remote rural area of Africa Sixth Form students are engaging in a history lesson, earnestly analysing the controversies related to...

This case study contains a series of mini-reports on the renewable energy access work undertaken by Oxfam and Practical Action in the Ruti and...

Because clinics lack electricity and therefore light, expectant mothers about to give birth are told they must bring their own candles to light the...

Water is life, and access to water is fundamental to the fertility of farmlands and the prosperity of their farmers. But getting water from A to B can...

Country News

Harare-based Zonful has secured $300,000 from Paris-based energy impact investor Energy Access...

Greenlight Planet has announced that its partner, Zonful Energy, a pay as you go (PAYG) company in...

Solar-User Sibanda says she used to pay around $60 a month for electricity, but with solar she pays...

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) says that it plans to lobby government to scrap the...

The council proposed that each of the 25,000 households in the city would contribute 50 cents per...

Zimbabwe’s current peak power demand is 1 600MW, down from 2 200MW a decade ago owing to...

Chiedza Mazaiwana, the Power for All Campaign Manager at Practical Action Zimbabwe, says awareness...

The founder of Maranatha Christian University Samuel Mudavanhu said the new institution would help...

“We managed to electrify 2 581 primary schools, 1 318 secondary schools, rural health centres, 863,...

A snap survey by The Herald Business revealed that the price of paraffin had risen to between $1,30...

Simbarashe Mhuriro, 32, is the founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Energy Private Limited, an...

Regardless of some generation licenses being granted by energy regulator ZERA, solar in the Zimbabwe...