Batteries - Battery Bank Sizing:
How to size your battery bank
Sizing your battery bank for your alternative energy system can be pretty confusing. I looked around the internet and performed tons of searches for battery bank sizing. What I found were basically dissappointments, that is when I performed the calculations for what I was wanting to run off of my alternative energy system was not enough and that I would not have the money right away to purchase the battery bank size that I would need. So for this battery bank sizing page I figured I would talk about what we could power with the batteries we have purchased or batteries that would be in a typical persons range. Of course all of the following calculations can be multiplied to get the enourmous battery bank sizes!
So to start out we will figure up what we could power with our 2 - 6volt egc2 golf cart batteries ran in series to give us 12Volts and 220 amp hours. If you need to check back to see how this is done go to our Battery Series - Parallel page.