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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Energy:Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar energy


  • Renewable energy source.
  • Plentiful and inexhaustible.
  • Very clean.
  • Relatively cheap.
  • Can power vehicles.
  • Suitable even in remote areas.
  • High energy output.
  • No pollutions associated with it.


  • Expensive for poor rural communities.
  • Affected by high incidence of cloud cover.
  • Difficult and expensive to store.

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