According to the World Economic Forum, clean energy technology has reached a turning point in maturity, where it is economically viable. Here you can read about some of the XOLTA technology that helps you get more out of your solar cell investment.
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology is the dominant energy storage medium for personal electronics, electric transport and energy storage.
Li-ion batteries outperform other rechargeable battery technologies in all aspects – from useable capacity and lifecycles to charging time, running costs and more. Lithium is the lightest of all metals with the greatest electrochemical potential. And it has the largest energy density per volume and weight.
Li-ion technology has a crucial part to play in the migration away from fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources in transport, industry and residential applications.
If you’re really into the details, check out the Battery University’s article “How Do Lithium Batteries Work?”
Li-ion batteries can only perform safely, at their highest capacity and with the longest life when they are monitored and controlled by a good battery management system.
And when managed well during charging and discharging, Li-ion offers far more benefits than other battery chemistries. More capacity, longer lifetime, faster charging, lower costs and better temperature tolerance.
LiTHIUM BALANCE, the company XOLTA is a division of, is a pioneer and global leader in battery management systems. XOLTA only uses LiTHIUM BALANCE battery management systems. That’s why safety, performance and reliability are built into all XOLTA solar batteries.
A standard solar battery’s job is simply to store surplus solar energy. When the sun isn’t shining, you meet your electricity needs with the battery first. And when the battery is depleted, you buy energy from the power grid.
But the weather, electricity prices and amount of energy you use change all the time. With intelligent energy storage, the system takes this data and calculates how you get the best deal on electricity.
Should you be charging your solar battery? Would it be better to buy power from the grid? Or does it make most sense to use your stored solar energy? An intelligent energy storage system knows. And makes it happen automatically.
Every XOLTA solar battery can include a sophisticated energy management system (EMS). This system of computer-aided tools “lives” in the cloud and is connected to each individual solar battery. Without it, your battery is just a battery.
An advanced battery optimization algorithm in the EMS monitors and controls the battery to ensure it performs optimally. In other words, it enables intelligent energy storage – which helps you get the most out of your solar cells.
XOLTA’s energy management system takes weather, consumption of electricity and electricity prices into account. It uses that securely stored, cloud-based data to calculate when – within a 24-hour period – it can get you the best deal on electricity. That is, when your battery should charge or discharge. Then it makes that happen without you having to do a thing.