Editorial Comment: Monitoring solar energy projects important

Solar power is a practical solution for Zimbabwe, not only because we have high levels of sunshine, but also because we can, in effect, store solar power using Lake Kariba. So as more and more solar stations are added to the grid they can take an even higher percentage of the daylight load, allowing Zesa […]

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 […]

US$88m for Chiredzi 90MW solar plant

A LOCAL consortium, Triangle Solar System (TSS), plans to invest US$88,1 million building a 90MW solar power plant in Chiredzi. The planned project was recently approved by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) and electrical installation will be located about 12 kilometres west of the TSS headquarters, ZBC news reported this week. The solar power […]

Renewable energy market open to IPPs

Zimbabwe is facing acute electricity shortages arising from low water levels in Kariba Dam and lack of regular refurbishment of thermal power plants. Apart from expanding Hwange Thermal Station, which should feed 600MW into the grid on completion from next year, Government is promoting power generation from renewable energy sources, especially solar. Our Deputy News […]