Forklift Batteries & Living Off of the Grid
DCPS Blog by Emily Nikolaisen
Is the small house movement appealing to you but are you stumped on how to power your new dream? Forklift batteries, along with solar panels, are a great way to keep your little home up and running!
Your secret weapons for livingHave you been following the tiny house movement or are you interested in creating a self-sufficient home and live off-grid? One of your secret weapons for living off of the grid are lead acid batteries. These handy power sources are a great way to keep your solar panels fully functional. If you’ve been having trouble with the longevity of small bank batteries, bulky and hard-working forklift batteries are the best solution. Industrial batteries use lead plates that are much thicker than L-16 batteries, and they also utilize two-volt cells.
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Batteries are a key piece of solar power systems due to energy storage needs. The industrial batteries are able to hold and store energy so that you can use your electrical power at any time, day or night. This type of electric vehicle battery, or motive battery, is perfect for this type of use. Deep-cycle batteries have been constructed to be discharged to 20% of their capacity regularly.
Being aware of budget when buying batteries is important and batteries are available in multiple different voltages and sizes, these batteries are a cost effective solution to your renewable energy needs. Smaller batteries can cost around $300-400 per battery and you’ll need upwards of eight batteries to give you the correct amount of power. That can add up fast, especially when compared with the cost of larger batteries, which run around $2,500 for one industrial battery.
While forklift battery storage may seem like a big investment at first, they’ll can last much longer than smaller batteries. They can have a lifespan of 15+ years when cared for properly. They’ll last at least twice as long as smaller bank style batteries.
If the small house movement appeals to you but are you stumped on how to power your new dream consider forklift batteries, along with solar panels as you are researching your resources. They're a great way to keep your little home up and running! If these units seem a little too expensive to purchase new, consider pricing out a refurbished forklift battery.