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Solar + Storage Battery Buyer's Guide 2022

June 14, 2022
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Seemed like just the other day that lithium-ion batteries started to attach to solar PV systems, mostly the nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) variety. Cut to 2022, and, according to the manufacturers we reached out to for this year’s Buyer’s Guide, lithium iron (ferrous) phosphate (LFP) has emerged as the trendiest battery chemistry on the market for residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) solar + storage systems. Another trend you’ll note is more/new battery options provided by larger brand names in effort to be a one source solutions provider. Peruse the list below for yourself, featuring options from 18 providers. 

Blue Planet Energy | Blue Ion HI

Blue Planet Energy

Chemistry: Lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP)
Segments: Residential and C&I
Warranty: 15-year performance warranty
Commonly paired with: All leading inverters, such as Sol-Ark, SMA, Outback, Schneider, etc.

Blue Ion HI is Blue Planet Energy’s premium battery system. As a universal pairing for any 48-volt battery-based inverter configured in single, split or 3-phase 208, the Blue Ion HI effortlessly accommodates energy storage from a variety of sources, including solar PV, the utility grid, generators, and more. Blue Ion HI boasts intuitive features that simplify installation, including removable panels for easy internal access, a specially designed racking system for precise battery module installation and proprietary conduit knockouts for a no-drill process. Like all Blue Planet Energy solutions, Blue Ion Technology delivers safety through a benign battery chemistry with an unmatched 15-year performance warranty. Blue Ion HI is built in the USA.

Key specs

  • 15-year performance warranty (8,000 cycles/100% DoD)
  • UL9540a listed
  • Capacities of 8kWh, 12 kWh, and 16 kWh
  • High-power 8kW continuous performance

Read the full guide in Solar Builder Magazine