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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

Total Zimbabwe has invested up to US$4m in rolling out solar-powered service station as the energy...

The solar power initiative is part of a four-year €7,1 million project in Zimbabwe and Malawi under...

One of the country’s largest miners, RioZim, last week applied to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory...

Irrigation activities in most farming areas have improved following Government’s intervention to...

Under the agreement, Zimbabwe and World Bank, the scaling-up of solar projects will support the...

Power outages have also been problematic for Econet, prompting management at the company to install...

Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity....

The vaunted argument of increasing generation capacity is inadequate. This is because the...

Most health centres rely on generators for power, which is not sustainable owing to high costs of...

The project is expected to focus on horticulture production beacuse of its proximity to Sakubva...

This is according to an Afrobarometer survey on 34 African countries.

The government has previously said electric water heaters consume up to 400 MW of power a day in...