Econet Wireless has chosen Zimbabwe as its first commercial site for its highly acclaimed solar powered 'home power station'

Econet Wireless has chosen Zimbabwe as its first commercial site for its highly acclaimed solar powered 'Home Power Station'

The award winning system, which was invented by Econet Wireless engineers in South Africa, has received global recognition for innovation, and has been reported on by some of the leading media in the world.

Until now Econet Solar, the company set up to promote the invention has been running field trials in South Africa's Kwazulu Natal province, but now the team has began to work on commercial field trials.

Econet Solar, CEO Mr Luc Tanoh said that the Zimbabwean commercial field trials are the next big step before full commercial service.

“We are now ready for commercial field trials with selected customers in Zimbabwe, which is our first commercial site,” he said.

Mr Tanoh said the solar powered Home Power Station is a “truly remarkable product, and will change the lives of millions of people who have no access to the electricity grid.'”

Econet Solar plans to roll out the service in every African country and intends to licence other cell phone companies to use its technology.

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