The advent of a whole new range of rooftop integrated solar electricity generating or photovoltaic (PV) products has the industry and consumers buzzing with the potential of ‘invisible’ rooftop power generation.

The long-term potential for community-wide carbon reduction of domestic electricity depends, however, on more than just the increased use of renewable energy generation. Because of the inherent fluctuation of most renewable energy generation potential due to daily solar cycles and weather changes, when combined with the implications on variable size…