Did you know that using the wrong solar batteries is generally the most expensive mistake made in solar installations?

By Hannes | April 20, 2018 | Blog

Despite the fact that lead acid batteries have been more affordable than lithium batteries, and have been used in off-grid solar systems for many years in residential properties since the start of the development of solar technology, they have a shorter life than most other solar batteries.

Added to a shorter lifespan than lithium batteries, lead acid batteries also have a lower Depth of Discharge (DoD) when compared to the longer lifespan and higher DoD offered by Lithium batteries.

Although they are more expensive than lead acid batteries, Lithium batteries are becoming cheaper due to the rapid growth in solar technology.

Based on the 20 to 25 year lifespan of a PV solar system, it is vital that you have an experienced, knowledgeable and reputable company like Max Yield on your side in order to make sure that you choose the right battery for your Off-Grid PV Solar System, and of course, according to your budget.

There is no doubt that a battery that is going to last longer is going to match the long lifespan of solar panels and other components such as the inverters used in the system, both of which are essential to lasting renewable energy solutions.

There is a lot of research going into increasing the lifespan of solar batteries in order to meet the lifespan of the entire system, but for now, it is important to weigh the important differences in lifespan and DoD between lead acid batteries, and the more compact, lighter lithium solar batteries.

Max Yield is continuously involved in researching the best solar batteries in the industry, keeping up communication with experts in the field in order to pass on the highest benefit to their customers.

With the amount of satisfied customers who have already lived with their Max Yield Energy Solar Systems for many years, it is well worth looking into the magic that this team is able to create in designing tailor made solar systems and backup solutions in the Western Cape to suit all applications.

The lifespan of solar panels have increased immensely over the last 10 years, and it is expected that solar batteries of the quality that lithium batteries offer will follow suit, not only in quality, but in price. Of course this is great news for people wanting to move away from non-renewable energy to the free energy of the sun in order to create a greener future in South Africa.

Using the wrong solar batteries in your solar system is the most common and expensive mistake that is made in solar installations, and, based on the in-depth, long view of the electronic engineers at Max Yield, it is easy to trust this exceptionally honest team to give you all the facts about which solar batteries will last longer in your system, getting closer to matching the lifespan of solar panels.

During the many years’ worth of installing solar panels in Cape Town and the surrounding regions, Max Yield is dedicated to ensuring that each customer has all the facts about different types of solar batteries used in different applications before making the final, informed decision.

Ventilation, temperature, charge and discharge times along with peak current requirements are just a few of the conditions that need to be taken into consideration when choosing your solar batteries, and the team at Max Yield Energy will explain these details in a way that even the most non-technical of us can understand!

Don’t make this expensive mistake, call Max Yield, speak to an engineer instead of a run-of-the-mill salesman in order to get the most out of your solar battery to make your investment really well worthwhile!