Financial constraints limit growth options for access to solar in Zimbabwe

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Issue 363 - 15 Feb 2018 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 5 minute read

In an economy where only 20% of the population has access to sustainable, modern energy services, even according to government data, access campaigners see considerable upside for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar solutions. The Power for All Zimbabwe advocacy group sees huge potential, but estimates the off-grid sector’s market penetration at only 3%. According to sources canvassed by African Energy, the limited availability of finance for operators and consumers is stifling the sector’s potential as Zimbabwe looks to significantly improve its services delivery in the post-Mugabe period.

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