Selecting the right battery is integral to setting up the solar system that suits your needs perfectly. Lead batteries are the best for any solar system, particularly the Vented Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Batteries if you want to place the batteries indoors and have limited space.
Below are some factors which need to be considered for you;
- Normal voltage of the system
- Fulfills regulations regarding charge of the syste
- Specifications of the inverter
- Size of the solar system
- Maximum depth of discharge (DoD)
- Capacity of the battery
- Operating Temperatures (Also the environmental temperature requirements)
- Maintenance requirements
- Initial cost
- Lifetime expectancy
The capacity of a battery basically means how much time the battery is going to power your house before it runs out. Useful Capacity is another term which means how much the battery will discharge before it exceeds the maximum depth of discharge.
Additionally, the power rating of the battery will determine how much power the battery can supply instantly. This will also determine how many appliances it can power at a time. This is measured in kW.
All said, you should know that there is not a single answer to finding the best battery. All of these factors have to be taken into account to choose the best battery suited to your needs.
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