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5 Reasons Why Lithium iron Phosphate Batteries Dominate Solar applications!

647 Published by BSLBATT Jul 30,2021

LiFePO4 batteries have a lengthy list of benefits that make them the best choice for Household energy storage and many other battery bank applications. Ease of use. Safety. More power!

The future of energy storage relies on pushing the envelope. We need battery solutions that have greater capacity, a high power potential, a longer lifespan, are sustainable, safe, and fit into the needs and wants of today’s conscientious consumers. Lithium-ion batteries have become a go-to option in on-grid solar power backup systems, and it’s easy to understand why. However, as technology has advanced, a new winner in the race for energy storage solutions has emerged: lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4).

Today I’m going to show you one of our best-selling models, the BSLBATT 48V lithium battery. We showed the introduction of each module of the battery and how to use it in the video. Watch the video to see for yourself!

BSLBATT 48V lithium battery – Our battery module consists of multiple cells connected in a series and/or a parallel, encased in a mechanical structure. The system is modular in design, allowing for it to be easily switched to a different capacity and power as per your demands.

If you’re looking for energy storage for your residential solar system for grid-tie or off-grid, this 48V lithium battery is a great option. Deep cycle batteries are a key component in off-grid solar electric systems, and for grid-tie or emergency backup power systems with or without solar. For renewable energy systems, the 48V lithium battery is compatible with CAN BUS and RS485 communication protocols, which means that the battery pack can work with Victron, Goodwe, Studer, SMA, Fronius, SolarEdge, Sungrow, Huawei, Growatt, and many other leading brands of inverters and solar charge controllers.

Lithium iron Phosphate Batteries

Although lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries aren’t exactly new, they’re just now picking up traction in Global commercial markets. Let’s explore the many reasons that lithium iron phosphate batteries are the future of solar energy storage.

Safety And Stability

LiFePO4 batteries are best known for their strong safety profile, the result of extremely stable chemistry. Phosphate-based batteries offer superior thermal and chemical stability which provides an increase in safety over lithium-ion batteries made with other cathode materials. Lithium phosphate cells are incombustible, which is an important feature in the event of mishandling during charging or discharging. They can also withstand harsh conditions, be it freezing cold, scorching heat, or rough terrain.

In solar applications, where batteries are often housed in residences or in close proximity to highly occupied office buildings, safety is an extremely important factor to consider. If you’re selecting a lithium battery and anticipate use in hazardous or unstable environments, LiFePO4 is likely your best choice.

Performance

Performance is a major factor in determining which type of battery to use in a given application. Long life, slow self-discharge rates, and less weight make lithium iron batteries an appealing option as they are expected to have a longer shelf life than lithium-ion. Service life usually clocks in at five to ten years or longer, and runtime significantly exceeds lead-acid batteries and other lithium formulations. Battery charging time is also considerably reduced, another convenient performance perk. So, if you’re looking for a battery to stand the test of time and charge quickly, LiFePO4 is the answer.

The longer life cycle helps in solar power setups in particular, where installation is costly and replacing batteries disrupts the entire electrical system of the building. Solar panels and energy management systems currently have a life cycle of up to 20 or 30 years. A battery that remains efficient after more cycles will better match the lifespan of the solar power system as a whole.

Space Efficiency

Also worth mentioning is LiFePO4’s space-efficient characteristics. At one-third the weight of most lead-acid batteries and almost half the weight of the popular manganese oxide, LiFePO4 provides an effective way to make use of space and weight. Making your product more efficient overall.  

Environmental Impact

LiFePO4 batteries are non-toxic, non-contaminating, and contain no rare earth metals, making them an environmentally conscious choice. Lead-acid and nickel oxide lithium batteries carry significant environmental risk (especially lead-acid, as internal chemicals, degrade structure over the team and eventually cause leakage).

Compared to lead-acid and other lithium batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries offer significant advantages, including improved discharge and charge efficiency, a longer life span, and the ability to deep cycle while maintaining performance. LiFePO4 batteries often come with a higher price tag, but a much better cost over the life of the product, minimal maintenance, and infrequent replacement make them a worthwhile investment and a smart long-term solution.

Bonus: Battery management system

Our Lithium battery comes standard with a battery management system (BMS) to manage the rechargeable Lithium LiFePO4 battery. How it does this is by monitoring the battery’s state and the cells. It also collects various sets of data to calculate and control the battery’s environment. One of the critical functions of the BMS is to balance the cells to ensure that the battery can perform at its best while protecting it by observing its voltage and temperature to avoid cell failure.

What’s New:

To give your business these advantages, our R&D department has developed a new power supply which is more stable, reliable and is eco-friendly built with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4). We are getting ready to launch. Would you like to know more?

It is a revolutionary new power system for the warehouse, distribution center, and manufacturing plant.

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