Batteries for solar power or lighting kits

It’s possible to make a DIY battery with a lemon, copper coin and galvanized nail (search Google for make your own lemon battery) One lemon won’t produce enough power for a single LED (apparently 4 will) so to run your lights or TV you will need something a little more advanced. Modern day solar kit batteries are capable of providing huge amounts of power and have a reasonably long life if looked after.

We hope the following battery fact sheets will help you choose the right batteries 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