Zeerust Solar is one of South Africa’s newest solar projects, helping to put the North West Province firmly on the country’s clean power map.

With over 250 000 solar modules harnessing the intense power of the sun, this 75MW solar project supplies South Africa with 180 000 MWh/year of much-needed green energy and benefits the local communities of the Ramotshere Moiloa Local area, through its many economic development programmes.

Solar Field

75MW Zeerust Solar is part of Round 4 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and one of four projects approved for the North West Province.

The solar plant, which connects to the close-by Kameeldoorn switching station, comprises 250 080 solar modules and stands on 179 hectares of agricultural land, close to the town of Zeerust. The solar field is positioned on two farms, namely, Portion 15 of Farm Kameeldoorn 271-JP (Keulder) and Portion 14 of Farm Kruisrivier 270-JP (Ikageng Trust) within the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality.

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Fact sheet

Energy Generated

Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year

180 000

250 080 Solar Panels

Across 179 hectares

75 000

Homes powered

75 000 medium-sized South African homes


Zeerust Solar is focused on empowering and strengthening the local communities in and around the Ramotshere Local Municipality area in the North West Province.

This includes Ikageleng, Henryville, Olienhout Park, Shalimar Park, Welbedacht (Lehurutshe Town) and Groot Marico, as well as extending to 40 villages located within the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipal area.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Provision of Education Resources and Play Equipment: 
Early Childhood Development... Read more


COMMUNITY MOBILE CLINIC As 70% of the Local Municipality is rural, a mobile... Read more

Enterprise Development

A percentage of the revenue generated each year will be committed to implementing... Read more



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