EcoCash Holdings unit drives green energy adoption in Zimbabwe

Staff Writer EcoCash Holdings Zimbabwe’s banking unit, Steward Bank, is making significant strides in promoting clean energy adoption through its partnership with Distributed Power Africa. According to the company’s latest trading update, Steward Bank saw a remarkable 47% increase in green energy installations during the quarter ended May 31, 2024, compared to the previous quarter….

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Zimbabwe walks tightrope: Balancing coal reliance with renewable future

Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s energy sector faces a crossroads, with Minister of Energy Edgar Moyo acknowledging the need for renewables while grappling with the legacy of heavy investment in coal-fired power plants. Moyo’s statement, outlining the government’s aspirations for a renewables-dominant future tempered by the reality of existing infrastructure, reflects the complex challenges many developing nations…

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Unki Mine to power up with 35 MW on-site solar project

Staff Writer Anglo American (Anglo) says the on-site 35 megawatt (MW) solar project planned for its Zimbabwean unit, Unki Mine, is progressing well. According to Anglo’s 2023 sustainability report, construction for the solar plant is expected to begin in late 2024 or early 2025. The Shurugwi-based miner’s incorporation of solar power offers a promising solution,…

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Dairibord invests in solar to reduce carbon footprint

Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s largest dairy producer, Dairibord Holdings, says investments in a solar power plant for its Chipinge factory are at an advanced stage. The development highlights the dairy producer’s significant strides toward renewable energy in a move to combat climate change and reduce its environmental impact. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed dairy producer’s solar plant…

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Zimplow explores solar power

Staff Writer Zimplow Holdings (Zimplow), a major supplier of agricultural implements in Zimbabwe, is taking steps to reduce its environmental impact by focusing on energy efficiency and exploring renewable energy sources. According to the company’s recently released 2023 annual report, Zimplow is implementing measures to ensure its manufacturing operations and workshops utilise less energy. “The…

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Econet offsets power cuts with green energy investments

Staff Writer Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile network operator, announced that it is deploying renewable energy solutions to counter network disruptions caused by persistent power outages on the national grid. Power disruptions have negatively impacted service quality and network availability in the telecommunications sector. Econet’s investment in renewable energy is part of efforts…

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Proplastics solar project to be commissioned in July

Staff Writer Piping products manufacturer Proplastics anticipates commissioning its solar project by the end of July this year. Last year, the Proplastics board approved the implementation of a substantial solar generation project to mitigate the impact of ongoing and significant load shedding. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed firm said with the El-Niño-induced drought, electricity generation is…

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