Solar Batteries: Helping You store the Sun’s Energy

Microtex Solar Batteries - A Better Way to Provide Power backup

Microtex solar batteries have superior quality – for one reason! All components are manufactured in-house!
Right from the raw materials, we manufacture the complete battery & all its components. This guarantees that we control the quality & performance of our batteries rather than relying on outside vendors for the various battery components. Complete control of the quality of components ensures you get a solar battery made with consistency & the legendary reliability of Microtex products

Microtex specializes in solar batteries for solar photovoltaic systems, wind hybrids, and solar power plants. We supply batteries for the solar industry in the form of storage systems for standby, emergency power UPS systems, railway signalling and telecommunications.

If your industry has unique requirements, Microtex takes pride in working to strategize customer-specific solar battery solutions.
Solar batteries are fast becoming a cornerstone industry for our manufacturing considerations, and because of this, we are investing in further technological studies to provide reliable power storage at an affordable price.

Microtex OPzV in solar farm
Microtex OPzV Battery man on roof solar panel

How Our Solar Batteries Differ

Unlike many of our competitors, we manufacture in-house most of the components of a battery and produce the entire battery, we don’t buy in ready-made batteries or components of a battery from third party suppliers. We continuously maintain our quality, and you can be sure our solar batteries are delivered as agreed, on time- every time.
As with all of our batteries, we thoroughly life-cycle test our products before offering them to the marketplace and they are fully charged before delivery- saving you time and money.
Our after-sales service is exemplary as can be testified by our existing customers, giving you confidence in us every step of the way.

Our batteries for the solar industry range from capacities of 100Ah to 5000Ah (ampere-hours) with 2v cells in AGM and Tubular Gel (whilst our monobloc ranges are 40Ah to 200Ah in 6v or 12v in Low maintenance flooded batteries or in 12v SMF AGM monoblocs or in 12v Tubular Gel monoblocs)
The methods employed for manufacturing flooded Microtex monobloc batteries means maintenance is extremely low during its service life.
Our flooded solar batteries require water top-ups once every twelve months or more for trouble-free peace of mind in remote locations.

What do YOU need from Solar Batteries?

We have strived to ensure that we meet every standard expected from our customers and the appropriate governing bodies.
These include (but are not limited to);

  • Safety, first and foremost. For example, optimal pressure venting and low flammable materials.
  • Durability provided by the use of high-purity raw materials, robust designs coupled with high process controls.
  • Completely recyclable materials, environment-friendly batteries.
  • Low maintenance or Maintenance free with high dependability.
  • Optimal grid design for higher power output.
  • High cyclic efficiency.
  • Options for front or top access for maintenance.
  • Packed to meet transport requirements.

Things to Consider When Choosing Efficient Solar Batteries

  • Battery composition (lead-acid, lithium-ion, sodium-sulphur for example).
  • Discharge cycles (depth of discharge versus the loss of lifespan).
  • Cost over lifespan comparison.

Please read further information about our 2v OPzV solar batteries. 
Give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call today and become another happy customer of Microtex. (For further information on any of these qualities you need for your solar battery, including conforming to the IEC, IEEE & BIS battery standards, please contact us at Microtex)

Deep Cycle Solar Power Battery Systems for Solar panels off-grid solutions

OPzV solar batteries

OPzS battery – High-end solar battery for large off-grid solutions

Microtex Dunia FT battery group

Front access battery  –  12v SMF solar battery for home solar inverters

Microtex OPzV batteries

OPzV battery – 2v sealed maintenance free tubular solar battery for large off-grid solutions

Microtex LMLA Cells

2v flooded battery – Robust solar battery for off-grid solutions where space is not a constraint

12v SMF Solar batteries

12v SMF AGM battery –  12v Sealed Maintenance Free solar battery for home solar inverters

Microtex Gel Battery Bank

2v Tubular Gel Battery Banks  – Modular tubular solar battery  banks for large off-grid solutions – cost-effective battery

Microtex INtelliBATT UPS Battery

12v tall tubular battery – Robust solar battery for home solar inverters

Microtex T Gel VRLA cells

2v Tubular Gel Battery cells   – For modular tubular solar battery  banks housed in PPCP containers with steel racks

Microtex 12v TGel Batteries

12v tubular GEL battery – High-performance solar battery for solar inverters. Tubular plate battery sealed maintenance-free 

Solar batteries are c10 rating deep cycle batteries. The use of solar off-grid energy supply is becoming increasingly popular to power your home, & for domestic, industrial, and municipal applications.

  • There are distinct advantages of lead-acid solar battery technology compared to lithium ion battery & other electrochemical systems for energy storage.
  • Affordability, reliability, recyclability, and safety are key issues in choosing the right battery for a particular application and lead-acid batteries will score highly in these categories.
  • Due to the variable nature of renewable energy sources, many of the installations include an energy storage system to enable supply for peak demands and when energy generation is limited. 

Though there are alternative storage technologies such as lithium ion batteries, the method of calculating the size of a lead-acid battery is the same for all chemistries. A detailed understanding of the load and run-time autonomy of the solar battery is necessary in order to ensure the system meets the usage requirements. The components in the system must be efficient in converting energy from the input source to the demand on the solar battery. To calculate the battery capacity required for the system, the size of the individual load, total load, and individual run times all matter. 

The characteristics of the equipment and the application must be understood thoroughly in order to design and specify an effective and trouble-free installation of a solar energy system, either as a sole source of electricity or as a hybrid fuel source. A solar photovoltaic array that generates electricity during the night requires a solar battery for storing the energy. The selection of solar batteries will also be more accurate if the autonomy load is carefully calculated. Having the right battery specification will not only ensure a long and cost-effective solar battery life, but also ensure a satisfactory autonomy.

If you buy a battery, whether it’s for a solar panel and battery for your home, an electric bike, a UPS and inverter backup system, or a forklift traction battery, wouldn’t you like to know more about it? Lead-acid batteries: what are they and how do they work? What is the battery life? What is the discharge depth? 

There are many factors involved, such as, what are the differences between types and models, as well as the different chemistries and battery backup. Costs can be high. What is the payback period, what is the life expectancy, and how much does it cost to replace a lead acid battery? What size, ampere hours, amount of energy, space is available, and how long does a lead acid battery take to recharge? Also, there are hidden costs associated with safety, disposal, and the carbon footprint.

The efficiency of the battery & amount of energy in the Photovoltaic system

The basic principle of operation for a Solar Photovoltaic or renewable energy supply is that it has to convert power (watts) into a form that has a controlled voltage for either storage or direct use through an inverter or DC: DC converter where there is a constant voltage supply. Each operation from the power supply to the load will have an efficiency loss which must be considered when calculating the amount of energy available for the autonomous period. The total efficiency of the system depends upon the number of stages between the power supply, the load and the % efficiency at each stage.

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