Category archives for: Solar & wind

MTN recovers batteries in crackdown against thieves

Site batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has in the past week recovered cellphone tower batteries worth almost R1 million, thanks to the involvement of police, security personnel and ordinary South Africans. This follows recent focused attention on the theft of equipment at its sites. The positive developments are complemented by the arrest of […]

Clean energy most feasible remedy to Zambia’s power woes

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from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – ZAMBIA’S energy crisis, an impediment to government’s economic diversification plans, tells an all-too-familiar irony in most parts of the continent: crippling deficits despite abundant sources of renewable energy sources. This is because of an over-reliance on hyro-power. Thus, as the Zambian government initiates efforts to […]

MTN worst hit by rising battery theft

Site batteries

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has lost 125 batteries last week amid a surge in theft and vandalism at cell phone towers across the country. This is an increase from 74 batteries stolen from its sites the week before. Recent data shows MTN had 733 batteries stolen from its sites across the […]

Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power

Sugar cane farmers in Chiredzi, Lowveld, Zimbabwe turn to solar energy

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. […]

Consortium finances access to solar energy

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by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EFFORTS to promote access to renewable energy in the African continent have received an investment boost of U$18 million from a consortium of lenders. D.light, a pioneering manufacturer and provider of solar power products, has secured the funding. The financing will be used to further grow D.light’s operations […]

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