According to LG general manager Solar & Energy Markus Lambert, the time is now to think and design for a sun-powered future.

LG, says Lambert, develops “Solar PV technology [that] enables Australians to live more sustainably by generating clean and renewable energy from their homes or businesses.

“Overall, helping consumers gain more control of their own power needs and preparing for future power requirements, such as charging of electric cars,” is where the company is focussing at the moment.

“Over time,” says Lambert, “we envisage that storage on residential homes is likely to reduce the need for a vast energy infrastructure, and move electricity distribution into micro-grid set ups, where communities service their individual needs.”

“There is currently a gap in the market for renters and owners of rental properties to access solar power affordably. There also needs to be tighter control on the marketing claims around solar, namely output warranty and Tier 1 Labels,” he says.

For their part, LG says that it’s working on innovations, “such are transparent solar panels for residential systems, which can absorb light from both sides.”

“Over the past 10 years panels have moved from 210 watts for a 60 cell panel, to 360 watts. LG is working to move beyond 400W for the same 210W, 60 cell panel in 3-4 years, meaning in 15 years we will have doubled efficiency,” notes Lambert.

“LG is the world’s largest consumer solar brand, and as such, it is unsurprising that we have seen a strong growth rate in the residential sector as customers trust the quality of our product.”

“LG panels also have higher efficiency, making them more suitable to battery ready, and battery combined systems,” he says.