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The typical requirements for stand alone renewable energy installations are ruggedness, environmental flexibility, unattended operation, ease of installation, and reliability.

Traditionally the most usual system had photovoltaic panels. However,  with the increasing availability of small wind turbines, systems can now be photovoltaic, wind turbine or hybrids utilising both. In addition a back up generator may also be part of the system.

Regardless of the configuration, an ‘off-grid’ stand alone system has to have some form of energy storage, and this is usually provided by a battery.

More information:

Application Note - Renewable Energy Systems (pdf download)

Technical Paper  - Battery Technologies in Renewable Energy Applications (document request)

With an increasing number of systems being installed in critical applications such as telecommunications and navigational aids, emphasis is placed on designing for safety and reliability as the requirements for system integrity and availability are paramount.

To ensure that the correct battery is chosen and sized it is important that the parameters of the application have been defined. This should include the daily energy need, the back-up time required and the nominal load voltage, along with the available daylight and temperature for the critical and summer months as well as other, more optional, factors, such as future load extension, aging factor etc.

To assist you in selecting  the optimum nickel-cadmium battery for your renewable energy application, we can perform the sizing for you.

Please contact us for further information and support. We can recommend a suitable battery for your specific application based on your application requirements.


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