Gwanda solar price markdown gets nod

SHANGHAI Stock Exchange listed, CHiNT Electric Co, contracted by Zimbabwe Power Company to build the 100 megawatt Gwanda solar plant, has confirmed feasibility of building the power plant at a significantly reduced price of $140 million. The Gwanda plant tender had been awarded by the State Procurement Board to the lowest bidder to specification at […]

Wood fuel as a source of energy

Wood as a forest resource and a source of energy has dominated the world’s rural energy data bases in the form of firewood for both heating and lighting. As a result, wood resources have suffered so much depletion mainly because of being readily available, accessible and cheaper, except in cases where there are strict regulations […]

Harare to reclaim lost glory through greening initiatives

By Wallace Mawire Harare City Council is conducting greening initiatives to retain Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, to its former status as the ‘Sunshine City’. Harare City Council director of works, Engineer Phillip Pfukwa, told participants at a recent Zimbabwe Energy Council dialogue series on the green city concept initiative, that: “City of Harare recognises the need […]

Minerals and Metals to Play Significant Role in a Low-Carbon Future

Green energy technologies required for a low-carbon future will lead to a growth in demand for a wide range of minerals and metals The shift to a low-carbon future will result in significant opportunities for resource-rich countries The demand for specific minerals and metals is not only a function of the degree to which countries […]

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into […]

As Zimbabwe’s homes go solar, its businesses lag behind

With more than 100,000 solar power systems installed in homes in Zimbabwe, according to government figures, off-grid solar power is no longer a revelation for homeowners. But despite decades of power shortages, companies are only starting to catch on. Old Mutual Zimbabwe Ltd, the country’s biggest insurance and property firm, now plans to install up […]

Averting impact of climate change on children

By Watmore Makokoba Climate change is no longer a threat, but a sad reality with adverse impact on developing countries and vulnerable groups in disadvantaged communities. Due to climate change, Zimbabwe is among some of the countries in the world with the highest degrees of rainfall variability characterised by frequent droughts and occasional floods exacerbating […]

Bulbs ban to save 300 megawatts per month

By Pamenus Tuso Zimbabwe is set to save over 300 megawatts of power monthly following government’s ban of the manufacturing and selling of high energy consuming bulbs or lighting products. In a bid to address the country’s worsening power shortages, the government banned incandescent bulbs on 1 May this year under Statutory Instrument 21 of […]