Solar photovoltaic systems

The Sun is Earth’s most powerful energy source and has been calculated as being theoretically able to provide, even at very low efficiency, about 4 times the world’s current generating capacity. PV systems are scaleable, meaning that they can be deployed as small stand-alone systems producing very small outputs to large arrays delivering megawatts of power. However, though the growth rate of solar PV is impressive at something over 35% per annum, this is from a very low base and can be discounted as a major market for cables in the next few years.