Off-grid blogger to build 7KW solar renewable energy system utilizing U.S. Battery RE Series deep-cycle batteries for energy storage
Heath Skinner, his wife Cedar and their five children decided to buy property in Franklin County, Idaho and live an off-grid lifestyle. Their journey is chronicled on the Red Poppy Ranch website. One of their first decisions was to build a 7KW solar powered energy system that uses U.S. Battery RE-Series batteries for power storage. “We discovered the high cost to get power to the property and decided to invest in solar,” said Skinner. “The solar system is fairly large and should produce enough power for our home and outbuildings. To store the power, we’re using 16 U.S. Battery RE L16 XC2 deep-cycle batteries because they’re reliable and American made.”
U.S. Battery RE-Series deep-cycle batteries feature the company’s exclusive XC2™ formulation and provide the highest peak capacity and longest cycle life of any other deep-cycle battery on the market. Coupled with a rugged polypropylene case, heavy-duty lifting handles, and robust terminals, the RE-Series also features Defender Moss shields that guard against mossing shorts. The RE Series also utilizes Outside Positive Plates, a design that mitigates the effects of positive and negative plate sulfation. In addition, the batteries are designed with extra thick glass mat separators which help the batteries provide long-lasting performance.
Skinner is combining the batteries with Suniva solar panels and will update followers on the rest of the components used to make the system functional. “Because of the research I did, these batteries will be sufficient to live off of,” says Skinner. “U.S. Battery Manufacturing also has one of the best reputations in the industry and that’s why I went with them.”
More information on Red Poppy Ranch is available at redpoppyranch.com. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s line of deep-cycle Renewable Energy batteries and the company’s complete line of deep-cycle batteries for a variety of industries can be found at www.usbattery.com.