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To better facilitate the move towards renewable energy and away from fossil fuels, Solar Lighting by LIGMAN is helping you go off-grid and gain electricity independence.

The growing range of integrated solar light fittings includes vertical solar PV poles, three contemporary integrated solar light bollards: LIGHTSOFTPRAGUE, and AUGUSTA, as well as solar integrated post top NATURE SOURCE for additional photovoltaic coverage.

LIGMAN is a global company and services clients around the world. However our regional teams allow us to provide local support where ever your project is located.

South Africa and Solar Lighting

South Africa is located at the south of the African continent. Its long coastline stretches along two oceans – the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. South Africa is made up of vast almost completely flat stretches of plateau. South Africa has a typically temperate climate as it is surrounded by ocean on all three sides, in addition to being in the climatically milder southern hemisphere. 

Based on information from the South African Weather Service, South Africa falls more or less between 22 to 35ºS and 16 to 33ºE. The amount of direct short-wave solar radiation reaching the top of the atmosphere is mainly dependent on latitude. Compared to the rest of the world, South Africa receives a relative high amount of sunshine. In the northern region where of the Department of Meteorology is located, the province receives approximately 70% of the maximum possible sunshine, equating to an annual average of over 8 hours of sunshine per day. The western interior of South Africa receives 80% and the east coast around 50% related mostly due to seasonal variations in rainfall and therefore cloud cover.

In general the country receives an average of 3 cloudy days in the winter months and less than 1 during summer. In contrast there are an average of 12 sunny days per month in winter and over 25 days per month during summer.

Reference: https://globalsolaratlas.info/

From the South Africa Regional Weather and Climate report (page 36):

With the drive from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, it is primarily wind and solar energy that have both become increasingly important for our future energy needs. Gauteng’s position in the north of South Africa makes the local exploitation of wind for energy generation restricted, compared to the relatively windy south. However, solar energy is a very viable source of energy in the province. Solar energy resource information is widely available, particularly in atlas format. Developers and users of solar energy are mostly interested in the direct normal irradiation, global horizontal irradiation and resultant power potential. Atlases with this information are readily available from the Global Solar Atlas web portal (https://globalsolaratlas.info/), endorsed by the World Bank.

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FAQs

Is South Africa a suitable location for integrated solar light fixtures?

: South Africa receives over 8 hours of sunlight per day throughout the year, making it an ideal location for integrated solar light applications.

Where can I find more information about solar energy in South Africa?
: The https://globalsolaratlas.info/website has information about all locations throughout the world. 
Are there solar integrated bollards available for my next project?

: LIGMAN currently has three solar integrated bollards available LIGHTSOFT, PRAGUE, and AUGUSTA

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