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ZERA calls for anyone involved in the electric vehicle industry to join registry

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) released a statement calling on anyone participating in the electric vehicle market to join a registry that will allow the authority to disseminate industry information. ZERA’s statement reads as follows : PUBLIC NOTICE Provisional Registration of Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Importers, Dealers, Technicians and Charging Station Installers The […]


Econet’s solar company DPA has secured a deal with Total to power its service stations

Econet Group’s solar subsidiary Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has announced that it has secured a deal with Total Zimbabwe to install solar panels at 15 of its service stations. “We are excited that businesses are taking such big steps towards adopting renewable energy, and we look forward to a great collaboration with Total Zimbabwe as […]


Econet subsidiary DPA partners with Huawei on battery technology

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has partnered up with Huawei Technologies to deliver the latter’s Smart Energy Fusion solution to be used in hybrid solar solutions for the African market. The partnership will increase and enhance DPA’s product offering by providing improved storage and the company hopes this will increase the uptake of their reliable commercial […]


ZESA tariffs are expected to keep going up

It looks like the 30% increase to everyone electricity bill is but one of more we will see this year. According to Minister for Energy Zhemu Soda ZESA tariffs are going to keep going up. “In order for us to achieve what we are envisioning, that is to provide adequate power and sustainable electricity, there […]


Brace yourselves for load shedding says ZESA

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has, in a circular to customers, announced that the nation should brace itself for load shedding due to technical faults at Hwange as well as depressed supply from South Africa. ZESA’s statement on load shedding reads as follows: ZESA HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD POWER SUPPLY UPDATE – DEPRESSED POWER SUPPLY […]


New ZESA tariffs show a 30% increase in price

A couple of days ago we reported that ZESA tariffs were projected to go up by about as much as 25%. Well… according to Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) circular, effective (May 26th, 2021), the price of ZESA has gone up by 30%! Raised ZESA tariffs vs old prices Band Old Price (ZWL$/kWh)(Inclusive […]


ZESA tariffs to go up by about 25%

Whoever said the only two things assured in life were death and taxes clearly wasn’t factoring in Zimbabweans. To that old saying, I think we can add ZESA Tariffs because we have seen a steady escalation of costs over last year. Most notably was the back to back 50% ZESA tariff hike we were all […]


ZESA token purchases will not be working Thursday evening

Buy early if you need to.


Econet subsidiary DPA cancels 10 MW solar deal in SA

A setback for solar in Africa


Another dark winter ahead for Zimbabwe

Hello darkness my old friend…


Zim’s Nhimbe Fresh completes US$1.4 mil solar crowd sale

Biggest solar crowd sale on the continent


Renewable energy startups, check out this US$1.2 mil fund

looks like a fantastic opportunity.


Govt to give solar investors 5-year tax break

Alright, alright, alright…


You can now report ZESA faults on WhatsApp in Harare

It won’t do much for response times but atleast it’s now there…


Will Zimbabwe be part of the 1 Gigawatt Solar Club by 2030?

AFSIA put out a report on the state of solar in Africa and it brought about the plausibility of Zimbabwe being a 1 gigawatt solar power producer by 2030.


SA is ready to manufacture & sell hydrogen fuel technology

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the country is ready to Manufacture and sell Hydrogen Fuel Technology.


Technikari with Simbarashe Mangena, from the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ)

On this episode of Technikari, we are joined by Simabarashe Mangena a Nuclear Engineer from the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe.


ZESA beware, solar is now cheaper than Eskom power

ZESA better be on the look out because Eskom’s rates are being undercut by the emerging off-grid/grid-tied solar movement.


You can now buy ZESA tokens in the diaspora via Senditoo

You can now buy ZESA tokens for your family and friends back home in Zimbabwe through Senditoo.


ZERA introduces e-licenses for the petroleum sector

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has said in a statement that players in the petroleum sector will now receive e-licenses.


ZESA warns of possible load shedding due to fault at Hwange Power Station

ZESA has announced that there is a technical fault at Hwange Power station causing a limited supply of electricity.


ZESA prepaid token purchases system will be down… Again

ZESA has in a statement said that the prepaid vending system is going to be down on the 23rd and 24th of January due to a system upgrade.


Econet subsidiary DPA signs US$8 million solar system distribution deal with ZOLA Electric

Econet Subsidiary Distributed Power Africa (DPA) signed a US$8 million distribution deal with Zola Electric’s home solar systems.