Makro South Africa are reducing their environmental footprint and upping the green game by installing solar panels in all their parking lots.


The first Makro store to make use of renewable energy was the Carnival store, in Brakpan but all the stores in the entire country are being refurbished to be more green!

The aim is to meet its energy requirements by installing 2 160 solar PV panels on the car-park roofs.

“We have also installed light-emitting diode lights throughout the store, as well as motion sensors in the offices and storage rooms that automatically switch lights on and off,”

The company have been “greening” their stores since 2010 to save energy, reduce running costs and improve the in-store environment and customer shopping experience,

“We are member of the Green building Council South Africa and want to proceed with applying for a Green Star rating for Makro Carnival. 

Since the installation of solar panels at the Carnival store parking lot, the company have reduced their CO2 emission by 192,861 kg’s , saved 105,197 kg’s of coal and 266,888 litres of water.

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Sources: Makro South Africa

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  1. Well done Makro for setting an example on renewable energy and sustainable energy to other retailers and wholesalers. So proud of this initiative.

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