ZERA announces seven new solar PV projects

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has announced that seven solar PV projects totaling 66.6 MW are presently in advanced stages of construction and are anticipated to be grid-connected by the end of this year…

This includes the country’s largest solar plant under development – a 25 MW project in Matabeleland North province.All six projects have signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with an undisclosed electric utility. Plum Solar has a 20-year PPA whereas the rest of the contracts are all for 25 years. The 5 MW Wartrail Power Plant in Bulilimamangwe, Matabeleland South province, is one of the projects currently under construction by Plum Solar. SolGas also intends to construct a 5 MW facility in Hwange, Matabeleland North province.Meanwhile, in Gwanda, Matabeleland South province, Richaw Solar Tech is building the 5 MW Sunset Technologies Solar Park. In Seke, Mashonaland East province, a 20 MW Harava Solar Park is being constructed. In Matebeleland North’s Hwange District, Power Ventures. is constructing a 25 MW Chidobe-Mizpah plant. Guruve Solar Park is also building a 5 MW solar park in Guruve, Mashonaland Central region. The seventh project in Zimbabwe is a 0.5 MW hybrid solar-diesel project that is currently under construction. In Mashonaland East, Kefalos Cheese Products is constructing the project.

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