Cost of solar batteries?
A solar PV system typically uses the sun to charge a bank of batteries. Your house then uses the power from these batteries for various purposes.
My question is, how long do these batteries last?
What weekly maintenance do you have to do on the batteries?
What is the replacement cost of these batteries? I.e. if I have to replace one per year how much does that cost me?
This is my major concern for hybrid type vehicles. I asked a dealer for an estimate on replacing the battery used in a Honda Civic hybrid several years ago, in 2004. They didn't want to give it to me, but I was firm and they relented. Their estimate was $6000 and the batteries last about 5 years.
$6000 every 5 years is expensive! That's $1200 per year, or $100 per month just for the use of the battery. I will never save $100 a month in gas to pay for the battery in a hybrid.