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06.07.2020 , ​​​​​​​Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg

Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe

Reliance on biomass such as fuelwood for energy in rural areas has a strong bearing on Zimbabwe’s environment. Rural communities in Zimbabwe meet 94%...

With climate change hitting hydropower, boosting solar power could help ease blackouts and support growth, the government says

Zimbabwe’s government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country’s anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop produ...

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...

Country News

In a statement, ZETDC said any existing customer with a grid-tied solar system up to their rated...

Samansco Industries is the local Premium Partner of Phocos.

Private Chinese companies are funding and building most of Zimbabwe's coal power developments.

The benefits and convenience that comes with solar energy has pushed more households to completely...

The planned 1.9 megawatt (MW) solar farm and battery storage facility would make its business less...

While wood fuel is popular for cooking and heating in winter, most are using solar to power several...

Practical Action has been implementing its project in Gwanda, funded by the embassy of Sweden in...

Even relatively small things, such as the creation of a pond, can play an important role when it...

A $5 million supplementary budget to finance the installation of solar systems at district offices...

The women can now carry farm produce to markets further away from home, offer transportation...

Zimbabwe power utility the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company is seeking to...

Two clinics in Hwange, the same number in Nyamandlovu and Lupane will receive the donation with the...