/  01/05/2015  -  10/31/2016

Wind and Solar PV Resource Aggregation Study for South Africa

Partners CSIR (South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
Client CSIR (South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
Funding by CSIR (South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
Duration 01.05.2015 - 31.10.2016
Editers Kaspar Knorr, Stefan Bofinger, Britta Zimmermann, Ann-Katrin Gerlach

 

The »Wind and Solar PV Resource Aggregation Study for South Africa« was carried out to increase the fact base and understanding of aggregated wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) power profiles for different spatial distributions of these renewable energy sources throughout the whole country. Potential to generate electricity from wind and solar PV energy was determined based on data sets for five years covering the whole country with a spatial resolution of 5 km by 5 km and a temporal resolution of 15 minutes. Aggregation effects were investigated for a number of geographical distribution scenarios with varying penetrations of solar PV and wind energy.