One of the things that you should consider when putting battery storage on your home is whether or not the battery chemistry is toxic either in its manufacture or disposal or in its day to day use.
Often, one of the reasons that people put solar panels on their house and put in battery storage to collect the excess usage is to protect the environment and reduce the need for coal powered power stations.
This can be counterproductive if you choose a battery that is made from toxic materials or has components that can’t be recycled.
Lithium Ion is a very toxic substance and the mining of it is mainly done in third world countries with dubious safety conditions. There are also a lot of questions regarding its recyclability at end of life due to this toxicity.
Lead is a toxic metal with documented health risks.
Bromine vapour can be poisonous at room temperature.
The FIAMM SoNick battery is made from salt and is completely non-toxic and is also 100% recyclable.
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