Solar power

The Northern Cape has some of the world’s best conditions for solar power. The disadvantage of solar power is that it is intermittent and only available when the sun is shining [DoME et al, 2002].

Figure: Energy resources: Solar radiation map [SolarGIS, 2013]


Department Of Minerals And Energy, Eskom, Energy Research Institute, University Of Cape Town (2002) ‘Energy Outlook For South Africa’