Which Battery is Best for Rural Microgrid?
The main concern for rural microgrid batteries is the amount of useful energy capacity and the ability to scale up capacity to meet autonomy needs. The useful energy cost of the battery system will have a significant impact on the economics of the system, as well as battery efficiency, which will impact the operational costs. Ambient temperature, in combination with the battery room size at the site, will influence the selection of the battery. Remote location and availability of professional service will impact whether batteries must be maintenance-free. Remote battery status monitoring is beneficial for ensuring the proper usage and long life of the battery system.