REAZ is an independent, non- governmental and non-profit making organisation. The mandate of REAZ is to facilitate the sustainable development and uptake of Renewable Energy Technologies in Zimbabwe to the benefit of its members, stakeholders and consumers. 
 
REAZ was formed at a ZERA Net Metering Workshop on 5th of February 2014 after the stakeholders identified that there was an increase in demand for energy and power products and services. Also, the market had experienced an increased interest in renewable energy increase in the number of players. REAZ was formed for all the energy stakeholders to speak with one voice. A Constitution was crafted and approved at an EGM on the 29th of January 2016 and a substantive Committee was elected at the same meeting.
 
REAZ is a member of the Global Off Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA). REAZ also partnered with Power for All a ‘global campaign to promote distributed energy’ and outreach Programmes were carried out in Harare, Gweru, Mutare, Masvingo & Bulawayo and these were done in partnership with Ministry of Energy and Power Development. REAZ has over 20 members to date 
 
 

REAZ Core Activities

Promoting quality in the renewable energy sector

Supporting the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority(ZERA), Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) and others to develop harmonized quality standards.

Capacity-building

Engaging universities and training institutions to develop talent for the sector through providing training, developing certification schemes and supporting curriculum development.

Awareness

Working with the Ministry of Energy to design and deliver public awareness campaigns that help to create trust and demand and promote quality.

Policy

Providing support to policy-makers, to assist with the design of the Green Fund and other initiatives intended to help the DRE private sector to deliver energy access. Renewable energy lobbying and advocacy to improve the business environment and encourage adoption.

Market Intelligence

Helping to develop a market intelligence/ sector performance reporting mechanism by undertaking original research to share the latest developments in the industry.

Networking, Business Linkages and Coordination

To facilitate and encourage synergies between various activities e.g. programs, projects and/or initiatives in the renewable energy field.