Types of batteries
There are different types of battery storage systems, however most households use lithium-ion technology.
It’s important to understand the type of battery storage systems available. Each will have different installation and maintenance requirements, as well as different safety precautions:
- Lithium-lon batteries – long life span, greater power storage, fast charging times, requires careful safety management
- Lead acid batteries – used to provide back-up power, cheaper than other batteries, well established safety standards
- Flow batteries – popular in commercial and large-scale applications, environmentally friendly
- Salt water batteries – shorter life span, 100 per cent efficient, quite big and heavy