There has been lots of talk on whether an on-grid energy storage system is really eco-friendly. The following article will highlight some of the green benefits in using the Ampd Silo.
Lithium-ion Vs Lead Acid BatteriesLead acid batteries are the most common storage medium for UPSs (Uninterruptible Power Supply). They are cheap and have been the mainstay for the past 100 years, but not without problems:
- Lead batteries have a low depth of discharge, meaning one must oversize (use more batteries) for an equivalent amount of storage.
- The lifespan of lead acid can be in the region of 3-4 years, while Li-ion has a lifespan of double that, equating to more lead acid batteries required over a UPSs lifespan.
- Chemicals in lead acid batteries, if not recycled properly, can result in acute or chronic lead poisoning, numerous health issues and potentially death. With over 4 million tons of lead being used in batteries annually, this can be a huge problem