GeoSUN Africa (Pty) Ltd

GeoSUN Africa was launched in 2012 and is a spin-out company of the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University. GeoSUN Africa offers a variety of services relating to the solar energy industry, including supporting services to solar developers of large solar (PV, CPV and CSP) plants and rooftop or stand-alone PV installations.

While still part of CRSES, GeoSUN Africa has forged a close working relationship with GeoModel Solar (based in Slovakia), the proprietor of the SolarGIS satellite-derived solar database. The collaboration eventually led to GeoSUN Africa's current formal relationship with GeoModel Solar in the form of an exclusivity agreement.

A close working relationship is also maintained with CS Africa, the agent for Kipp&Zonen and Campbell Scientific products in various African countries. To ascertain and maintain accurate solar irradiation measurements, GeoSUN Africa works in partnership with the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG) at the Stellenbosch University, the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban and the Centre for Energy Research (CER) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth.


GeoSUN Africa offers the following services and products:

  • Site Selection Studies
  • Supply of satellite derived data time series (SolarGIS)
  • Onsite solar measurements (These include the specification, procurement, installation, monitoring and maintenance of these stations as well as regular data download, quality checks and archiving)
  • Bankable solar resource reports
  • Bankable generation forecast reports
  • Bankable solar data for operating solar plants
  • Solar maps (these include GIS for Google Earth layers)

All satellite derived data-related services/products are provided in collaboration with GeoModel Solar.

Contact person: Riaan Meyer