Batteries

Batteries for Solar Systems - Renewable Energy Batteries

Batteries are our favorite topic! We have been in the battery business for 50 years. We actually got into the renewable energy business because we were in the battery business. It seems like everybody you talk to who has a bank of batteries is constantly having some sort of crisis with their batteries. Is it the batteries? We think not. Although almost 87% of all batteries die prematurely, it is not the battery’s fault; they die from abuse. Don't despair we will help you choose the best battery for your unique application.

Even a well-intentioned battery owner, who cares for his batteries religiously, can have problems. What are the two principal causes of abuse? Either a poorly designed battery bank or inappropriate charging or both.

The Solar Biz is your best resource to completely avoid the above scenarios. Having designed over 11,000 off-grid systems we have the technical ability and design experience you absolutely need for your battery purchase.

Batteries may be divided into seven general categories for Renewable Energy. The first two relate to size:

  1. Industrial which are large and heavy, and have long life expectancy.
  2. All the rest, which have a shorter life expectancy and can be moved easily by human power alone.

The next five categories refer to materials and construction:

Wet Cell, GEL, and AGM batteries are all Lead Acid Batteries so the technology is the same. Do remember that you must be able to charge your (lead acid) batteries fully at least once every ten days, so just buying a big battery causes you to have a big charging system, or the batteries will surely fail.

AWet Cell Batteries need maintenance and attention; i.e. the never-ending periodic adding of distilled water and keeping the cables clean. They are a good choice economically and they're less expensive than AGM or GEL batteries.

BAbsorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries these are valve-regulated sealed batteries. They are not maintenance free. AGMs do not need the periodic addition of water. Without the fine mist of sulfuric acid, connector cables stay cleaner. Because they are sealed, AGM batteries are not hazardous shipments and they will not freeze even when deeply discharged. AGM batteries cost about a third more than their wet cell counterparts.

CGel Cell Batteries Also valve regulated sealed batteries. The sulfuric acid is mixed with silica sand to make a "mud". There are a number of characteristics I don't like about these. They're not kind to a hard charge and you can "cook" them easily. If you do heat them up the "mud" dries out and cracks, just like all mud, and leaves voids next to the grids, thus killing off some of the capacity. These batteries do have folks that love them and swear by them, but they are a small group who know how to maintain them. For most folks, I would recommend buying AGM instead.

D. Salt Water Batteries  At this time these are not available. They were the first truly eco-friendly battery, containing no toxic materials at all. All batteries are made up of two dissimilar materials and a liquid, Lead Acid batteries are two types of lead and sulfuric acid. Aquious Ion (salt water) batteries utilize cheap common raw materials which are readily available the design is Manganese and Carbon and the liquid is essentially Salt Water. They're Industrial sized batteries (heavy) with a long lifespan. Little or no maintenance plus the ability to add more capacity later if you need it.

E. Lithium Batteries Lithium batteries are different chemistry than other battery solutions; Some sales people will tell you that they can be discharged to 0% without damage but, what they fail to mention is… that’s when the lights go out! Plus, if you’re charging from solar when the sun comes up your charge controller won’t turn on because it runs off battery voltage, of which you have none.

Today we have two types of lithium batteries on the market: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) sometimes called Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LFP).

Our biggest concern with Li-Ion batteries comes from thermal runaway, its a dangerous chain reaction, triggered by a source of heat, like overcharging or a house fire, which can lead to a powerful, explosive occurrence.  Plus, you can’t put the fire out with water! The Power Wall is this type of lithium battery.

We recommend the LiFePO4 battery technology. LiFePO4 it is a different chemistry than Li-Ion batteries. it is much safer with significantly longer cycle life, lower cost, lower-toxicity and more stability. Trojan Trillium, RELiON and Simpliphi Lithium are all this type of chemistry.

If you're buying Trojan, batteries ask us about Our Local Pick-up Options. Available almost everywhere in the 48 States. A small pick up fee may apply. or If pick-up it is not convenient we also have commercial flat-rate Truck Shipping 

 Call us About Batteries 888-826-0939 we can really help.

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Crown Batteries

Manufactured in: Various

Renewable energy is the power of the future.  But even the most powerful solar cells do not generate at night.  Crown deep cycle batteries deliver consistent and reliable power both day and night and that means that you can keep your system running day and night - without compromise.

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Description
Part#
Price
  1. Crown-2V-500AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 500AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-02710

    Price: $399.97
  2. Crown-2V-550AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 550 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-02810

    Price: $413.97
  3. Crown-2V-625AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 625 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-02910

    Price: $431.97
  4. Crown Batteries 2V 700 AH Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 700 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-021000

    Price: $457.97
  5. Crown-2V-750AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 750AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-021100

    Price: $463.97
  6. Crown-2V-1000AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 1000AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-021400

    Price: $487.97
  7. Crown-2V-1300AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 1300AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-021880

    Price: $549.97
  8. Crown-2V-1400AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 1400AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-02203

    Price: $585.97
  9. Crown-2V-1600AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 1600AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-022350

    Price: $749.97
  10. Crown-2V-1700AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 1700AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-022500

    Price: $759.97
  11. Crown-2V-2050AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 2050AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-023000

    Price: $769.97
  12. Crown-2V-2350AH-Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 2350AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-023460

    Price: $917.97
  13. Crown-2V -2550AH- Battery

    Crown Batteries 2V 2550AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE - CUSTOM BUILT BATTERIES - 4-6 WEEK LEAD TIME

    Part#CRO-023690

    Price: $929.97

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Trojan Battery Company

Manufactured in: Various

Trojan Batteries are available to pick up at locations across the 48 states with free freight, plus a small pickup fee. Not every location stocks all the batteries we sell, but we can ship them on stock trucks from Trojan Battery to your chosen location at no cost to you. Smaller location may only receive trucks once or twice a month.
If you wish to have your batteries truck shipped (which will incur freight charges) to your location, due to US DOT and UN regulations, Lead Acid Batteries must be shipped by a Hazmat certified shipper and therefore cannot be returned. We will ship directly from Trojan’s factory by LTL freight. We can ship to a commercial location (the most economical way) or with extra freight cost, to some home addresses (delivery by truck may not always be possible to some residential locations).
 
We cannot ship to Post Office boxes or UPS stores as their employees are not certified to receive Hazmat shipments for you.

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Description
Part#
Price
  1. Trojan IND9-6V Industrial SIND 06 610  6V 472 AH Battery

    Trojan IND9-6V Industrial SIND 06 610 6V 472 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-20445

    Price: $495.97
  2. Trojan-Industrial-Battery-SIND-06-920

    Trojan IND13-6V Industrial SIND 06 920 6V 673 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-20673

    Price: $719.97
  3. Trojan  IND17-6V Industrial SIND 06 1225  6V 897 AH Battery

    Trojan IND17-6V Industrial SIND 06 1225 6V 897 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-20897

    Price: $923.97
  4. Trojan IND23-4V Industrial SIND 04 1685  4V 1270 AH Battery

    Trojan IND23-4V Industrial SIND 04 1685 4V 1270 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-21270

    Price: $857.97
  5. Trojan-Industrial-IND29-4V-SIND-04-2145-Battery

    Trojan IND29-4V Industrial SIND 04 2145 4V 1570 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-21570

    Price: $1,059.97
  6. Trojan IND27-2V Industrial SIND 02 1990  2V 1520 AH Battery

    Trojan IND27-2V Industrial SIND 02 1990 2V 1520 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-21457

    Price: $545.97
  7. Trojan IND33-2V Industrial SIND 02 2450  2V 1849 AH Battery

    Trojan IND33-2V Industrial SIND 02 2450 2V 1849 AH Battery

    NO CORE CHARGE
    These batteries are built to order allow 4 to 6 weeks lead time.

    Part#TRO-21794

    Price: $647.97

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HuP SolarOne Battery

Manufactured in: United Statesflag

HuP Solar One, for solar energy storage you really can't make a better choice than these batteries. We use them here at Solar Biz to power our New Mexico warehouse and offices, they have never miss a beat. We're not saying that these are the best batteries in the world, but there are none better.

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Description
Part#
Price
  1. HuP Solar One 12 Volt Battery

    HuP Solar One 12 Volt Battery

    FREE SHIPPING to a Commercial Location!

    Part#NWE-11012

    freeship
    Price: $2,689.97
  2. HuP Solar One 24 Volt Battery

    HuP Solar One 24 Volt Battery

    FREE SHIPPING to a Commercial Location!

    Part#NWE-21024

    freeship
    Price: $5,379.97
  3. Solar-One-HuP-Battery

    HuP Solar One 48 Volt Battery

    FREE SHIPPING to a Commercial Location!

    Part#NWE-41048

    freeship
    Price: $10,759.97

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OutBack Power

Manufactured in: Various

OutBack Power. The Arlington, Washington based company, founded in 2001 as a maker of “pure sine wave” off grid inverter products, has expanded to grid-tie and hybrid inverters, maximum power point tracking charge controllers, communications and network products and integration hardware to keep it all working smoothly together. OutBack Power – Masters of the Off Grid.

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Rolls Surrette Battery Company

Manufactured in: Various

Rolls Surrette premium deep cycle batteries for use in Renewable Energy, Marine, Motive Power and Railroad applications.  Flooded and sealed AGM & GEL VRLA products which are internationally recognized for their dependability, outstanding quality plus industry-leading manufacturer warranties.

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Description
Part#
Price
  1. Part#SUR-30016

    Price: $653.97
  2. Part#SUR-30017

    Price: $695.97
  3. Part#SUR-30018

    Price: $863.97
  4. Part#SUR-30012

    Price: $487.97
  5. Part#SUR-30013

    Price: $831.97
  6. Part#SUR-30014

    Price: $979.97
  7. Part#SUR-30004

    Price: $709.97
  8. Part#SUR-30005

    Price: $867.97
  9. Part#SUR-30006

    Price: $1,005.97
  10. Part#SUR-30008

    Price: $953.97
  11. Part#SUR-30009

    Price: $1,357.97
  12. Part#SUR-30011

    Price: $929.97
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