Top 5 Best Batteries for Existing Solar Panel Systems In 2020
We know finding the best value solar batteries can be difficult, so we put together this detailed list of the best of the best so you can make your choice wisely. Each solar battery brand has been in business for many years so it has been proven as a trusted brand by consumers. Solar batteries are a great way to reduce energy costs, can provide backup power without producing greenhouse gas emissions, and provide a host of other benefits, such as supporting local businesses and contributing to energy independence. There are various ways we can benefit from going solar, so we applaud your decision to start saving today. If you find another solar panel brand that should be listed here – or one that should be removed – please let us know!
1. Panasonic EverVolt
Product Details: EverVolt™ AC-Coupled Home Battery Storage: To power your home, the same legendary Panasonic battery technology that powers the world’s most advanced electric cars is now available. EverVoltTM stores the excess power generated during the day by your solar panels for use during grid outages, or for sale to your local utility. This AC-coupled storage system, available in a four- or six-battery configuration, operates with or without solar power and provides clean, usable energy capacities ranging from 11.4 kWh to 17.1 kWh.
EverVolt™ DC-Coupled Home Battery Storage: To power your home, the same legendary Panasonic battery technology that powers the world’s most advanced electric cars is now available. EverVoltTM stores the excess power generated during the day by your solar panels for use during grid outages, or for sale to your local utility. This DC-coupled storage system is available in a four- or six-battery configuration and provides clean, usable energy capacities ranging from 11.4 kWh to 102 kWh.
Key Features: EverVolt™ AC-Coupled Home Battery Storage: modular design offers flexible storage options from 11.4 kWh to 17.1 kWh to accommodate any size home, works with new or existing solar panel systems, or as a standalone renewable power source, easy installation with new or existing solar systems and seamless integration with most generators, monitor and manage system operation, performance and more from the EverVolt mobile app and Panasonic 10-year complete system warranty .
EverVolt™ DC-Coupled Home Battery Storage: modular design offers flexible storage options from 11.4 kWh to 102 kWh to accommodate any size home, stack up to three EverVolt systems for optimal emissions-free clean energy capacity, easy installation and seamless integration with most generators, monitor and manages system operation, performance and more from the EverVolt mobile app and Panasonic 10-year complete system warranty
What Makes them Different: Panasonic is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for consistent leadership and outstanding contributions to ENERGY STAR. Panasonic’s awards are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
2. Enphase Ensemble
Product Details: With Ensemble technology, when the grid is down, you have power.mAnd when the grid is up, you can reduce your electricity expenses. Ensemble technology is the culmination of years of research, design, development, and innovation. Distributed architecture with no single point of failure, extreme temperature tolerant and semiconductor-based humidity, a passive cooling device with no moving parts – these are just some of the ways Ensemble technology has redefined reliability.
Key Features: Enphase Encharge 10: all-in-one AC-coupled storage system is reliable, smart, simple, and safe. It consists of three base Encharge 3 storage units, has a total available energy capacity of 10.08 kWh and 12 embedded grid forming microinverters with a power rating of 3.84 kW. It offers backup capability, and installers can easily build the correct system size to meet new and retrofit solar customers’ requirements.
Encharge 3 storage system: The all-in-one storage device with AC-coupled Encharge 3 has a total available energy power of 3.4kWh and four integrated grid-forming microinverters. It gives great versatility to start small and to add incremental capacity.
What Makes them Different: Introduced the world’s first microinverter system.
3. SimpliPhi Power
Product Details: SimpliPhi your residential, commercial, and portable power with clean, efficient, and enduring energy storage. All of SimpliPhi’s inverters for battery storage are safe, proven efficient, and simple to use.
Key Features: non-toxic & non-hazardous cobalt-free LFP chemistry, no thermal runaway with fire propagation, no heat generation, mitigation, thermal monitoring or toxic cooling extended operating temperature -4 to 140F, 98% efficiency rate fast charge & discharge rates, 10,000 cycle life with a 10-year warranty, cycle one to several times per day, seamless integration with all industry-standard inverter/charge controllers, built-In safety – BMS with the breaker on/off switch for shipping & installation, modular, scalable & proven performance and it is made in the U.S.A.
What Makes them Different: 2019 Top Solar Storage Products awardee
4. BYD Battery Box
Product Details: The BYD B-Box Energy Storage System uses a modular design of the BYD Iron Phosphate battery that allows the flexibility to fit up to four battery modules in one rack. By the capacity via the parallel link of the battery rack, the B-Box will satisfy the requirements of different storage systems.
Key Features: flexible capacity configuration, support system parallel connection, support RS485 or CAN communication, modular design, easy to Install and emergency stop function
What Makes them Different: BYD is one of the world’s largest rechargeable battery manufacturers, producing batteries for a wide range of applications — from mobile phones and laptops to massive, grid-connected energy storage systems. The non-toxic battery chemistry of BYD’s Iron-Phosphate makes it the best alternative on the market today.
5. Goal Zero
Product Details: A Goal Zero Yeti Portable Power Station can keep your equipment running, indoors, and outdoors, with a range of high-powered outputs, storage capacities and several ways to recharge. With the push of a button, their award-winning line of power stations gives you power, all without the noise, fumes, or maintenance of a conventional gasoline-powered generator.
Key Features: quiet, portable power for basecamps, cabins, vans, RVs, and off-the-grid homes, keep everything from camera gear and camping essentials to laptops and important medical devices charged and ready no matter where you go, collect and store power directly from the sun by pairing your Yeti with our portable, rugged solar panels, easy-to-use, gasoline-free portable power stations, keep your essential circuits running during an outage by plugging your power station into our Yeti Home Integration Kit, run fridges, lights, medical devices, and other essentials, all with the flip of a switch or the push of a button, control your Yeti from virtually anywhere with the Goal Zero Yeti App, check battery level, power in and out, even turn ports on and off, reliable power for whatever comes next, powering the ultimate tailgate, or setting up a backyard party, run power tools, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, grills, outdoor lighting, and more, and lastly variety of ports and powering options allow you to charge up and run multiple devices all at the same time.
What Makes them Different: Their products are designed to lift the poorest of poor and are still extremely relevant to the richest of rich
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