Solar Battery Technical FAQs: All Your Questions Answered in One Place

Are you planning to invest in a solar battery? But have plenty of questions regarding the device, the technology and usage? Worry not, EuroIndustriel has your back! As a leading global solar battery supplier and distributor, our team is here to answer all your questions about solar batteries. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the topic.

FAQs on Solar Batteries

1. What is the meaning of “useable” capacity of a solar battery?

The capacity of a solar battery is the amount of energy that it can store. It’s usually measured in kWh (kilo-Watt-hours). When you buy a battery, you need to look at the useable capacity and not the total capacity. For example, the total capacity of a solar battery may be 20kWh. However, the useable capacity of the battery is usually less around 18.5kWh. Solar batteries do not fully discharge up to the total capacity. They discharge only till the useable capacity to prevent any damage to the cells.

2. What is the cycle of a solar battery?

A cycle of a solar battery comprises one complete charge and one complete discharge. For example, if a battery discharges 50% and recharges 50%, then this refers to ½ of a cycle. When purchasing a solar battery, you have to consider how many cycles the warranty covers. For example, if the company advertises warranty coverage up to 1000 cycles, then you can be guaranteed that the battery will work without any troubles for approximately 1000 charge and discharge cycles.

3. Which is the best type of solar battery?

Solar batteries are divided into four common types:
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Flow batteries
  • Nickel Cadmium batteries

Each of these battery types have their own pros and cons. There is no single best battery that works for all applications. Make sure to check out the pros and cons of different solar batteries to find the best one that suits your needs.

4. Which solar battery capacity should I choose?

Just like a solar panel, the battery capacity depends on the application size and usage. If you are planning to run several appliances and devices on solar power, then you need a battery with a larger capacity. Get in touch with EuroIndustriel to help you decide the right battery capacity for your solar application.

5. What's the charge/discharge power of solar batteries?

It’s crucial that you check the power output before you invest in a solar battery. For example, a battery that delivers 800w(watts) of power cannot run an appliance that requires 2000w. Similarly, if your solar panels generate 5kW power but your battery can only store 3kW, then 2kW will head back into the grid.

6. Can solar batteries run during power cuts?

Generally speaking, a solar battery is designed to store solar energy. However, you can configure it to provide power backup during power cuts by pairing it with a solar inverter. A solar inverter converts stored solar energy in the battery from DC to AC to power appliances when there is a power cut. Check out the beginner’s guide to solar inverters and solar batteries to understand more about this system.

7. Can solar panels generate electricity at night?

One of the common questions that our customers ask is, “can solar panels work at night?” The short answer is no, they generate electricity only when the sun is shining. They do not generate electricity at night, when it’s cloudy or raining. But this is where a solar battery comes into the picture. It helps in ensuring that you have an uninterrupted power supply even at night or when it’s cloudy.

During the day, solar panels generate electricity and the generated power feeds and runs your appliances. The excess power that is generated is diverted to the solar batteries. You can use the excess power stored in these batteries at night or when the sun goes down.

8. Where can I buy a solar battery?

EuroIndustriel provides you with the best solar batteries from all top brands like Tusker Power. You can compare the specifications and features to find the right battery that suits your needs. We also recommend that you check out this solar battery buying guide to check out the factors to consider before buying one.

EuroIndustriel has answers to all your Solar Questions

At EuroIndustriel, it’s our mission to help our customers switch over to clean solar energy cost-effectively and without any hassles. If you need any further help finding the right solar batteries for your system or looking for cost-effective solar inverters, get in touch with our team today.

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