How to Choose Solar battery for home

by Selina Luo
How to Choose Solar battery for home

There is nothing more frustrating than a power outage. It is best to store enough power in your battery pack to cope with this situation. 


But too much battery capacity means that your system will not be able to fully charge. If your battery pack is too large, your battery will not be fully charged, which will damage the battery.


The amount of battery storage you need is based on your energy usage. Energy usage is measured in kilowatt hours. For example, if you need 1,000 watts for 8 hours per day, then your energy usage is 8kWh per day. A battery capacity of 4 to 8 kWh is usually sufficient for an average four-person home. Your energy needs may greatly differ from that. To size a system that will best fit your needs, we recommend making a list of all the devices you plan on running. Get the wattage information, or the amps and volts of the product, and provide an average run time per device.




Did you know that there are different kinds of systems to choose from? Before you make your purchase, you’ll need to sort out your goals… And then find out which system is right for you.


RPower more of your home at once - look for a solar battery with a high power rating.

RRun your home with your solar battery for a longer amount of time - look for a battery with a higher usable capacity.

RPower a more energy-intensive appliance - look for a battery with a high instantaneous power rating.

choose Solar battery bank for home

RWant to get the most amount of storage out of the least amount of space - look for lithium-ion nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) solar batteries.

RBattery with the absolute highest safety rating possible (don’t worry, they’re all safe!) - look to LFP solar batteries.

RBattery with the longest lifetime that you can cycle the most amount of times - look for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries.




What is the lifespan of solar batteries?


Battery life varies a bit depending on the battery type. For example, many gel batteries typically last 1,100 cycles, absorbed glass batteries 600 cycles, and lithium iron phosphate batteries 7,000 cycles. It’s fair to assume the general range for a solar battery’s lifespan is between 5 and 15 years. Therefore, you may need to replace your batteries at least once within the lifespan of the rest of your solar system.


 Solar battery bank for home Buying Guide


What is the best solar battery?

The best battery for you depends on many factors, from the size of the house to the characteristics of the solar installation, to the energy you even want from the energy storage system. If you have a large house with a lot of electrical appliances, you will want to look for a high-capacity battery that can output power continuously for several hours. If you pay attention to price and are more concerned about optimizing the solar system, then a smaller battery with good battery integration may be the best choice.



Vivzone 25000 mAh Solar Power Bank

 solar power bank camping

Complete with a carabiner to attach it right to your bag or pack, this portable design is outfitted with built-in solar panels to recharge the massive 25,000mAh battery while you're off the grid. It's equipped with a 5W wireless charging pad, two USB ports, and a USB C port to charge up to 4 devices at once. The addition of a 260 lumen LED torch makes this compact power bank the perfect for camping, travel, hiking, or any outdoor activity.

by Selina Luo