PV Applications

PV provides a suitable energy source for remote (either cold or more temperate) regions with no other electricity source. For example, photovoltaic systems can be used to supply electricity for:

  • telecommunication repeater stations
  • water pumps
  • navigational aids
  • laptop computers
  • cottages and remote residences
  • parks in remote regions
  • supplying occasional power

Case studies are also available on the RETScreen International Website  and on the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) Website .

Other examples of stand-alone PV systems around the world are available at the RETScreen International Website  and at the lnternational Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme Website .