Photovoltaic feed in tariffs

Throughout the developed world there are incentives for installing solar photovoltaic panels, which produce electricity in daylight hours. Almost all the incentives are “feed in tariffs”. The installation is usually hooked to the grid and the electricity fed in to the grid. Mostly the gird users do use the electricity but photovoltaic panels do not produce electricity at night nor can they cope with peaks and troughs of demand. Like all renewable energy PV is not perfect and we have all got to get used to this imperfection. Continue reading