Did you know that on any given day, the world receives enough sunlight in one hour to provide enough energy to fully power the entire world for an entire year.
For now, we don't yet have the capabilities to fully harness this, but the potential for capturing more sunlight and converting it into clean, renewable energy is massive.
Solar photovoltaics are panels that convert the rays of the sun into energy.
Current installed capacity exceeds 8.7 GW and is increasing rapidly, with year-on-year growth exceeding 80% in 2015.
There are times during the day that you will maximise solar energy production, and peak times you will use energy.
Most households peak use tends to be in the mornings and late afternoon/evenings. In winter months, there is little or no daylight at these times. Reversely, when the system is operating at its maximum, households are usually unable to make full use of all the electricity that is being generated and therefore it is sent to the grid.
A storage system saves the unused daytime peak energy for when you home needs it the most, maximising your consumption of the clean energy you generate.