Clearing Up the Confusion: A Look at Battery Types, Applications, and Costs
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Price: $175 SEIA/SEPA Members $195 Non-Members
Recent developments in lithium-ion battery technology have seen many installers shifting from lead-acid batteries, the go-to battery chemistry for decades, to lithium-ion chemistries. Customers are also starting to inquire more about lithium-ion storage technologies. In this class, we'll discuss the functional differences between the most common battery chemistries used with PV systems, the various applications for them, and what metrics are used to compare technologies. We'll look at how battery chemistry impacts battery bank sizing by reviewing a couple of design examples. Finally, we'll use those design examples as the basis for a cost comparison of different battery technologies looking at both upfront and life cycle costs.