Electricity prices causing you problems? No Problem! The Raspberry Pi Solar System Monitoring produces enough energy to sustain all your household’s needs through technological photosynthesis. During summer large quantities of solar energy will be taken in by the system and converted into electricity. Excess energy is produced here- more than what you need. This energy can be preserved for future uses such as in winter when sunlight is at a minimum. Total dependence on this system is possible if the area that you live in is abundant in sunlight.
The system only has around an energy efficiency of 17% when converting solar energy into electricity. This means that 80% or so of the energy is lost to surroundings. Various solutions have been put to use in order to minimise the loss of energy find out more at https://hackaday.io/project/2333-my-off-grid-solar-system-monitoring