The Best Battery for Solar and Renewable Energy Storage
The lithium iron phosphate battery is a type of rechargeable battery. It is also called the LFP battery with “LFP” standing for lithium ferro-phosphate. Lithium-ion batteries are built to outperform the traditional lead-acid batteries. They have been the most trusted high-performance batteries in several industries that we will mention below.
Benefits of Lithium-ion batteries
The smart lithium (liFePO4) is designed to last ten times longer than traditional lead- acid batteries. This helps to reduce replacement cost. it also reduces total the cost of ownership in general.
The Lithium-ion batteries are designed to weigh less. They weigh about 60% less when compared to a lead-acid battery.
The smart lithium batteries have 50% more capacity than their lead-acid equivalent. This enables it to store more energy and this leads to greater productivity.
Low resistance and with a 99% efficiency, will minimize the losses during charging. This results in fast charging.
Lithium iron phosphate chemistry eliminates the risk of explosion or combustion due to high impact, overcharging or short circuit situation. This is as a result of the stable chemistry that exists between lithium, iron, and phosphate.
The Lithium-ion batteries deliver twice the power of the traditional lead-acid batteries. It has a high discharge rate while maintaining high energy capacity. You get to enjoy full power throughout discharge with no drop in voltage.
Both lead-acid batteries and LiFePO4 loses capacity in cold weather. Although, the loss of energy with a Lithium-ion battery is minimal. It will still have 80% capacity at a temperature of -20 degree Celsius.
Solar energy storage
The smart lithium batteries can be connected to a solar panel and controller.The solar panel can charge the LiFePO4 batteries, and at the same time provide power to an electric load. Rechargeable batteries are needed for off-grid solar power systems.
Electric golf caddy
The LiFePO4 batteries can be used to power electric golf caddies which are used to transport golf clubs across the golf courses. The weight of the LiFePO4 battery and its enhanced life makes this possible.