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Zimbabwe Launches Solar Energy Policy

Zimbabwe's government has launched a solar energy campaign as it battles to find a solution to its perennial power shortages.  Through increased use of solar, the government hopes to cut residential power usage by 40 percent.   Energy Minister Samuel Undenge announced the policy Wednesday, a week after state power utility Zesa restricted most homes to six hours of electricity per day. Much of Zimbabwe's power comes from the Lake Kariba hydro plant.  The...

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