What Are The Advantages And Benefits?
Their features are generally economic as a result of continuous efforts to enhance the product.
1. Extensive Life Cycle
The number of times a battery can be discharged until total exhaustion represents its life cycle. When it comes to this aspect, the Lithium-Ion battery has between 4,000 and 6,000 cycles. However, Lithium batteries suffer from earlier ageing if worked or left in hot conditions.
They are chosen for ancillary battery storage services to Utility electrical grids. Lithium-Ion battery will charge and discharge (80% to 90%) on a regular basis. This allows them to gather more energy. When inactive, their capacity does not lag behind.
2. Easy Maintenance
You need to pay attention to maintenance chedules to ensure that a flooded Lead Acid battery functions well.
It demands systematic control of fluid level by checking battery electrolytes acidity levels correct.
Correct ventilation is required for most batteries but particularly Lead Acid flooded type. If ventilation is poorly done, hydrogen and sulfuric acid gases accumulate, increasing the potential for explosion and damaging the device.
If you fail to do the maintenance checks regularly, you may incur expensive repair costs. In the case where damage occurs you may have to buy another battery bank earlier than you had planned.
An advantage of lithium-ion battery for solar storage is they are less troublesome. These fully contained batteries require little to almost zero maintenance supervision. This is due to an integrated system, which adjusts the voltage and the temperature of every single cell.
The higher initial capital cost for lithium-ion battery storage is offset to some degree by lower maintenance requirements and efficiency.
3. Prime Capacity
A common LI-ION battery stores 1500Wh/kilogram. The nickel–metal hydride battery (abbreviated Ni-MH) stores 1000Wh/kilogram. The lead-acid battery stores 250 Wh/kilogram. Vanadium flow batteries have specific energies in the range of 10-20Wh/kilogram.
In other words, the lithium-ion battery technology is 6 times more efficient than a lead-acid battery. It is around 100 times more efficient than a vanadium flow battery. This difference is significant.
4. Reduced Size and Weight of Batteries
The li-ion battery weighs three times less than the Lead Acid battery, while their volume is halved.
Consider these as economic strengths because they have a positive influence on the shipping, installation and charging costs.
Also, the Lithium-Ion battery occupies less space per 1000Wh of energy storage. When room is tight that is an advantage.
5. Peace of Mind
A great benefit of this technology is high reliability and low maintenance in all weather conditions. In the periods of power outages you will continue watching your favorite movie series while your neighbors are searching draws for their torches.