Best Battery Storage For DIY Home Solar System

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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 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:

  1. Get old or “dead” golf cart batteries, industrial or L16 batteries
  2. Recondition them back to 100% of their working condition
  3. Use those “like-new” batteries instead of buying new overpriced batteries to save a lot of money

The guide will also show you how to recondition many other types of old, dead batteries back to 100% of their working condition again (so they’re just like new), including:

  • Car batteries
  • Laptop batteries
  • Cell Phone batteries
  • Marine batteries

So if you’re ready to learn how to recondition all types of batteries…

…back to 100% of their working condition

…Then click the link below

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By | 2017-02-17T09:15:20+00:00 July 6th, 2009|Deep Cycle Battery|15 Comments

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  1. […] electric golf cart maintenance technician and strike a deal with him so he’ll trade you the old deep cycle batteries? Some people choose not to do […]

  2. Jo Ann September 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Notice the listings from ebay are not for batteries, but for “repair” this is a method of repairing batteries. So the $3.99 doesn’t get you a battery at all, more like $200 to get an actual battery!

  3. […] the project costing above excludes the home battery storage system. Sourcing and setting up the battery bank is a different project all […]

  4. […] To build a battery bank for your home, firstly, you have to know what type of battery to choose. The type of battery suitable for a residential solar power system is the “deep cycle”. […]

  5. […] type of battery most suitable for a residential solar power system is the deep cycle type. Since you will be investing a large amount of money on the battery, it makes sense to take […]

  6. […] Charge controller – Solar energy is stored in battery bank made of deep cycle batteries or marine batteries. You can’t connect the solar panel directly to […]

  7. James January 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Nice Blog.
    This is a nice guide. I found a site that gives step by step video instructions on how to build home solar panels. It gives some interesting information.

  8. […] The budget is needed to purchase other solar component such as meter gauges, charge controller, deep cycle batteries, power inverters […]

  9. mr D Matthews February 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I am building my own battery system for an off grid application . ive found some absorbed glass matt batteries second hand on ebay 2v 600 amp hr.possibly 8 yrs old but still under manufactures guarantee so deals are out looking for connectors ,any ideas where to look?

  10. Will February 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Hi D Matthews,

    Ebay is always a good place to look. You may need to spend some time there going through all the listings.

  11. Anton Bondin March 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I am interesting in both , wind power and solar power, I was think that 5000watts is ok for my house. what king of battery I properly need to store the energy and how much battery do I need.

  12. Will March 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    The type of battery suitable for a home solar power system is the deep cycle type or marine battery. How many battery you need will depend on the number of electrical appliances connected to the system.

  13. […] A home residential solar power system is all about using solar panels to extract energy from the sun and then use it to charge a series of deep cycle battery. […]

  14. Storage London August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Your blog gives us interesting information about Solar Power System. You have elaborated your blog well by providing a step by step video instructions on how to build home solar panels.

  15. Ken July 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Well your first site indicated $200 +/- to build the solar system,well just the batteries could could cost somewhere around $1000.00
    The electronic components at least another $400 bucks os more
    And then we have to buy solar panels
    And their are smaller components as well to purchase

    I would like to let you know I am both a Mechanical Engineer as well as a A-class licenced electrician in Australia /As far as I can see your marketing stategy is fake and very misleading


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