May and June have been record breaking months for PV generation all over Europe. Recently renewables made up over 50% the UK's electricity demand at a single time and Germany is showing here how solar can produce a significant base load. With electricity prices being so high in Germany households are able to generate their own solar power for half the cost they can buy it from the traditional utilities.

Installations of residential solar PV systems are currently the highest they have been for over two years in Germany and with 55% of new installations incorporated energy storage more and more of this energy is being utilised at peak times, reducing demand.