Publications

A selection of articles and reports on the South African solar resource is given below:

  • Le Roux W.G., "Optimum Tilt and Azimuth Angles for Fixed Solar Collectors in South Africa Using Measured Data", Renewable Energy 96, 603-612, 2016
  • Perumall P.A., Pitot J. and Brooks M.J. "A New Measurement-Based Algorithm for the Temporal Resolution of the Clear-Sky Solar Resource", R&D Journal of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering, 31, 27-34, 2015
  • Brooks M.J., du Clou S., van Niekerk J.L., Gauche' P., Leonard, C., Mouzouris M.J., Meyer A.J., van der Westhuizen N., van Dyk E.E. and Vorster F., "SAURAN: A new resource for solar radiometric data in Southern Africa", Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 26, 2-10, 2015
  • Suri M., Cebecauer T., Skoczek T., Marais R., Mushwana C., Reinecke J. and Meyer A., "Cloud Cover Impact On Photovoltaic Power Production In South Africa", In Proceedings: 2nd South African Solar Energy Conference, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2014
  • Zawilska E., Brooks M.J. and Meyer A.J., "A Review of Solar Resource Assessment Initiatives in South Africa: The Case for a National Network", In Proceedings: The World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2012
  • Dekker J., Nthontho M., Chowdhury S., Chowdhury S.P., "Investigating the effects of solar modelling using different solar irradiation data sets and sources within South Africa", Solar Energy 86, 2012
  • Zawilska E. and Brooks M.J., “An Assessment of the Solar Resource for Durban, South Africa”, Renewable Energy, 36:12, 2011
  • Brooks M.J. ,“A Perforated Shadow Band for Separation of Diffuse and Direct Components from Global Irradiance”, Solar Energy 84:12, 2010
  • Fluri T.P., "The Potential of Concentrating Solar Power in South Africa", Energy Policy, 37:12, 2009
  • Ciolkosz D., "The South African Solar Radiation Database (SASRAD)", University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Bioresources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology, 2008
  • Drummond A.J. and Kirsten M.K., "The Measurement of Solar Radiation in South Africa", South African J. Sci. 48, 103, 1951