Different battery technologies are different weights as well as different sizes. This may be relevant depending on where you want to store your energy storage batteries.
Energy storage batteries come in a variety of different sizes and weights and each have different characteristics. In the above graphic several batteries are a similar weight, however you may need a number of batteries to provide the same output power which could increase the installation size and weight considerably.
Some batteries have a much higher energy density than others. If you have a lot of space available this may not be relevant but if you are limited in space you may want to consider one of the smaller batteries.
If you have a limited amount of space then you may need to look at the SoNick battery that has the highest energy density of any energy storage battery.
Another thing to consider in deciding where to place your battery is the safety of the battery. For many batteries, particularly lead acid or lithium ion it is not safe to have the batteries inside the house and they have to be stored in a well ventilated area and one that isn’t subject to wide temperature variations.
As the FIAMM SoNick battery doesn’t give off gases and can’t catch fire or explode it is safe to put the battery anywhere that you have the space making it a much more suitable battery for many applications.
Another thing to consider is how much power you can actually draw from the battery at any point in time. Our SoNick battery can draw 150 amps continuously for 4 hours however, some other batteries are very limited in the amount of power that can be used, maybe with only enough to boil a kettle and little else.
It is critical that you do your homework and understand how you want to use your energy storage battery and understand the capabilities of different battery technologies.
If you would like to know more about getting safe, reliable and recyclable Sodium Nickel Chloride (SoNick) battery storage for your home, business or micro-grid visit us at http://quantum.GridEdge.com.au