Harava solar project shines light on Zim

Moves to finalise the construction of the 20MW Harava Solar Project (HSP), a few kilometres south-east of the capital, have shown a good example of how it is possible for Zimbabwe to tap into green energy. Despite the difficult operating environment, Zimbabwe is pushing by all means necessary to complete solar energy power plants, as […]

Harava solar project nears completion

Construction of the 20MW Harava Solar Project is now 70 percent complete and expected to start feeding into the national grid at Dema substation in two months time, giving Zesa Holdings extra energy to supply several thousands of households. The ground-mounted solar station in Seke Rural District will provide clean energy in daylight hours. However, […]

Zimbabwe tourism sector shifts to sustainable energy to boost industry

By Nkosilathi Sibanda To operators in the resort areas of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and Binga, in Matabeleland North Province, have opted to harness solar energy as well as energy saving lighting to offset incessant power outages that have affected businesses for a long time now. This comes in the wake of calls for adoption of […]

Editorial Comment: Renewable energy policies vital for power sustenance

The launch of the National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP) and the Bio-fuels Policy of Zimbabwe represents a major milestone in our country’s efforts to catalyse the transition to renewable energy — a key step in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7, which seeks to ensure universal energy access to all. It is […]

Communicating climate change using environmental games at schools

The effective communication of climate risks need to be nurtured at a very tender age and the school is, first and foremost, the first point of call, without undermining the role played by the home, of course. Environmental games, which are an element of play contribute to communicating the milestone of science and climate change […]

Local communities and forest rights for environmental sustainability

Local communities and community leaders, as custodians of nature, ought to play a sustainable role in forest conservation, ownership, governance and rights. This is significant for the establishment of long term community livelihoods and resilient goals. Forest rights enable local communities to be in charge of their forest resources, products and non-forest products and market […]

10MW solar power for national grid

Over 10 megawatt peak (MW) of electricity will soon be added to the national grid after Distributed Power Africa (DPA) announced plans to install solar power stations within the next 12 months In emailed responses to NewsDay recently, DPA development executive, Remeredzai Kuhudzai said the organisation would supervise and train the local workforce during the […]

The world will fight climate change with or without the U.S. – Kofi Annan

The world will fight climate change with or without the U.S. – Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has implored the world to continue the fight against climate change despite the United States’ decision to backtrack on its agreements. The founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation in his keynote address at […]