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Solar resource maps of South Africa

The maps and data for South Africa have been released in parallel with Global Solar Atlas, which is published by the World Bank Group, funded by ESMAP, and prepared by Solargis. All maps on this page are licensed by The World Bank under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 3.0 IGO). You are free to download, share, adapt, use the maps but you must give appropriate attribution: © 2017 The World Bank, Solar resource data: Solargis.

 

Photovoltaic Electricity Potential

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Global Horizontal Irradiation

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Direct Normal Irradiation

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Publicly available studies

Accuracy-enhanced solar resource maps of South Africa (May 2015)
The process of accuracy enhancement of GHI and DNI high-resolution solar maps for South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, based on regional adaptation of SolarGIS solar model with data measured at fourteen high-standard solar measuring stations. The study was presented at SASEC2015 conference and achieved Outstanding paper award in solar resource session.

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