Author: Maloon Dahwa

Wind/Solar Hybrid potential in Zimbabwe

The world is facing a major threat of fast depletion of the fossil fuel reserves and highly polluting our environment. Most of the present energy demand is met by fossil and nuclear power plants. A small part is met by renewable energy technologies such as the wind, hydro, solar, biomass, geothermal etc. As per the law of conservation of energy, “Energy can neither be created, nor be destroyed, but it can only be converted from one form to another”. Most of the research now is about how to conserve the energy and how to utilize the energy in a better way. Research has also been into the development of reliable and robust systems to harness energy from nonconventional energy resources. Among them, the wind and solar power sources have experienced a remarkably rapid growth in the past 10 years. Both are pollution free sources of abundant power. All renewable energy sources have drawbacks. Wind and solar sources are dependent on unpredictable factors such as weather and climatic conditions. Due to both sources’ complementary nature, some of these problems can be overcome, the weaknesses of one with the strengths of the other hence making Hybrid solar-wind energy stations advantageous. Solar energy is energy from the Sun. It is renewable, inexhaustible and environmental pollution free. By adopting the appropriate technology for the concerned geographical location, we can extract a large amount...

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Young Africa Zimbabwe offers Solar Technology Courses

The mission of YA is to empower young people through vocational and technical skills training combined with life skills and entrepreneurship training. Accordingly, we integrate vocational skills training in market-related technical, commercial and agricultural trades, small enterprise development services and life skills education. As of January 2017 Young Africa will be offering Solar Technology courses. The course will focus on Design, Installation and Maintenance of Solar systems. The introduction of this course has been necessitated by the growing number of people who are installing solar panels but without proper training and knowledge of the fundamentals of Photo-voltaics hence facilitating...

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