Tesla’s batteries provide a way of ensuring Zimbabwe mobile customers aren’t left in the dark

The National | Sep 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Zimbabwe may be an accidental pioneer and become the world’s first off-grid economy, as people, business and even state departments turn to solar panels and battery packs to keep the lights on.
  • The Powerwalls will be installed by Distributed Power Africa, a Zimbabwe-based company specialising in solar-battery installations.
  • In South Africa, batteries are being stolen at such a rate from cellphone towers that MTN, the largest mobile provider in southern Africa, has permanently closed 53 base stations and put another 89 on hold.