GeoSUN Africa was launched in 2012 and is a spin-off company of the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at the University of Stellenbosch. GeoSUN Africa offers a variety of services relating to the solar energy industry. Supporting services to solar developers of large solar (PV, CPV and CSP) plants make up a large part of GeoSUN Africa operations. Other services relate to rooftop or stand-alone PV installations.
GeoSUN Africa has a history of experience with on-site solar resource assessments. While still part of CRSES, GeoSUN Africa formed a close working relationship with GeoModel Solar (based in Slovakia), the proprietor of the SolarGIS satellite derived solar database. The collaboration eventually led to GeoSUN Africa’s current formal relationship with GeoModel Solar in the form of an exclusivity agreement.