19 May 2023

New rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations at various sites throughout the country are adding to the Shoprite Group’s growing network of solar-powered and renewable electricity installations in South Africa.

The Group’s current installed capacity of solar PV generates almost 50 million kWh annually with 174 534m2 of solar panels across 71 sites, the equivalent of 24 soccer fields. This is enough to power 4 554 households for a full year, easing pressure on the national electricity grid. 

“Renewable energy enables our stores to reduce our environmental impact, and in some cases, continue operating during power cuts.”

- Sanjeev Raghubir, Group Sustainability Manager

Rooftop solar installation. Solar rooftop installations at Shoprite Waverley in Gauteng.

Solar rooftop installation. Rooftop solar installation at Shoprite Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal.

Solar rooftop installation. Shoprite Louis Trichardt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations.

“We aim to power 25% of the Group’s operations with renewables in the next five years and to meet our science-based emission reduction targets, including net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.”

Some of the new sites and generated kWh for each site: 


System Size (kWp)         

Annual Generation (kWh)     

Shoprite Ceres, Western Cape

279 kWp 

422,197 kWh

Shoprite Primrose, Gauteng

160 kWp

250,250 kWh 

Shoprite Evander, Mpumalanga

292 kWp

519,900 kWh

Shoprite Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal 

270 kWp

409,252 kWh

Shoprite Harrismith, Free State

260 kWp 

418,000 kWh

Shoprite Waverley, Gauteng

193 kWp

438,200 kWh 

Shoprite Louis Trichardt, Limpopo

345 kWp

498,243 kWh

Checkers Hyper Brookside, KwaZulu-Natal 

661 kWp

921,381 kWh

Shoprite Lenasia, Gauteng

265 kWp 

440,600 kWh

Checkers Hyper Drakenstein, Western Cape

648 kWp

1,003,694 kWh 

Freshmark Polokwane Distribution Centre, Limpopo 

778 kWp

1,275,421 kWh

Brackenfell Distribution Centre, Western Cape 

631 kWp

1,021,751 kWh

Basson Distribution Centre, Western Cape

1,750 kWp 

2,730,000 kWh