Zimbabwe has more people living in energy poverty now than 20 years ago. Political instability in the country has caused many facilities to go partially or completely offline in recent years, and there have been no new developments in the energy generation sector since 1988. Urban electrification is currently 80% and rural electrification is 21%, with 71% of the population reliant on biomass. There is enormous potential for solar energy and the government passed a solar policy in 2016, but low foreign investment has limited the growth of this sector. Investment in other clean energy technologies and improved cooking technologies is also very low.