Spar Supermarket | 148.92 kW | Touwsrivier, South Africa

Generating Solar Power

About this project

Touwsrivier Spar is the fourth supermarket in the global retail franchise to be going solar through Sun Exchange. Touwsrivier is located at 770m elevation, between the Hex River Mountains and the Great Karoo desert. Just outside of the town is the second largest Concentrated Solar plant in the world, proof that this town is an optimal location from which to source income from solar cells for the next 20 years.

Impact and benefits

Buying and leasing solar cells to this supermarket will reduce their operating overheads, improve job security and help keep food costs low. In return the supermarket has agreed to pay you for every kWh your solar cells produce for the next two decades. You’ll also make a positive environmental and social impact to an area that is especially vulnerable to climate change.

For each of our projects we nominate a charity for cell owners to optionally donate a portion of their income to. We have chosen the ‘Overberg Fire Prevention Association’ that works in education on and preventing bushfires.

Are you connected to the sun?

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

244,124.71 kWh

Energy generated

Forecast: 419,047.00 kWh

251,448.45 kg CO2

Carbon reduced

2 years

Generating power


Solar cells connected


Members generating

Estimate earnings and impact

Match: 87.00 ZAR
Match: 7.250 kWh
1st year income rate per kWh (Gross)
9.30 ZAR
1st year income for cells (Gross)*
267.58 ZAR
Total 20 year income for cells (Net)*
* Estimate