At Solar Panels Hobart, we supply solar batteries and battery inverters for solar power systems. We offer a complete range of deep cycle and AGM batteries, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and graphene batteries.
What are solar batteries, and how do they work?
Solar batteries are deep cycle batteries that are specifically designed to meet the strict demands of renewable energy systems. These batteries store electricity generated by solar panels or wind turbines and supply it back to the electrical grid at the most advantageous time for you; avoiding peak demand periods when cheaper tariffs apply.
Batteries can be connected together into “strings”, with between two and six strings typically required depending on your home or business’s load (energy use). When correctly sized, these strings will comprise deep cycle solar batteries, providing sufficient capacity to ensure sufficient stored power is always available during cloudy weather or late afternoon/early evening/winter months.
How to choose the right solar battery for your needs
When choosing a solar battery that suits your needs, you need to take into consideration the depth of discharge (DoD), capacity and cycle life.
Depth of Discharge
A solar battery’s depth of discharge defines how much power it can supply before it is required to stop supplying this power. A high DoD allows for a higher-capacity battery at the expense of its overall number of charging cycles, while a low DoD prevents burnouts that occur when trying to recharge batteries too quickly. The most common depths are 30%, 60%, 80% and 100%.
The capacity (in kilowatt-hours) of your solar battery determines what appliances can run on stored power throughout your energy usage day.
Installation and maintenance of solar batteries
The installation and maintenance of solar batteries is relatively simple. Since there are no working channels and no engine, these power plants require very little attention. Solar batteries must be installed in a way that allows them to receive maximum exposure to direct sunlight while still maintaining their structural integrity and safety against weather conditions such as heavy wind or hail.
Typically the only maintenance required is the cleaning of the panels and checking for any loose connections. If you live in an area with trees, make sure to clean leaves from solar panels at least once every one or two months during the fall season when they begin losing their foliage. This prevents debris from building up on your solar products and lessens their effectiveness over time (source).
Tips for getting the most out of your solar battery system
When you want your solar battery system, it is important to keep in mind that sunlight and solar power can be very unpredictable. Cloud cover, snow, or even an increase or decline of the sun’s intensity from weather conditions such as a solar eclipse can all have a negative impact on your energy efficiency. However, you can take steps to ensure that your battery system is both effective and safe for use.
Keep batteries warm: If possible, make sure to install your batteries near a source of warmth such as a vent or running water. Room temperature batteries will provide you with more consistent electricity than cold ones, especially during colder months!
Why Choose Us?
It’s important to make sure that your batteries are always storing their maximum amount of power, especially during periods without much sunlight. However, you should also be wary about allowing them to go too long without any charging because this could cause serious damage. Keeping them under a trickle charge can help prolong the amount of time they function at their best!
We’re here for you! If you have any further questions regarding your battery systems or would like us to come out and give your system an inspection, please feel free to contact us today. You can request a consultation by reaching out via phone or email! We look forward to hearing from you!