## Solar Battery Cost Comparison

Something that people fail to realize when comparing battery prices is the charge cycle life. A lithium battery lasts MUCH longer than a lead acid battery, so it is much cheaper in the long run. Below will give you a quick idea to how much each battery will cost you over time. The cost per kwh for 1000 cycles will give you the best metric to compare any battery!

Sealed lead acid 8x 115 amp hour vmax batteries:

$2100 for 5.4 kwh for 1000 cycles

$388 per kwh for 1000 cycles

616 pounds

Trojan flooded 8x 105-s batteries:

$1300 for 5.4 kwh usable at 50% dod, 22 hour rate, for 1000 cycles

$240 per kwh for 1000 cycles

496 pounds

Battle born lithium iron phosphate:

$3600 for 4.8 kwh for 3000-5000 cycles

$150-$255 per kwh for 1000 cycles

116 pounds

Renogy Lithium Iron Phosphate:

$3200 for 4.8 kwh for 3000-5000 cycles

$133-$222 per kwh for 1000 cycles

112 pounds

Diy lithium iron phosphate with prismatic cells:

$2400 for 4.8 kwh of cells, high quality bms cost can vary. Rated for 3000-5000 cycles

$100-$166 per kwh for 1000 cycles

114 pounds

2x Goal zero lithium 3000's:

$6000 for 6kwh for 500 cycles

$2000 per kwh for 1000 cycles

137 pounds

4x Inergy Kodiaks:

$7,500 for 4.4kwh for 2000 cycles

$852 per kwh per 1000 cycles

80 pounds

Tesla battery:

$1300 for 5.3 kwh for 5000 cycles

$49 per kwh for 1000 cycles

55 pounds

Sealed lead acid 8x 115 amp hour vmax batteries:

$2100 for 5.4 kwh for 1000 cycles

$388 per kwh for 1000 cycles

616 pounds

Trojan flooded 8x 105-s batteries:

$1300 for 5.4 kwh usable at 50% dod, 22 hour rate, for 1000 cycles

$240 per kwh for 1000 cycles

496 pounds

Battle born lithium iron phosphate:

$3600 for 4.8 kwh for 3000-5000 cycles

$150-$255 per kwh for 1000 cycles

116 pounds

Renogy Lithium Iron Phosphate:

$3200 for 4.8 kwh for 3000-5000 cycles

$133-$222 per kwh for 1000 cycles

112 pounds

Diy lithium iron phosphate with prismatic cells:

$2400 for 4.8 kwh of cells, high quality bms cost can vary. Rated for 3000-5000 cycles

$100-$166 per kwh for 1000 cycles

114 pounds

2x Goal zero lithium 3000's:

$6000 for 6kwh for 500 cycles

$2000 per kwh for 1000 cycles

137 pounds

4x Inergy Kodiaks:

$7,500 for 4.4kwh for 2000 cycles

$852 per kwh per 1000 cycles

80 pounds

Tesla battery:

$1300 for 5.3 kwh for 5000 cycles

$49 per kwh for 1000 cycles

55 pounds