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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnInnov2020
Subtitle of host publicationKurzfassungsband
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2020
Event16. Symposium Energieinnovation - ENERGY FOR FUTURE - Wege zur Klimaneutralität: EnInnov 2020 - Technische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 12 Feb 202014 Feb 2020


Conference16. Symposium Energieinnovation - ENERGY FOR FUTURE - Wege zur Klimaneutralität
Abbreviated titleEnInnov 2020
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