You cannot operate a solar system without a solar battery. Which solar battery is the best one for my system and how do they work? Are you ready to go independent of the grid power? If so, you will need enough backup power sources.
South Africans are looking for energy independence from the power grid. Green energy is the answer. Find out about energy storage systems and the batteries that power them. As hours of load shedding increase, so should our efforts. These include finding alternative load management solutions.
What Are Solar Batteries?
Solar batteries are battery storage systems that store solar energy collected from the sun. They use a solar PV system and solar inverter to achieve this. The stored energy enables you to keep your systems and appliances functioning when the sun goes down.
They also generate energy as backup power during power outages. Off-grid systems using solar will need a battery bank where excess solar power can be stored. It is important to get the right battery capacity to store all excess energy that your solar panels may generate.
Do I Need a Solar Battery to Go Off-Grid?
You do not need a solar battery for every solar system, especially if it is just meant to supplement your current power use during sunshine hours. But if you need to use the solar energy at night or if you are going off-grid, you will need solar batteries.
Is Solar Power Affordable and Practical?
A sufficiently large solar system offers enough power requirements for an average home. Electricity from a solar battery is often less expensive per KW than power from the utility. This depends on the tariffs in an area. It also depends on the time of day you use your solar.
What Types of Solar Batteries Work Best for Solar Systems
Solar batteries enjoy a high life-cycle. They enjoy a long battery life. They also need hardly any maintenance because of a high efficiency rate.
Solar batteries need frequent charging. We also discharged them as frequently. Even then, they seldom need replacing. Solar batteries are safe to use – they are as safe to use as any mobile device with a battery.
What to Look for When Choosing a Battery for Solar.
All batteries need to meet safety requirements. Solar batteries are no exception. Safety first, always. PHD offers a wide range of solar batteries that meet all safety requirements.
Here are a couple of pointers to consider when choosing your solar battery:
- How much are you prepared to invest in your battery (budget)?
- What is the most cost-effective system for your energy usage?
- Do you get enough sunshine hours to generate the energy you will need?
- How much electricity will your solar panel system need to generate?
- How much electricity does your business or household use?
What Size Battery Will I Need?
Any solar battery you choose should sustain five times your daily usage. That’s right, FIVE times! Choose a high-performance battery if you use plenty of power daily. What size solar battery all depends on how much power you use daily.
4 Popular Solar Battery Choices for Your Solar System
Choose from our wide range of sealed lead-acid batteries. Lead-acid batteries are a superb choice for your energy storage system, as they don’t need maintenance.
The solar battery prices for these are higher than for other options. They need precise battery charging. This can result in a shorter lifespan.
Sealed batteries are the obvious solar battery choice. We use these batteries where we need to power long periods without maintenance. Lead-acid battery banks have a reputation for lasting long.
2. Deep Cycle Batteries
Typical applications for deep-cycle batteries include caravans and motorhomes. Although they are not dissimilar to car batteries, they differ in construction. This is the best source of outback power.
These batteries typically only last for a few hundred cycles. Deep cycle batteries are not the best choice for solar power, but they are affordable.
3. Traction Solar Batteries
Common applications we use traction solar batteries include many types of electric vehicles. These include golf carts, mobility scooters, and electric wheelchairs.
Small traction batteries run on 6 and 12 Volts. They need recharging and discharging daily. They enjoy a long life with literally hundreds of discharge cycles.
4. Gel Acid Batteries
Deep-cycle gel batteries are rechargeable. We fit them with a mono bloc catalyst to increase performance and longevity.
You can measure the storage capacity in gel acid batteries in amp hours. This shows the number of amps the battery supplies per hour.
Get Solar Batteries for Solar Systems from PHD Powerhouse
Are you looking for a cost effective option to the power grid? Your initial investment cost will far outweigh your savings in the long-term.
Are you ready for the switch because of unstable load conditions? We have a huge range of battery products to offer you. Find out everything you need to know about keeping your lights on during load shedding.