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The Rundown on Solar Batteries
While off-grid solar systems require you to invest in several solar batteries to create a reliable energy storage system, you may still choose to invest in solar batteries for your residential solar system.
Batteries can provide an emergency backup source of electricity, can save you money on electricity you would otherwise purchase from your utility company for nighttime use, and can even earn you money through net metering programs.
There are two main types of batteries used to store electricity generated by solar panel systems: lead acid and lithium-ion. While lead acid batteries are less expensive, lithium-ion batteries last the longest, are more efficient, and require less maintenance.
Common Questions About Solar Batteries
Which Battery Is Best for an Off-Grid Setup?
If you're looking for a low-cost battery and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty with maintenance, lead acid is for you. If you don't mind paying a premium for a more efficient battery that can last years without needing to carefully maintain it, invest in a lithium-ion battery.
How Long Does a Solar Battery Last?
On average, solar batteries last between five and 20 years. Where a battery falls within this range depends on a variety of factors including type of battery, how frequently it's cycled, the temperature of the area you're in, and how well you maintain it.