New generation battery technology is now available in Maine through Sundog Solar. Our solar team installs a variety of innovative batteries including lithium-ion and AGM batteries. Innovative lithium-ion batteries require little maintenance, have a high energy density, and have a very long lifespan. This proven technology has been used in electric vehicles and cell phones and is now becoming a common solar energy storage solution in Maine.
Pika Energy (Panasonic Li-ion Technology)
Sundog Solar installs several highly-quality batteries from LG Chem, Blue Planet, Pika Energy, Rolls Surrette, and Sonnenbatterie. Our design team customizes each solar battery solution for your home or business. Sundog Solar installs two types of innovative lithium-ion batteries throughout Maine: lithium iron phosphate (LFP) and lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC).
From Freeport to Augusta, Bangor, and beyond, Sundog Solar can help you match battery power capabilities to your energy needs and budget. All of the batteries we install feature excellent warranties to protect your solar energy investment.
The Sundog Solar team designs each solar energy system with batteries to meet the unique needs of our customers. We install a variety of cutting-edge technologies including LG Chem, Blue Planet, Tesla Powerwall, Pika Energy, and Sonnen batteries. We also install Rolls Surrette batteries, the world’s most trusted deep cycle batteries.
Sundog Solar installs two types of lithium-ion batteries throughout Maine: lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP). These battery technologies have soared in popularity and have benefits compared to lead-acid batteries. Although the upfront cost is greater for lead-acid batteries, their extended lifecycle makes it a wise investment.
A reliable battery bank is designed to charge in a few hours of full sunlight and slowly discharge throughout the evening and night. Deep-cycle batteries are designed for this type of use and work well in conjunction with solar panels.
There are two primary kinds: grid-tied solar systems with battery backup and off-grid solar systems. Grid-tied systems can draw power from the utility grid except during power outages.
Off-grid solar systems are typically located far enough from the power grid that it is prohibitively expensive to connect to it. The off-grid solar system is then the primary source of power for the home.
Grid-tied solar panel systems with battery backup operate during electrical outages or whenever your house needs the stored solar power. Sundog Solar installs a critical load panel to determine which critical loads are powered by the batteries.
Home or business owners prioritize the most important loads until grid service resumes. It is often not practical to power all the appliances in the home, such as air conditioners and entertainment centers, as the capacity of the batteries limits the total energy storage capacity and output.
A Sundog Solar expert can help you determine which loads are most important and to size your system to provide the maximum value to your home or business. With years of experience installing a variety of quality solar equipment, charge controllers, and solar batteries, the Sundog Solar team is skilled in seamlessly integrating solar systems with battery backup throughout Maine.
Absorbed Glass Mat or AGM batteries are popular in off-grid solar installations. If these batteries are broken, no free liquid leaks out because they contain only enough liquid to keep the mat wet. AGM batteries are designed to provide an excellent value and are a worry-free technology.
Yes, we install the new generation lithium-ion battery technology. The Sundog Solar team installs a variety of batteries for solar systems and can customize the installation to the unique energy needs of your home or business. Lithium-ion batteries are lighter weight and smaller than lead-acid batteries and have a significantly longer lifespan. Lithium-ion batteries also tend to have a higher upfront cost than lead-acid batteries but feature uncomparable battery performance capabilities.
Adding batteries to a solar energy system adds between $8,000 to $20,000 to the cost of the solar system if using advanced lithium-ion batteries. The exact cost depends on the power needs of the home and the solar battery manufacturer. Installing lead-acid batteries costs significantly less, but they do not typically last as long and have shorter warranties.