Posts tagged as battery

Deep-cycle batteries for solar applications

  Trojan Battery has launched its new line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. With its non-spillable design, the new batteries enable installers to customise the use and position of the batteries in customer applications, and are certified for non-hazardous shipping. This battery […]

Maintaining VLA batteries properly

  The solution to vented lead-acid (VLA) battery maintenance and optimal functionality is an electrolyte battery monitoring system. Midtronics’ Cellguard ELS+ electrolyte battery monitoring system is small, can be easily installed and requires no maintenance. Sensor wiring is daisy-chained without a return path wire, and sensors are attached to the battery case with an adhesive foam padding. […]

High capacity, deep cycle energy storage solution

  PowerBank is the latest addition to the well-known Omnipower brand by Sinetech. This lithium ion (Li-ion) energy storage solution was first launched at the Solar Show Africa 2016, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in March. The device is a high power and compact 48 V, 6,5 kWh energy storage solution capable of being discharged to […]

Green power: Energy storage remains the weakest link

  Of all the new technologies being developed across the globe, batteries – or rather, energy storage – remains the weakest link in any system. Researchers are continually improving the efficacy of solar cells and wind generators but the question of how to store it for when it is needed most seems to elude the […]

Battery analyser for increased accuracy

  To help ensure reliability, stationary batteries need to be maintained and tested regularly. Even “maintenance free” batteries require regular testing because they can deteriorate over time. Most of the battery testers on the market had either no CAT rating or a low CAT rating, and so Fluke developed a battery analyser that is not […]