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    ENERGY STORAGE

    Battery storage for excess solar energy to save you money and worry.

    We design, engineer, and install battery systems to build your capacity to store the energy your solar panels make.

    How Does it Work?

    A battery storage system saves your solar energy to be used at a later time. The more batteries you have the more capacity to store energy. When your battery is full your excess solar energy will go back to the utility, and when your battery is low the grid will supply your energy need and even charge your battery if necessary.

    Agathon Solar offers solar backup power to our Michigan solar customers. We install long-lasting dependable solar batteries. Batteries do have an initial start-up cost, but will in the long run out perform noisy and polluting generators. We install all types of battery technologies.

    Agathon Solar has researched the top solar backup power system brands and we recommend a battery like the Fortress Power Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) over the Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries offered by Tesla and Generac. This video outlines the differences between the technologies.

    LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Advantages over NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt)
    Cycle Life

    LFP has a higher cycle life, 6,000 or more with an 80 to 90% depth of discharge (DOD).

    Safer

    LFP chemistry is not nearly as subject to thermal run off which can cause fires in battery products.

    Environment

    Manufacturing process with LFP is much cleaner while Generac and Tesla both use NMC chemistry that has Cobalt. The mining process for cobalt is far from green and has some other questionable activities to get it from the earth.

    End of life

    Most of the components in an LFP battery will be able to be recycled at the end of its service life. This is not the case with NMC primarily because of the cobalt.

    Overall the LFP battery is superior to either the Tesla or Generac battery. This video illustrates the above very clearly.

    Model
    Installed Cost
    Warranty
    Energy Throughput
    Retention Capacity

    FORTRESS
    eVault 12kW/18.5kWh

    $26,500
    Cost per kWh 29¢

    10 years

    88.8mWh

    70% at 10 years
    Following Initial Installation Date

    TESLA
    2x Powerwall 5kW/13.5kWh

    $26,800
    Cost per kWh 35¢

    10 years

    37.0mWh

    70% at 10 years
    Following Initial Installation Date