What are the different chemistries of solar batteries?
Lithium-ion is the current leading battery chemistry. You’ll see lithium-ion battery offerings on most quotes for several reasons:
• Easily available
• No hydrogen gas emissions
• Lighter than other batteries
• Low maintenance
• 10-15 year life expectancy
Are solar batteries safe?
Solar batteries are safe across technologies. In general, solar batteries are very safe. Lithium ion, salt water, and lead acid batteries are the main types of solar battery systems available, and are all safe to pair with a home solar system.
What to do with used solar panels?
There are a few options to consider when you'd like to "get rid" of your old solar system: - Cover the panels if they are still on the roof to prevent sun damage - This forum has great topics and provides a lot of knowledge around people's journey ...
Why don't solar supplies offer itemised pricing in quotes?
We understand this can make the process difficult to navigate. This is not just a common practice in solar but in many industries. Each supplier may give a slightly different reason but most may say something along the lines that they are providing ...
How do solar batteries work? (basic)
A solar battery storage will store your excess solar energy generation during the day. Once the sun is not shining and your solar panels are not producing electricity anymore, you will automatically be using the energy you stored in your battery ...
Can I replace the gas backup of my solar hot water with a hot water heat pump?
Our hot water suppliers have let us know that this is not possible. The main reason is that the existing hot water system is connected to the existing hot and cold piping for the household and it's not possible to split this piping to go to another ...