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