SASRAD: An hourly-timestep solar radiation database for South Africa

  title={SASRAD: An hourly-timestep solar radiation database for South Africa},
  author={Daniel Ciolkosz},
A methodology is presented for the correction and filling of solar radiation data at sites within South Africa, with the aim of creating a continuous, hourly-timestep dataset for multiple locations. Data from twenty sites, collected by the Agricultural Research Council, are analysed with regard to the amount of data requiring offset or multiplier adjustment, as well as the amount of bad data. A range correction algorithm is implemented based on the 90th percentile (10% exceedance) hourly… CONTINUE READING


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