5 Tips to Get the Most from a Residential Solar Battery

Part 5 of Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System. 1. The largest cost, over the life of the system, is the batteries. The lifetime cost, including maintenance, of your batteries is dependent on your initial purchase price, how well you adhere to a maintenance schedule, and the replacement interval for the batteries you […]

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4 Essential Steps for Solar Battery Maintenance

Part 4 of Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System. All batteries will wear out in 1-15 years, even if they are rarely used, because the acid in the battery wears down the internal components regardless of use. However, you can maximize the life of your battery bank by adhering to the following practices: Avoid […]

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What should you look for when purchasing a new battery?

Part 3 of Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System. A long cycle life, or how many deep discharges the batteries can provide. Thick lead plates—the thicker the plates, the deeper the discharge and the longer the battery life. If you have flooded batteries, look for space at the bottom of the battery case […]

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The Battery Bank & Sizes and Costs

Part 2 of Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System. The basic building block of a lead-acid battery is a 2-volt cell. A battery bank is a collection of connected 2-, 6-, or 12-volt batteries that supply power to the household in case of outages or low production from renewable energy sources. The batteries […]

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Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System

Part 1 of Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System. A Winning Combination—Design, Efficiency, and Solar Technology A battery bank stores electricity produced by a solar electric system. If your house is not connected to the utility grid, or if you anticipate long power outages from the grid, you will need a battery bank. […]

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