Lead acid batteries / Guides

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...batteries on the market today are much more robust and functional than the lead-acid batteries we have relied on in the past. Discharging a lead-acid battery be...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...batteries can be discharged down to 90% of capacity without causing damage, where lead-acid batteries (and even the Tesla lithium ion Powerwall) should not be d...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...lead/acid batteries still take a large share of the home battery market, but new lithium-ion batteries are constantly hitting the market with better capacity an...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...Batteries : 8 Deka deep cycle solar batteries, lead acid AGM 12V 265 Ah (a nominal 25 kWh storage) Backup generator: Generac Ecogen, 6 kW Electronics: S...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...lead batteries. The high-efficiency converter (which transforms the direct current from the 48-volt battery into 120-volt domestic alternating current) can wi...