Old Mutual set to install 650kW solar plant as it goes green

By Bernard Mpofu Insurance giant Old Mutual Zimbabwe in partnership with Easy Power Limited has invested US$2, 5 million towards a 650 kilowatts (kW) ground-mounted solar plant at its Mutual Gardens property in Harare as the group goes green to provide clean energy to meet the electricity needs of its office complex. Speaking during the […]

Zimbabwe’s renewable energy sector fails to attract international investors

By Lungelo Ndhlovu  To help develop Zimbabwe’s socio-economic development, foreign missions in the country have stepped up efforts to initiate and fund renewable energy projects as an alternative to fossil fuels which are harmful to the environment and people. Recently, the United States Embassy in Zimbabwe funded a solar-powered project at Esigodini District Hospital, in […]

Total accelerates drive to lower carbon emissions

By Bernard Mpofu Total oil company scaled new heights as the first energy company in Zimbabwe to commission a solar-powered service station as the global energy firm rolls out its renewable energy plan in 57 countries in its bid to reduce carbon emissions. Zimbabwe is facing erratic power supplies due to antiquated power generation equipment, […]

Bulawayo solar traffic lights vandalised

By Pamenus Tuso Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo City Council has expressed deep concern over the rampant vandalisation of solar traffic lights in Bulawayo Zimbabwe’s second largest city about 500km from the capital, Harare. Addressing journalists in the city recently, the city’s director of Engineering Services, Simela Dube, said all the six solar traffic lights in the city […]

Horticulture exporter mulls solar energy  as power cuts affect output

By Bernard Mpofu Zimbabwe Stock Exchange agro-based company, Ariston, says it is studying the feasibility of installing a solar plant at its largest tea growing estate after raising concerns that sales would suffer due to the current power cuts, casting a chill on its export earnings.  Local firms and domestic consumers of electricity are enduring […]

Zim diamond miner turns to hybrid energy model 

By Bernard Mpofu State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamonds Company (ZCDC) says it is considering adopting a hybrid power supply model to ease the rolling power outages that affected the mine’s output in the past, officials at the mine told GreenEnergy Zimbabwe. The southern African nation is experiencing intermittent power cuts that have resulted in overheads skyrocketing. […]

Growing calls for fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty for Africa

By Lungelo Ndhlovu Renewables such as solar, hydro, gas (bio-gas) will power Africa’s energy future, but the spread of coal’s usage is still rising, energy experts worry. The rise of fossil fuels as a major threat to human wellbeing and safety was reflected in the January 2020 Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum […]

Misa Zimbabwe goes solar

By Pamenus Tuso The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe Chapter has “solarised” its Harare offices in a move that will improve the organisation’s service efficiency as a media freedom advocacy and lobby entity. Misa has been relying heavily on a fuel-powered generator for its energy due to the incessant electricity outages. This situation […]

MISA Zimbabwe goes solar 

By Pamenus Tuso The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe Chapter) has ‘solarised’ its Harare offices in a move that will improve the organisation’s service efficiency as a media freedom advocacy and lobby entity. MISA has been relying heavily on a fuel-powered generator for its energy due to the incessant electricity outages. This situation […]

Invest in sustainable energy sources’

Nyasha Chingono, Recently In Rabat, Morroco ENERGY expert Kwabena Addo Pambour says African leaders lack the political will to invest in sustainable energy sources, a situation that has led to crippling power cuts across the continent with some countries, like Zimbabwe, going for 18 hours daily without electricity. Speaking on the sidelines of the Africa […]