Analysis of the African Electricity Infrastructure with Focus for the Use of Wind and Solar Potentials

Robert Gaugl, Udo Bachhiesl, Lukas Frauenlob

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Information about the existing electricity infrastructure in Africa of the Open Street Map (OSM) project is processed to reduce the very large original data set, with great care taken that no important data is inadvertently lost. The mean solar incoming shortwave (SIS) radiation between 1983 and 2017 is calculated using a Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis. The resulting data, as well as existing wind data is superimposed with the simplified grid data from OSM to identify regions with high solar/PV and wind potentials and pre-existing electricity infrastructure.

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Conference16. Symposium Energieinnovation
Abbreviated titleEnInnov 2020
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period12/02/2014/02/20
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    Gaugl, R., Bachhiesl, U., & Frauenlob, L. (2020). Analysis of the African Electricity Infrastructure with Focus for the Use of Wind and Solar Potentials. Paper presented at 16. Symposium Energieinnovation , Graz, Austria.