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Alternative Energy Battery Type 101
If you need the power you rely on to survive to always be there when you need it, it is critically important to have good energy storage capacity. This is especially true when you are off grid. Solar, wind and hydropower are all great alternative sources of energy, however they can be subject to the whims of mother nature when clouds block out the sun, the wind is nowhere to be found or water levels are low. In order to keep your homestead going, it is important to have a backup source of energy.
At the present time, deep cycle lead-acid batteries are the best choice for battery banks due to being inexpensive (best price to power ratio), lightweight and the ability to provide a consistent current. Read on to learn about the most commonly deep cycle batteries in use for your off grid systems: