for Renewable Energy & Backup Power Applications
(Inventory updated weekly; Last update September 18, 2017)
How It Feels to be Prepared
Dependable power is a compelling reason to invest in a solar battery system. You should be able to take power for granted whether you are connected to the grid or not.
But if your battery system isn’t reliable, life gets complicated.
Fortunately, your reliable Iron Edison batteries build an energy bridge over life’s stormy days and cold dark nights. They keep the power on whenever the grid goes down. They can even do rate shifting during the day to lower your electric bill. If you’re not on the grid, your Iron Edison batteries give you the freedom of your own personal grid.
Sleep easier knowing that your dependable Iron Edison batteries are there to carry the load.
Whether you’re installing a new solar battery system or improving an existing system,
Iron Edison has your optimal battery solution. We offer the best battery technologies:
Nickel Iron for longest life and Lithium Iron for zero maintenance. Our system designers can help you choose the best battery for your system: Call us today at 720-432-6433.
Service Before the Sale
All of our batteries come complete with support that starts before the sale and extends through the life of your batteries. We will research your current system to make sure it’s compatible with your new batteries before you buy. We won’t sell you what you don’t need.
We love your questions: Call us today at 720-432-6433.
Lead Acid Hassles
A theoretically perfect battery will reliably store the power you put into it and give it all back, on demand, without chemical degradation or loss of capacity.
Sadly, lead acid batteries are failure prone, a maintenance nightmare and far from perfect. With these acid-based batteries, simply charging and discharging causes significant chemical degradation. Electrical capacity deteriorates until you’re left with useless boxes of sludge and each entire battery must be replaced in only five to seven years. That could be as many as six complete battery replacements during the life of your solar system.
Constantly replacing lead acid batteries costs money and time, and lifting heavy lead-based batteries is hard on your back.
The Search For A Better Battery
More than a century ago, after thousands of experiments, Thomas Edison found a battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect. Edison’s winning recipe used iron oxide and nickel hydrate, without the corrosive acid-based electrolyte used in lead acid batteries. The result was the long life Nickel-Iron-Alkaline cell.
Today, Iron Edison is proud to offer an updated version of this incredible design that is specifically manufactured for Renewable Energy systems. Even better, it’s a drop-in replacement for old lead acid batteries. Simply replace your old, failing lead acid batteries with the new Iron Edison brand Nickel Iron batteries and say goodbye to lead acid hassles forever.
The long life, chemical resilience and non-deteriorating design of the Iron Edison built Nickel Iron battery is perfect for both new systems and upgrading existing systems.
Either way, it’s our longest lasting battery, and the last battery you’ll need to buy.
Exclusive Battery Tests
Iron Edison is the only company to have tested Nickel Iron battery at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. Our test confirmed that the cells overperform at the 5, 10 and 20 hour discharge rates. Check your lead acid ratings, as most batteries are rated at the 20 or 100 hour discharge rate.
Our cells provide 100% of Amp hour and Watt hour capacity when discharged in 5 hours. When discharged over 20 hours (the lead acid standard), our batteries provide up to 118% of their rated capacity. This means you are getting almost 20% more capacity in every cell. There are absolutely no lead acid batteries can that stand up to this level of performance - especially when you look at capacity over time.
The industrial series Nickel Iron batteries are imported from one of the largest battery factories in the world, located in Sichuan province of Western China. Our production facility has been building batteries since 1971, and is known for producing the highest quality batteries available.
Our renewable systems have components from all over the world. The battery racks are from Italy, the breakers are from South Africa. The breaker boxes and battery cables are Made in the USA. We strongly support American businesses whenever possible.
After thorough testing and with scores of happy customers, we proudly stand behind our brand-new batteries with a 10 year warranty. Learn more about what our customers are saying here: http://ironedison.com/testimonials
Complete Energy Storage System
Iron Edison can also supply all needed solar, inverter and generator components and provide complete system design. Call with your questions: 720-432-6433.
Safe and Dependable
Iron Edison’s Nickel Iron battery’s non-acid chemistry provides superior chemical stability. As Thomas A. Edison discovered, they are extremely reliable batteries with a very long life. They thrive when charged and discharged every day.
They have a higher self-discharge rate than our Lithium Iron batteries. They are also less compact than our Lithium Iron batteries and so are best for applications where there is plenty of space. To maintain them they only require water every 6-8 weeks, and an electrolyte refresh every 8-10 years to keep capacity. They do have some hydrogen off-gassing and so require a ventilated area. They are ideal for off-grid applications where they stay healthy in a constant-charging environment that would be destructive to other battery types.
The Iron Edison Nickel Iron Battery is designed to be fully compatible with industry leading inverters and charge controllers like Schneider, Outback, Magnum, MidNite Solar and SMA, all available directly from Iron Edison. Iron Edison batteries comes in industry standard 12 volt, 24 volt and 48 volt configurations making them direct replacements for lead acid batteries.
Support Included With Every System
The Iron Edison team brings expertise in systems design, battery engineering, solar power, inverters, sales, installation, environmental policy and technical support.
“Our philosophy is education-based. We are very knowledgeable; we know what works and what is compatible. We would rather sell you something that meets your needs, and we will research compatibility with whatever you already have". -Timna, Design Team Manager
We’re happy to answer questions about operation and optimization. Some of our customers want to participate in installation, monitor their systems, tweak settings, and are very hands-on. We support that.” -Rhodes, Tech Support Manager
Long Life, Long Warranty
Supporting a daily 50% depth of discharge, Iron Edison Nickel Iron Batteries should last 30 years or more, and come with a 10 year warranty.
Over a century ago, Thomas Edison found a battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect. Today, Iron Edison is proud to offer an updated version of this incredible design that is specifically manufactured for Renewable Energy systems.
Iron Edison now offers a full line of solar panels, charge controllers, inverters and more!
For more information on the advantages of Iron Edison batteries and on our company, check out our About page. Technical specifications and operating procedures can be found in our Reference Library.
A brighter future. Off the grid. Iron Edison battery systems can be used for 12, 24 and 48 volt applications. We can also help you optimize battery capacity to take better advantage of the solar, wind and other hardware you may already have in place.