How do lithium batteries work? [Animated Infogaphic]

Lithium has become the chemistry type of choice for grid-connect home solar battery storage in Australia (although lead acid still rules the off-grid space – for now). There are actually several different types of lithium batteries that are commercially available now, but the main two are lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP or LiFePO4).

This means that if you’re looking at batteries for your home, you’re probably considering one or several options that use lithium. Our friends at PowerScout in the US have just put together the below useful infographic that sheds a bit more light on what makes lithium such a great element for storing energy.

As it’s highly relevant for Australians as well, we’re happy to share it here you.

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Jeff Sykes