New water conservation metering technology

Pamenus Tuso A Bulawayo based company, has introduced new water conservation smart metering technology. Witker Tholana, chief executive officer of Brainswork, said the new smart metering technology is not just a revenue collection strategy, but also mitigates the effects of climate change. “I strongly feel that as a result of changing climate which has seen […]

Small scale farmers to benefit from smart agriculture

Wallace Mawire Small scale farmers in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central province in Zimbabwe are set to   benefit from a training project in sustainable agriculture practices to equip them with knowledge that will assist them in adjusting to changing climatic and agricultural conditions. According to Tonderai  Chikono, Funding and Partnerships Specialist for Development Aid from People to […]

Editorial Comment: Migration to other energy sources long overdue

According to the power utility Zesa Holdings, close to 500 000 consumers in parts of Chivi South, Chiredzi South, Beitbridge and Mwenezi districts were left without power. The cause was the collapse of poorly maintained, ageing transmission pylons. This was a sobering incident which left everyone wondering why, as a country, we are still reliant […]

Govt shifts focus to renewable energy

Government is set to meet senior officials from ZESA Holdings and independent power producers (IPPs) as it seeks to deepen local electricity generation with new focus on renewable energy, particularly solar and wind. This comes as some giants in renewable energy from the United Arab Emirates, have shown interest in setting up 100 MW wind […]

Zim saves fortune on energy bill

Zimbabwe’s energy import bill has dropped to about $1,2 million monthly from at least $48 million as efforts to invest in local electricity generation to underpin the envisaged economic growth begin to bear fruit. Energy imports have over the years demanded significant allocations of foreign currency to meet domestic and industrial demand. But figures gleaned […]

Renewable energy players hamstrung by lack of funding

ZIMBABWE liberalised the electricity sector, but the participation of private players remains minimal. NewsDay (ND) business reporter Mthandazo Nyoni recently spoke to Renewable Energy Association of Zimbabwe chairman Isaiah Nyakusendwa (IN) about the challenges affecting the sector. Below are excerpts of the interview. ND: What is the state of renewable energy sector in Zimbabwe? IN: […]

Exercise underway to determine energy access levels

By Wallace Mawire The Zimbabwe Environmental Regional Organisation (ZERO) is in the process of documenting all renewable energy projects done by non-state actors that may be contributing to sustainable energy access for socio-economic development in Zimbabwe. According to Wellington Madumira, ZERO Programmes Officer, the initiative seeks to determine the impact by non-state actors in ensuring […]

Solar powered borehole saves villagers from crocodile attacks

By Nhau Mangirazi Villagers around Mushumbi primary school in Mashonaland Central province’s Mbire district now have solace in a solar-powered borehole that ‘protect’ pupils from attacks by crocodiles in Manyame river. This follows installation  of the solar powered borehole way back in 2016 to ensure constant water supplies. Situated about 270 kilometres north east of […]

Plans to reduce carbon emissions gather momentum

By Wallace Mawire The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) is advancing with plans to introduce a green bond meant to help finance Zimbabwe’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) programme aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the country. The   World Bank Zimbabwe  office in Harare recently held a workshop in the capital focusing on support for […]

Solar powered clinics bring smiles to residents

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Every month more than 4 000 residents benefit from three solar powered clinics in Zimbabwe’s southern city run by Masvingo City Council (MCC). Constructed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and some partners, the clinics are Rujeko, which has the largest solar panels, Runyararo and Mucheke clinic, which offers maternity […]