General resources

Stellenbosch Solar Resource

We track and record solar and weather data near our solar roof lab. The information is freely available to the public.

  • is an SU website that includes our solar data but it contains much more. You can see plots and you can download data.
  • is the Southern African Universities Radiometric Network. This site gives access to our data and that of several other stations in the region.

World CSP Project Database

NREL and member countries of SolarPACES has combined global CSP project data that includes information for 19 countries on project status, technology and background.  This database can be accessed via the NREL website.


The following modules are facilitated through the Dept. Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) and the Sustainability Institute (SI).

Solar Water Heating in South Africa

Information for consumers interested in solar water heating and don’t know where to start.

Solar Thermal Examples