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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...
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...

Country News

Out of sheer necessity, Zimbabwe leads SA in exploring alternative energies.

The situation is particularly dire during load shedding periods, amid indications that some...

Fake solar inverters, bulbs and batteries have flooded the local market, an energy expert has warned...

Zimbabwe's ambitious drive to promote clean energy and eradicate energy poverty in the country...

Minister Mutsvangwa also said Cabinet had also approved the National Renewable Energy Policy that...

In Zimbabwe it seems like we are doing what we do best- adjusting and finding a new normal....

The electricity rationing, known as load shedding, is also crippling the economy and robbing people...

A consortium of 35 sugarcane farmers at Mapanza sugarcane estate in Chiredzi are thus in the process...

A controversial figure in South Africa’s energy sector has been authorised to develop...

Rosatom Central and Southern Africa presented its innovative solutions in nuclear and hydro for both...

Power utility, ZESA has introduced 15 hour load shedding schedules for households and industry as...

Power is often only available for a few hours in the middle of the night.