- Published on 11 October 2017
There is a wave of applications by potential investors to invest in solar energy generation, amid indications that the lower generation costs for the renewable energy source – compared to hydro-electricity – is the major attraction.
In recent weeks, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has been running adverts to notify the nation of firms that have applied to invest in solar energy. Several companies – including the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) – have applied to start solar power generation projects. The biggest project has been applied for by ZPC, which wants to set up three solar power plants – each with 100MW capacity – to be situated in Gwanda, Matobo and Munyati. ZPC wants to construct, own, operate and maintain the proposed 100 MW Insukamini solar photovoltaic power plant at Valindre Farm of Matobo district, Matabeleland South Province. (Sunday Mail)