Edison using molten salt battery technology at their Catalina Island power plant.

littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 644 ✭✭✭✭
http://insideedison.com/stories/batteries-help-keep-catalinas-lights-on


Huh... I didn't know this and I live on Catalina. . Unfortunately this article is short on details but still interesting how and why  they are used.

2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

Comments

  • softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭✭
    "Molten salt" does not satisfy the Vulcan in some of us. That is about as  unscientific as possible.
    First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 150 watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries
  • softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭✭
    First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 150 watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries
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