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Shoprite stores SA appoints Econet subsidiary to install solar

Some months ago, the Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa expressed his view that DPA, a subsidiary of the Econet group would grow to be bigger than its other sister companies notably Liquid and Econet Wireless (the telco). Looks like DPA (Distributed Power Africa) is energised to do exactly that. Deal with Shoprite The solar company has […]


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 […]


Econet subsidiary DPA cancels 10 MW solar deal in SA

A setback for solar in Africa


Govt to give solar investors 5-year tax break

Alright, alright, alright…


Liquid Telecom completes East to West Africa fibre link

Adding on to it’s 70 000kms of fibre across the continent.


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.


Technikari with Norman Moyo, CEO of Distributed Power Africa (DPA)

Technikari Distributed Power Africa (DPA) special episode with, Norman Moyo the company’s Chief Executive Officer


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.


Econet subsidiary installs electric vehicle charging stations across Zimbabwe

Econet subsidiary Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has begun installing electric vehicle charging stations across Zimbabwe with the first in Msasa (Harare


Distributed Power Africa secures US$20 million investment

We recently covered Distributed Power Africa’s (DPA) investment with Mettle Solar to build a solar plant for Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Data Centre. Well, DPA has announced that it has secured an investment of its own. The renewable energy company will receive a US$20 million investment from Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH). Royal Bafokeng Holdings is […]


DPA & Mettle Solar invest US$1.2 million into East Africa Data Centre solar plant

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) and Mettle Solar have finalised a US$1.2 million investment to install a 1MW solar plant for Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi Kenya. A brief background on the players in the deal Distributed Power Africa (DPA) We have covered DPA here on a few occasions. The company has […]


BancABC Partners DPA Africa To Provide Loans For Solar Installations

The chronic load shedding is now pushing people to turn to solar energy as a alternative means to power up their homes on a daily basis. With that in mind, BancABC has struck a deal with Distributed Power Africa (DPA) to provide loans to people who want to go off-the-grid with home solar solutions. Power […]


DPA To Partner French Company And Deploy Hybrid Energy In African Markets

Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Global, and EDF (Électicité De France) a world leading electricity company, are partnering to jointly develop Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and hybrid energy solutions to the African market. The collaboration is expected to focus on the development of distributed-energy solutions based on solar panels associated with […]


Econet Commisions A 466KW Solar Power Plant

It’s official, Econet is really serious to push its solar energy bet. Yesterday, the company commissioned a 466kW solar power plant at its Willowvale complex in Harare. Through its business unit, Distributed Power Africa (DPA), Econet is pushing for people and companies to get off the grid and make solar their primary energy source. Speaking […]