Farmers turn to renewable solar energy

By Brian Nkiwane Persistent power cuts (load Shedding) introduced by the power utility company Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) that are running close to 16 hours per day, coupled by ever rising fuel prices,  have negatively affected production in all sectors of the economy including irrigations schemes. ZESA has attributed the power cuts to depleting water […]

Solar energy key to improved pass rates –MP 

By Philemon Jambaya Zimbabwe’s Gutu South Member of   Parliament Pupurai Togarepi recently called for government to embrace the use of solar energy within the education sector  saying it will improve the pass rate among rural communities. In an exclusive interview with this publication, Togarepi said Zimbabwe was endowed with good climatic conditions that could […]

Cabinet receive report on renewable energy

Cabinet received a report on the national renewable energy policy on Tuesday that seeks to improve the electricity problems the country is facing. Addressing the media during the 28th Cabinet Decision Matrix, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa said: “Cabinet received a report on the national renewable energy policy which […]

Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power

SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. A consortium of 35 sugarcane farmers at Mapanza sugarcane estate […]

Consortium finances access to solar energy

EFFORTS to promote access to renewable energy in the African continent have received an investment boost of U$18 million from a consortium of lenders. D.light, a pioneering manufacturer and provider of solar power products, has secured the funding. The financing will be used to further grow D.light’s operations across Africa. It will enable the company […]

Clean energy most feasible remedy to Zambia’s power woes

ZAMBIA’S energy crisis, an impediment to government’s economic diversification plans, tells an all-too-familiar irony in most parts of the continent: crippling deficits despite abundant sources of renewable energy sources. This is because of an over-reliance on hydro-power. Thus, as the Zambian government initiates efforts to diversify the economy from an over-dependence on mining (mainly copper), […]

Take control of energy usage with LG’s residential solar offerings

In conjunction with North America’s Smart Energy Week, LG Electronics (LG) is underscoring its role as a top player within the U.S. residential solar market at the 2019 Solar Power International Conference. LG continues to transform today’s solar landscape, offering precision-manufactured and high-efficiency solar panels and an innovative Energy Storage System (ESS) for homeowners who […]

Solar energy to the rescue in cyclone-hit Chimanimani

By Pamenus Tuso Gas and solar energy have filled the electricity generation gap in the Cyclone Idai hit districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province. Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique were hit by the deadly tropical Cyclone which destroyed bridges, roads and electricity lines among other devastating infrastructural damages. According to the United Nations, […]

Solar energy fortunes for the elderly

By Pamenus Tuso The lives of elderly people in Sizinda and Tshabalala high density suburbs in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo is  set to significantly  improve following the setting up  of a solar driven horticulture irrigation scheme in the area by a local organisation ,Trace the Fortune of the  Elderly (Trace). The project which is […]

Farmers urged to swop wood with solar to cure tobacco and prevent deforestation

By Lungelo Ndhlovu TOBACCO farmers across Zimbabwe should resort to solar energy systems to smoke their plants and stop cutting trees, as that has contributed to alarming levels of deforestation, a government official has said. According to the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe (FCZ), 330,000 hectares of forests are lost annually due to human activities such […]