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Eskom Solar Insolation Data

Eskom Research has been measuring solar irradiance since late 2006. Eskom has installed measuring equipment at various sites in the Northern Cape and this data is now available to the public. The data is made available by permission of Eskom. The data is issued free of charge in the interests of developing the solar industry in South Africa, remains the intellectual property of Eskom, and must not be sold or used for commercial gain. Use of data in publications, either digital or hardcopy, must be cited and Eskom acknowledged. 

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither Eskom nor the contributors of data to Eskom shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use or application of the data provided, and assume no responsibility for the use or application of the data or information derived from interpretation of the data. In no event shall Eskom or its collaborators be liable for any direct, indirect, or incidental damages arising from the use or application of these data. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, alteration, use, application, analysis, or interpretation of data.

Eskom Holding Limited retains the copyright of the data published on the Eskom Website. No part of this data may be reproduced in any manner or form or by any means without Eskom's written consent. Any unauthorised reproduction of this copyright work in any form or by any means will constitute a copyright infringement and render the Doer liable under both civil and criminal law.

Disclaimer of Accuracy of Data

No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any data provided. These data are provided on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer viruses, and non-infringement of proprietary rights, are disclaimed.