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Advanced level, Batteries, DC, Lithium, Medium level -

(Read more about Lithium batteries here)   People often claim that Lithium batteries are expensive, and although initial costs are higher, Lithium batteries are cheaper over a longer period. In this article, we will try and compare batteries that use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry with Lead-Acid batteries, in terms of capacity, longevity and price over an extended period of time. We will conclude that LiFePO4 batteries are about 40% cheaper in the long run, next to having a range of other benefits. We will...

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Advanced level, Batteries, Cables, DC, How to connect, Parallel vs Series -

  At the heart of any solar PV system sits the battery bank; the battery bank can be either a single or multiple batteries connected to each other.   Batteries are connected to each other in order to increase:   - the battery voltage (in Volts, V), or- the battery capacity (in Ampere hours, Ah), or- both capacity and voltage.   (Always remember power = Volts x Ampere, or W = V x A).   You can connect batteries either...

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Batteries, Beginner level, Inverters, Sizing, Solar panels -

This is a handy tool that will help you with estimating your energy consumption and with the sizing of your solar PV system. Download The Solar System Sizing Calculator (Version 20.2 Updated February 2020) SunStore will take no liability arising from or relating to your use of this tool. It is the user's responsibility to seek further consultation if they are not familiar with solar system sizing.   Read more: SunStore Solar System Sizing Calculator9 Easy Steps towards installing SolarSolar panels -...

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Batteries, Lithium, Medium level -

Are you also confused? Is it Lithium Ion or Lithium Iron? And what is LiFePO4? A lithium-ion battery (or Li-Ion) is rechargeable kind of battery with lithium cobalt dioxide (LiCoO2) or lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4) as a cathode or can also be a LiFePO4 battery.   A lithium-iron battery is also a rechargeable type of battery but made with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) as the cathode material; the “Li” is for Lithium, the “Fe” is for Iron, and “PO4” stands...

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