An increased interest in energy storage systems is not only eradicating the grid anymore rather storage helps issues with renewables. It’s the system that controls the load of the grid when it is connected and the grid is down it provides the power to critical loads.
While the option to buy home energy storage has been possible for a number of years, prices of deep cycle batteries and other components required have been high, this has meant that residential energy storage has been largely confined to off-grid applications and storage enthusiasts uptil now.
Types of batteries :
The rapid drop in prices and evolution of lithium-ion batteries and associated technology is changing all that. The new model of solar energy storage batteries will be cheaper, cost effective and better looking.
Lithium-ion battery is emerging. Many benefits of using this battery system are there, such as
It is lighter, high energy discharge , lower maintenance , no memory effect and increased cycle life.
But still in comparison typical deep cycle, lead-acid batteries are less in cost than lithium-ion batteries including absorbed glass mat(AGM) and gel models .
These batteries have been using around 90’s. It’s relatively inexpensive compared with other technologies. These batteries are with the high cycle life.
This technology takes up appreciable installation space. But one of the manufacture has gathered the essential equipment into a single container. They doesn’t degrade with time so can last much longer, their batteries can be charged and recharged without impacting its life span.
By providing all the above information, the consumer can select what type best suits for its usage, while select the best type one can look into its battery sizing , cost of ownership and the battery rating.