The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) said that 4 026,4MWh of electricity are expected to be added to the national grid from solar projects within the next three months.
Further, ZERA has to date licensed 41 solar projects with an estimated total capacity of 1 284.57MW.
This was said by ZERA acting chief executive officer, Eddington Mazambani. He said:
At the moment, one solar power plant is adding 2,5MW into the national grid.
We are expecting an additional 4 026,4MWh to be added from solar projects within the next three months.
… We have licenced 41 solar projects and they have an estimated total capacity of 1 284,57 MW.
Three licenced solar power plants are now at an operational stage with a total capacity of 4,33MW and two from these three are operating for own consumption.
The 38 licenced solar power plants are not yet operational with a total capacity of 1 280,24 MW.
Various solar projects are in the process of being implemented across the country. Some of these are the 22MW Harava Solar farm in Seke District and the Mutepfe Solar project (8KW).