Morgenster Shopping Centre | 140.8 kW | Cape Town, South Africa

Generating Solar Power

About this project

The Morgenster Shopping Centre in the Mitchell’s Plain neighbourhood of Cape Town, South Africa, was recently revamped with a vision of providing a commerce hub built on the mantra, “for the community, by the community.” That vision has been realised, with the revamped centre now serving as a safe, welcoming place where shoppers from the community can find a wide range of goods and services delivered by local entrepreneurs.

A talented hairdresser who previously worked out of her car and now has her own salon; a butcher renowned far-and-wide for his top-notch cuts of meat; a barber famous for his lightning-fast shave and haircut; a mom-and-pop print shop that has grown into a bustling business. These are just a few examples of the vibrant group of entrepreneurs who make up Morgenster Shopping Centre.

Impact and benefits

The solar installation is a direct request from shopping centre tenants to reduce electricity costs and operate more efficiently and sustainably, and to continue the community upliftment already taking place at Morgenster.


Are you connected to the sun?

Easily buy solar cells, make a positive impact and earn income generating clean energy

300,784.11 kWh

Energy generated

Forecast: 258,562.89 kWh

309,807.63 kg CO2

Carbon reduced

a year

Generating power


Solar cells connected


Members generating

Estimate earnings and impact

Match: 62.00 ZAR
Match: 5.198 kWh
1st year income rate per kWh (Gross)
6.29 ZAR
1st year income for cells (Gross)*
197.72 ZAR
Total 20 year income for cells (Net)*
* Estimate
IMPower Pty Ltd
African Parks Network