Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Energy is an intermittent energy source from Solar Radiation
Some locations like Australia, North Africa, and Southwest United States have very high amounts of Solar Radiation where Solar PV solutions are able to be scaled up significantly to GW size (e.g., photograph below)
Other locations due to weather (e.g., pervasive cloudiness) or seasonal variations (e.g., high latitudes with shortened daylight seasons) may not be as suitable. Most locations are somewhere in between these extremes;
Residential and small commercial establishments have successfully used “behind the meter” Solar PV installations including roof-top panels;
Industrial and extractive industry sites have used multi-hectare sized Solar PV farms located adjacent to their facilities;
Most Solar PV solutions require Energy Storage Systems due to the intermittency of Solar Radiation and the daily variation.