Using a solar battery is one of the best ways to store the energy produced by your solar system. If your system is producing more energy than you need to power your home, you can store that energy in a solar battery to use later when you need it later. Once you have decided to install a solar battery, you need to know how to choose a battery for your solar power system. This article covers the basic factors that you need to consider when choosing a solar battery.
The capacity of a battery indicates how much electricity the solar battery can store at the same time. Capacity is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh) and multiple batteries can be used at the same time for greater capacity.
Performance and capacity go hand in hand. While the capacity of a battery indicates how much energy it can store at the same time, the performance of a battery indicates how much energy it can use at the same time. The performance of a battery determines how much electricity it can provide for your home in a given period of time.
Depth of discharge
The depth of discharge is the amount of battery capacity that you are using. To extend the life of a battery, a battery should not be completely discharged. It is therefore important to consider the depth of discharge of your solar battery. If you buy a battery with a higher depth of discharge, you can use more capacity from your battery before you need to charge it.
Round trip efficiency
The round trip efficiency of a battery is the amount of energy that can be consumed from the total energy used to charge the battery. Higher efficiency batteries are generally more economical.
Once you have considered these characteristics of a potential battery, be sure to check its warranty. A battery warranty gives you an idea of how many years or cycles the battery should last before it needs to be replaced. A guarantee also tells you how much the performance of a battery should deteriorate over time.
Solar batteries are available from various manufacturers. Find out about the various manufacturers and their offers and compare the advantages and disadvantages of different battery models. This will help you choose the right solar battery for your home.
Now that you've learned how to choose a battery for your solar system, it's time to choose a good quality solar battery that will help you power your home. Once you have decided on a battery, contact Solar Liberty to complete the installation of your solar battery. We help you to put your solar battery into operation.