Storage advice: Recycling of different battery types
Anyone interested in battery storage has two technologies to choose from: lithium-ion batteries and the long-established lead-acid and lead-gel batteries. Each of these technologies comes with its specific characteristics – regarding capacity and charging cycles as well as price. For the younger lithium-ion technology, appropriate recycling methods still have to be explored.
The goal is a clean life cycle
The goal is a clean, acceptable life cycle. With a recovery rate for lead-acid batteries of almost 100 percent, all is well in the solar storage component. Nevertheless, solar technicians and suppliers are facing a logistical challenge when it comes to recycling: Even the best storage unit runs out of voltage eventually. The material becomes fatigued and a new unit is needed. (HS)
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