Renewable power solutions like solar and wind, when paired with battery storage, offer sustainable power solutions for residential and commercial applications. We offer a wide variety of batteries designed to store energy generated by renewable sources and release it during off-peak times.
Solar Plus Storage
What happens to solar power on cloudy days? Solar panels harness the power of the sun, which is stored in batteries, allowing for power even when the sun is not shining. The process of integrating batteries into a solar energy system is known as solar-plus-storage.
When selecting a battery for a solar-plus-storage or other renewable energy system, the primary consideration is capacity — or how much power the battery can hold. Most often, you’ll use multiple batteries with a solar-plus-storage system to increase overall capacity.
Type of Batteries for Solar and Renewable Energy Systems
The two most commonly used batteries in solar and renewable energy systems are lead-acid and lithium.
Lead-acid deep-cycle batteries have thicker lead plates and a large capacity to store energy. They are also durable and long-lasting, making them excellent for solar applications. Deep-cycle lead-acid batteries, like Trojan’s Solar Premium line, are specifically designed to operate under challenging conditions like fluctuating or extreme temperatures for the duration of their 10-year battery life.
Lithium batteries are an efficient and maintenance-free choice to power solar and renewable energy systems. Their lifespan is much longer than lead-acid batteries, but the up-front cost can be significantly more.
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