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https://www.herald.co.zw/scramble-for-solar-power-plants/

Farirai Machivenyika Senior ReporterThree independent power producers have applied to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) for licences to establish solar power plants that will add about 100MW to the national grid. The three include Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited, which seeks to establish a 1MW photovoltaic rooftop power plant at its premises in Harare; Lumigar Solar …

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Econet injects $250m in renewable energy

BY MISHMA CHAKANYUKA ECONET Zimbabwe says it has invested about $23 million in clean energy projects through its Distributed Power Africa (DPA) unit. The company has an ambitious plan to spend $250 million in clean energy. The business primarily focuses on rooftop solar power systems for commercial and industrial customers. DPA has signed up several …

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The future is distributed energy, according to solar expert

Exclusive interview with African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa brand ambassador Frank Spencer, Business Development Renewables Manager (Solar PV EPC) at CONCO Energy Solutions. Let’s start with some highlights of your career in the energy industry so far?I’ve been fortunate to be part of the Renewables landscape in South Africa and Southern Africa since the early 2000s. We built some …

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Off-grid solar in Africa gets $224 million World Bank lift

The World Bank has agreed to bolster the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) with access to $225 million in cash and credit. The project improves off-grid access to electricity through standalone solar systems in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel including Benin, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, …

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