With solar energy becoming increasingly popular (in 2016, the market doubled in size), many home and business owners are interested in not only installing solar energy systems, but also in technology that can be used to store excess energy produced by their solar panels. There are several types of solar energy batteries for energy storage, and each of these batteries has its own unique characteristics that could be beneficial depending on your situation. One newcomer to the game (although it comes from a well-established brand), the RESU battery by LG Chem is the ideal battery to meet the needs of most solar energy consumers. For this reason, it is a battery that Cedar Creek Energy often recommends to both commercial and residential clients.
Increasing Your Energy Independence With the LG Chem RESU
At the advent of the cellular telephone era, you likely sported a stylish, top of the line LG flip phone. While LG may have eventually lost out on a large portion of the cell phone market (curse you, Apple!), they have a variety of other innovative products to offer consumers. One such product, LG Chem’s RESU solar battery, is a great option for the owners of solar energy systems to consider. This is a dependable battery to use in conjunction with your solar system to have round-the-clock power available in your home. With the use of solar batteries in the sunny summer months, homeowners and business owners can sustain their power supply close to 24 hours a day without pulling energy from the grid. Without a battery, this would only be possible during daylight hours when solar panels are actively producing energy.
LG Chem RESU batteries come in several different capacities (from 3.3 kilowatt-hours to 9.8 kWh) to suit any need; a 3.3 kWh capacity battery can generally power a home for several hours without supplemental energy sources. On sunny days, the battery will store excess power, which you can use once the sun goes down.
The Main Draws of the RESU Line
This line of batteries comes with a variety of benefits. One of the most notable benefits is the generous warranty LG Chem offers. The 10-year warranty covers both malfunction of the battery and a large loss in its storage capacity (defined as greater than 40%), which makes it more solid than warranties offered by other solar battery companies. The guarantee of storage capacity is one of the great perks that come with this battery, and it is a factor that should be considered when determining your ROI of installing an LG Chem RESU battery. Over a 10-year period, it offers a consistently effective energy storage solution.
There are several additional benefits to choosing the LG Chem RESU battery that are worth mentioning. First, its physical specs are smaller and more compact than other solar batteries making it easy to install on any wall or surface inside or outside of your home. It also offers a quick charge combined with the ability to discharge around 90% of the battery’s capacity without degrading its energy storage capacity. These components add up to a versatile, efficient solar battery for you to use alongside your solar energy system.
When choosing a brand of battery to store your excess solar energy, it really comes down to personal needs and preferences. If you are looking for a big, powerful battery in a small package with an impressive warranty to boot, the LG Chem RESU may be just the battery for you.
Please contact us to find out more about how you can tap into the energy savings found with solar energy and battery storage.