Sweden collaborates with Zimbabwe to promote green economy

By Wallace Mawire Sweden through the Swedish Embassy in Harare is collaborating with a number of partners to create a green economy and transition Zimbabwe to a society built on sustainable environmental solutions. A green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities and aims for sustainable development […]

Solar traffic lights reduce accidents in Masvingo

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Zimbabwe’s southern city of Masvingo has been commended for installing solar traffic lights in the city thereby reducing accidents at an intersection that had become a black spot. Masvingo had two traffic lights near the police station and Edgars Stores before installation of the solar ones at the corner of Robert Mugabe […]

Intense efforts to harness wind energy underway

By Lungelo Ndhlovu The Zimbabwean government is intensifying harnessing of wind power to generate electricity as part of its efforts to promote the use of environmentally friendly energy technologies. According to Tobias Mudzingwa, engineer for renewable energies with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (ZERA), preliminary wind mapping studies to identify areas suitable for wind energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Renewable energy products demand rises

DEMAND for renewable energy products is on the increase in Zimbabwe as many people seek cheaper forms of power, an industry social has said. Genking Solar Services director, Mr Kingston Makuwe, said renewable energy was cheaper than grid electricity adding that his company was making good business from selling solar energy products. The company deals […]

Thermo bags solution to saving energy

By Watmore Makokoba Achieving energy sufficiency is not only about ensuring access but nurturing a culture of saving power, says entrepreneur Jennifer Ropafadzo Gororo. Promotion of energy efficiency at household and commercial level is therefore critical. Motivated by a desire to contribute towards energy sufficiency in the country, Jennifer adopted an idea that is now […]