Batteries for solar power or lighting kits

Batteries for solar lighting or solar power kits

It’s possible to make a DIY battery with a lemon, copper coin and galvanised nail. A lemon on its own won’t generate enough power to light up a simple LED (apparently 4-5 will)

To power your lights or TV you will need something a little more advanced. Modern batteries in solar kits are capable of delivering massive amounts of power and have a reasonably long life when looked after.

We hope the following fact sheets about batteries will help you choose the right ones for your solar kit.

What are lead acid batteries?
What happens when batteries are charged and discharged?
Charging batteries using solar panels or a wind turbine

Help choosing the right size of battery for your solar power or lighting kit