At least 300 000 rural households are set to be solar-powered under a $4 million facility
Modelled around the prepaid system, this is set to complement the rural electrification programme and bridge the energy gap between rural and urban communities.
Speaking at the launch of the project at Mamina Business Centre in Mhondoro, Mashonaland West Minister of State Cde Faber Chidarikire said it will help in safeguarding the environment.
“The product will go a long way in the conservation of our environment. That is, forest conservation and reduction of pollution from burning kerosene,” he said.
“It is relevant to the nation’s energy policy as it responds to some of the policy’s objectives, which are increased access to affordable energy services to all citizens, including rural communities.”