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Nhimbe Fresh, one of Zimbabwe's biggest fruit and tobacco producers, plans to solar power its cold store and packhouse facilities in a project with SA renewable energy start-up Sun Exchange, the two companies said on Tuesday.

Nhimbe Fresh said the planned 1.9MW solar farm and battery storage facility would make its business less prone to electricity shortages caused by frequent power cuts in Zimbabwe, which in some parts of the country lasted up to 18 hours earlier in 2020...

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