⇓ More from ICTworks

Solar Power Calculator for Africa

By Wayan Vota on May 6, 2009

Matt Berg, a longtime friend of Inveneo, has published his off-grid solar calculator for public use. Its an excel-based toolkit to help with cost and design estimates when you are in the planning stages:

  • Solar Toolkit – excel based solar calculator. Last updated 05.03.09. Please see instructions for proper usage.
  • Solar Radiation Chart – useful for estimating peak solar of your location (# hours of day of strong sunlight)
  • Solar Radiation Chart 2 – includes optimal PV inclination angles for facing the sun

Note that Matt says this is NOT intended to replace getting a detailed power estimate from a local solar expert who can best take in account the local conditions.

Filed Under: Power
More About: , , , , ,

Written by
Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
Stay Current with ICTworksGet Regular Updates via Email

One Comment to “Solar Power Calculator for Africa”

  1. Hussein Haji Sh abrar says:

    Dear ictworks

    my name is hussain and i’m from somalia thank you for the solar tool ket but what do i do when i want to calc from dc to ac i mean if i want to use ac things