29 Jul '16, 12pm

Batteries for Off-Grid Homes

Batteries for Off-Grid Homes

Well, no. If the price drops that low, off-grid homeowners may choose to buy lithium-ion batteries instead of lead-acid batteries, because lithium-ion batteries require less maintenance. But off-grid homeowners won’t be able to run their homes on a system consisting of just a PV array, an inverter Device for converting direct-current (DC) electricity into the alternating-current (AC) form required for most home uses; necessary if home-generated electricity is to be fed into the electric grid through net-metering arrangements. , a charge controller, and a battery. They are still going to need a generator with an internal-combustion engine fueled by gasoline or propane.

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