Measuring Solar Irradiation in Africa: A case for change

This report sheds light on how solar production estimates are made, the specific challenges faced in estimating solar irradiation in Africa today, and the negative consequences CBE has seen as a result of inaccurate estimates. By highlighting this issue, we aim to begin a broader conversation about how to raise the C&I industry standard for the calculation of long-term solar production to deliver better outcomes for clients.

Improving solar irradiation measurement on the continent is not a single organization’s responsibility; collaboration between solar buyers, developers, data providers, installers, and investors is needed to address and ultimately rectify the problems identified in this paper developed by CrossBoundary Energy.