The first PV modules were launched into space In 1958 to power satellites.
Even today, solar power is the primary source of energy at the International Space Station.
On Earth as well, PV has traditionally been used in areas where there is no practical source of electrical power but there is abundant sunshine.
Solar panels are often used for remote applications: like powering cabins, RVs, boats and small electronics when grid service is not available. Recently, “grid-interactive” solar electric systems have started gaining momentum as a cost-effective way to incorporate solar electricity into our everyday lives.
Now we can take advantage of available solar energy while still enjoying the safety net of the utility grid.