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As explained in the video above, the recommended battery for a DIY home solar power system is the Trojan T-105 RE.
Do not buy the Trojan T-105 RE from the internet!
The unit weight of the battery is 67 lbs. If you were to buy it online, you will be paying a lot of money for delivery charges.
The best solution is to get the battery from your local Trojan battery dealer.
Call up your local Trojan dealer and ask them if they have the T-105 RE in stock. If they don’t it would be easy for them to order a couple of units from Trojan HQ.
If they do have stock, drive to your local Trojan battery dealer and buy it from them. You will be saving a lot of shipping and handling cost if you were to do so.
Where to find cheap battery for a home solar power system?
Many people are really keen to use renewable energy source such as solar power to reduce their home energy consumption.
When the energy is generate by the solar array, most of the time, it will not be used immediately.
Most people with a Do It Yourself (DIY) solar energy system will build a battery bank to store the electricity generated. The size of the battery bank will be dependent on your household energy requirement.
Power will be drawn from the battery bank at night or when there is heavy cloud coverage. To have sufficient power, it may be a good idea to have 15 – 20 units of battery.
Getting 15 – 20 units of battery can be quite expensive. There are many ways to reduce your budget though.
Want to know where to find cheap batteries? You can actually find them on eBay!
What type of battery should you use?
For long lasting and steady power flow, it is recommended to use deep cycle battery for a DIY solar power system.
A deep cycle lead-acid battery is designed to deliver a consistent voltage as the battery discharges.
In contrast, starter batteries on most road vehicles are designed to deliver sporadic current spikes. You don’t want this kind of battery or you will experience flickering on your lights or electrical appliances.
The most suitable deep cycle batteries are the one used on electric golf carts. If you want to know how to get your hands on some cheap deep cycle batteries, keep on reading.
Shopping For Cheap Batteries On eBay
The first step is to go to eBay main web site at www.ebay.com. You will see a pull down menu at the center of the page where it show All Categories.
Click on the down arrow button and select eBay Motors.
Next, type in “golf cart batteries” in the search box next to it and click on the “Search” button.
The web site will now gather all the deep cycle battery listings on eBay.
When the search results are presented, now all you have to do is browse through all the offers and auction and find the one which meets your requirement.
Here’s a tip, you should try doing the battery search couple of times a week on eBay.
This is because as time goes by, people will start auctioning some used golf cart battery on eBay. You can to take advantage of this and be on the constant look out.
The screen shots below show some deep cycle batteries listings the last time I did a search on eBay.
And if you’re interested in saving money on your home solar power system battery bank, you can use the EZ Battery Reconditioning program to learn how to:
- Get old or “dead” golf cart batteries, industrial or L16 batteries
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- Car batteries
- Laptop batteries
- Cell Phone batteries
- Marine batteries
- PLUS MANY MORE!
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