Watergate Apartments | 114.48 kW | Cape Town, South Africa

Generating Solar Power

About this project

Mitchell’s Plain is a South African suburb originally built by the apartheid government in the 1970s to house victims of forced removals in the City of Cape Town. Today, in post-apartheid South Africa, Mitchelle’s Plain has grown into a diverse, bustling community and faces an urgent need for safe, affordable housing.

Watergate Apartments, located within Watergate Estate, is a first-of-a-kind development built to address this need. The complex is designed with the utmost regard for the safety, quality of life and community-oriented living of its residents. It includes state-of-the-art security, communal gardens, children’s play areas and easy access to public transport. The mixed-use project includes 897 homes as well as a thriving retail complex.

Impact and benefits

This is a unique social impact opportunity as the first Sun Exchange solar project powering an affordable housing complex.

The developer’s desire to install solar is driven by the vision of making Watergate Estate a model of sustainable urban living that inspires pride among residents, as well as a desire to reduce energy costs and relay savings to the families and individuals who inhabit the complex.


Are you connected to the sun?

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

218,520.92 kWh

Energy generated

Forecast: 191,450.52 kWh

225,076.55 kg CO2

Carbon reduced

a year

Generating power


Solar cells connected


Members generating

Estimate earnings and impact

Match: 90.00 ZAR
Match: 7.840 kWh
1st year income rate per kWh (Gross)
8.94 ZAR
1st year income for cells (Gross)*
275.67 ZAR
Total 20 year income for cells (Net)*
* Estimate
IMPower Pty Ltd
Watergate Apartments
African Parks Network