No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too

No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too!!! We are used to solar panels which can harvest power from sunlight during the day. But how about a new type of solar cell that is able to generate power from raindrops, even when the rain falls in the middle of the night? Yes, … Continue reading "No sun? No problem — this solar panel harvests energy from raindrops, too"

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Govt orders use of solar geysers

Govt orders use of solar geysers GOVERNMENT will, in the next two weeks, introduce legislation to compel households to use solar-powered geysers, as it moves to regulate electricity consumption. Speaking yesterday in Harare at the official ground-breaking ceremony of constructing the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority’s new headquarters in Mt Pleasant, Energy and Power Development permanent … Continue reading "Govt orders use of solar geysers"

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ChiNT heads to Zim for Gwanda solar

A HIGH-powered delegation from Chinese electrical engineering giant, CHiNT Electric, is expected in Harare this week for high level discussions with Government and Zesa aimed at unlocking funding for the 100-megawatt Gwanda solar project. This comes as it emerged that President Mnangagwa’s recent State visit to China, his first outbound trip out of Africa, had … Continue reading "ChiNT heads to Zim for Gwanda solar"

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Zimbabwe: Econet Msasa, Graniteside to Be Powered By Solar

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s offices in Msasa and Graniteside will be powered by solar energy by year end following the launch of Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a renewable energy-focused subsidiary of parent company, the Econet Group. DPA is a renewable energy company that currently offers solar energy installations for corporates at zero start-up cost. DPA business … Continue reading "Zimbabwe: Econet Msasa, Graniteside to Be Powered By Solar"

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Solar windows could one day collect electricity for skyscrapers

Solar windows could one day collect electricity for skyscrapers The sides of a towering skyscraper are covered with windows that glint in the sun on a clear day. Imagine if all those windows could be used to collect energy. It’s not just a fantasy. Several companies are creating windows that convert solar energy into electricity. … Continue reading "Solar windows could one day collect electricity for skyscrapers"

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Small is beautiful, says UK’s largest solar fund

Small is beautiful, says UK’s largest solar fund Competition to acquire large solar sites is driving the UK’s largest listed solar investment fund to look for portfolios of smaller developments. Posting interim results, Next Energy Solar Fund (NESF) said its total operational portfolio now stands at 539MW, with the company hopeful of adding a further … Continue reading "Small is beautiful, says UK’s largest solar fund"

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