The Role of Renewable Energy in the Electricity Industry in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe has an abundance of the renewable energy sources yet it is facing chronic energy and capacity shortages, leading to the country relying on imported power, having load shedding and having blackouts. This paper discusses the renewable energy power potential, the role renewable energy resources can play to alleviate these problems and the policy options and instruments that can be used to promote renewable energy technologies. The study found out that Renewable Energy Technologies are cost-competitive to conventional energy sources in several applications. The major barriers to the deployment of the technologies are discussed and possible solutions proposed.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 62-64)

Edited by:

Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode, A.I. Igbafe and B.U. Anyata

Pages:

495-505

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.62-64.495

Citation:

C. Mbohwa and B. Siso, "The Role of Renewable Energy in the Electricity Industry in Zimbabwe", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 62-64, pp. 495-505, 2009

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February 2009

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