From Wall Street to Main Street, deploying microgrid technology integrated with storage has captured the attention of futurists and business people alike. Last April Wal-Mart launched 17 microgrid...
Lead-Acid batteries are still the most common form of energy storage for photovoltaic systems. A lead-acid battery charges, stores, and discharges energy based on a chemical reaction of the metal...
1) How often do I need to charge or "top off" my lead-acid batteries? Maintaining your batteries is the key ingredient to ensuring that your battery bank reaches its designed life...
Types of Lead Acid Batteries (Wet / AGM / Gel) Wet (aka Flooded) Wet batteries are generally less expensive than the two other main types, AGM and Gel. A well-maintained wet battery...
Energy storage, at both the residential and utility scale, stands to address two of the most challenging problems currently facing utilities and the grid. Under ideal conditions utilities return...
Since PV systems produce electricity directly from sunlight and maximize the efficiency of energy collection, it may seem like adding or choosing a PV system with battery backup would only increase...
The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is a higher efficient DC-DC converter technology compared to "shunt controller" and "pulse width modulation (PWM)" technologies. Using a non-MPPT charge...