How Can PV be Applied?

 

Solar PV power has many applications, and the various market segments for PV are expanding rapidly as worldwide energy demands grow exponentially and the price of PV power becomes increasingly competitive.

 

Some catergories of PV applications include:

  • Grid-connected
  • Off-grid rural electrification
  • Off-grid industrial
  • Consumer applications

 

Grid-Connected Power

Grid-connected power refers to peak power augmentation in mostly developed countries.

 

Off-Grid Rural Electrification

Off grid-connected power is important for developing countries. Some examples include: street lights, water pumps and home power.

 

Off-Grid-Industrial

Smaller power requirements such as telecommunication, backup power, warning/signal lights, cathodic protection of pipelines, etc.

 

Consumer Applications

Consumer goods such as Calculators, watches, garden lights, displays, toys, battery charger, security lights, etc.