39 solar power projects approved for development in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has processed 39 solar power projects that have capacity to generate up 1,151.87 MW, as the country moves towards renewable energy to increase capacity.

The projects are expected to require an investment of over $2.3 B.

Three of the projects are at concept or pre-feasibility stage, and have capacity to generate 111 MW.

Twenty-two of the solar projects are at feasibility and technical studies’ level and have capacity to generate 885.1 MW. While three projects, with capacity to generate 70 MW, are at feasibility or proof of bankability stage.

An additional three projects are at funding stage and can generate up to 53.3 MW when concluded. There are currently two projects at construction stage with capacity to feed 25 MW into the national grid when completed.

The six operational solar projects are delivering 7.47 MW into the grid.

Source: ESI Africa