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Batteries Plus Announces Partnership with RELiON Battery

Retailer will offer RELiON lithium batteries in over 170 stores across the U.S.

In celebration of National Battery Day, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, Batteries Plus, is pleased to announce a new agreement with global lithium battery company, RELiON Battery. The company announced today the addition of […]

February 18th is National Battery Day!

from CSWD

Americans purchase nearly 3 billion dry-cell (alkaline or lithium) batteries every year to power radios, toys, cellular phones, watches, laptop computers, and portable power tools. (University of Illinois at Urbana, 2021) These batteries can have a second life with proper disposal.

Tips on handling batteries:

1.Do not put batteries in your blue bin […]

How Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Easier on The Environment

Danielle Ferguson

Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have many features that make them superior to other battery technologies. They are lightweight and versatile. They have a long lifespan and a fast recharge rate. They can also withstand cold, heat, collision, and mishandling during charging and discharging without risk of combustion.

But are lithium iron phosphate […]

Be Prepared for Emergencies: Generators and Backup Batteries

A tree that fell due to the weight of ice in Troy, New York. Image: Wikipedia

Keeping your power on when things go bump in the night.

Chi Woodruff

As global warming increases and sea levels rise, natural disasters are also expected to increase. Only about one fifth of U.S. and […]

Off-Grid Solar Installations Increasing During the Pandemic

Commercial grid-tie array at Rek-Lis Brewing in Bethlehem NH. Photos Darren O’Meara.

George Harvey

The Covid-19 pandemic has had different effects on different industries. Some industries have been hit hard, and others found the time exceptionally profitable. We wanted to get a good idea of what is happening for the solar […]

Clean Energy Group Proposes 20 Federal Strategies to Advance Battery Storage Markets

Recommends New Federal Policy, Support for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities, and New Finance Tools

Montpelier, VT – Clean Energy Group (CEG), a national nonprofit organization that has worked on multiple battery storage issues over the last several years, has proposed a comprehensive series of new policy actions the federal government could take to accelerate […]

Working Together: Fortress Battery and Green Mountain Solar

In Hinesburg, VT, 24 LG panels enjoy clear-blue summer skies to power the home and charge the Fortress back-up-energy-storage system. Photos courtesy of Green Mountain Solar.

George Harvey

Fortress Power

Regular readers of Green Energy Times might have read “Battery Storage Choices Grow with Fortress Power,” an article that […]

Battery Storage Choices Grow with Fortress Power

Fortress Power eVault 18.5 installation. Courtesy photos.

Chris Sparadeo

In the past, flooded lead-acid (FLA) batteries have been the first choice for those living off-grid. Although they have historically been the backbone of remote electrification, these batteries come with tradeoffs. Off-gassing, equalization charge, hydrometer readings are concepts that off-grid homeowners have come to […]

Liquid Air Energy Storage in Vermont

Cryogenic energy storage system. Image: Highview Power.

George Harvey

Two energy companies announced that they will co-develop a highly unusual energy-storage project in Vermont. It will be the first commercial cryogenic energy-storage system in the United States. It will use air that has been cooled to the point of […]

Lithium vs. Lead-Acid Batteries

Comparing Total Cost of Ownership

Craig Quentin, Applications Engineer, RELiON Battery

Compared to lead-acid batteries, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries offer users practical advantages such as lighter weight and hands-off operation. These batteries also have longer lifetimes which makes for far less frequent battery replacements and service calls.

But many first-time buyers of LiFePO4 batteries […]