Dean Middleton

May 232016
 
As new energy storage technology continues to emerge and costs continue to decline, more  customers and installers are interested in understanding how to integrate these storage solutions into their on/off grid solar systems for both new installations and retrofits. Energy storage provides a second level of power security and cost savings for customers and savvy solar installers who understand the added value storage brings to their residential and commercial systems. Identifying the...
Apr 142014
 
The single most important factor to consider when purchasing a deep-cycle battery for a renewable energy application is cycle life, which is the number of discharge/charge cycles the battery can provide over its lifetime. Many find that deep-cycle batteries used in renewable energy (RE) applications never reach their expected cycle life, but they do not know why. The answer is simple - the occurrence of Partial State of Charge (PSOC) in which the batteries are often never fully recharged on a...