Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies
Project Opportunities and Barriers
Zimbabwe Country Study

Table of Contents

Acronyms
List of contents
Executive summary

CHAPTER 1 : ZIMBABWE'S ENERGY SITUATION
1.1 Energy overview
1.2 Sectoral energy use
1.4 Renewable energy potential in Zimbabwe
1.5 Solar PV
1.6 Solar Water heaters
1.7 Biogas
1.8 Bagasse based cogeneration
1.9 Briquetting and gasification
1.10 Micro and minihydro
1.11 Wind energy

CHAPTER 2 : ASSESSMENT OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY SECTOR POLICIES
2.1 Energy supply policy
2.2 Key end-use management instruments
2.3 Energy supply policy
2.4 Policy implementation - approach and capacity
2.5 Legal, financial and institutional mechanisms with reference to RETs

CHAPTER 3 : HISTORICAL INITIATIVES ON RETS
3.1 The UNDP GEF PV project
3.2 The GTZ funded PV pumping project
3.3 UNIDO gasification project
3.4 The JICA assessment of PV market in Zimbabwe
3.5 The UNDP-Dutch funded FINESSE project
3.6 Designing and development of a wind turbine
3.7 The GTZ funded jatropha project
3.8 Microhydro potential in the eastern highlands
3.9 Solar water heater project
3.10 The doe woodstoves project
3.11 The global wind pump evaluation programme
3.12 Temaruru windpower project.
3.13 The doe solar cookers project
3.14 Solar dryers project

CHAPTER 4 : BARRIERS TO RETS IN ZIMBABWE 29
4.1 Methodology of this study
4.2 Barrier analysis
4.3 Economic barriers
4.4 Financial barriers
4.5 Technology barriers
4.6 Social barriers
4.7 Institutional barriers
4.8 Discussion of barriers at final project workshop
4.9 Assessment of national sustainable development policies
4.9 Barrier removal actions

CHAPTER 5 : PROFILES OF CANDIDATE RETS PROJECTS
5.1 Entrepreneur business and technical skills development in renewable energy
5.2 Country strategy on renewable energy technologies
5.3 Development of house-based solar power generation scheme
5.4 Development of affordable solar cookers for both rural and urban users
5.5 African windpower powervision project proposal
5.6 Biomass users network project proposal
5.7 Department of energy project proposal
5.8 Southern centre project

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