BYD LITHIUM IRON BATTERIES
The BYD B-Box can help households and businesses to slash their electricity bills by storing the output of their rooftop solar panel systems for use in the evening, when household electric appliance demand tends to rise. The B-Box can minimize the amount of solar energy that is fed back to the grid, as well as the impact of costly electricity tariffs.“The B-Box series offers a wide range of renewable power capabilities to meet light to heavy electrical load usage, off-grid or on-grid, single-phase or three-phase applications.” said Julia Chen, Global sales director, BYD Batteries. “Ideally, the B-Box can be integrated to a fully sustainable energy-independent enterprise or lifestyle, enabling its users to reduce reliance on electricity from fossil fuels.
BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries
Those three letters stand for Build Your Dreams and apparently their dream was to build a battery box and sell it for storage in grid-tie solar systems because that’s exactly what they’re doing with their B-box battery systems.
There are 2 product lines – the High Voltage1 (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) B-Boxes, each in a variety of storage capacities.
The one most likely to be used for home energy storage is the B-Box LV Residential, which comes in 4 sizes. The smallest being the B-Box 2.5 with 2.45 kilowatt-hours of usable storage and the biggest, the B-Box 10 with 9.8 usable kilowatt-hours.
The B-Box batteries pack more power per kilowatt-hour of storage than almost any other system. BYD batteries are lithium iron phosphate, which is the safest lithium chemistry.
BYD has confirmed a retail price for the B-Box 10 - $9,950 including GST
BYD is huge
BYD is a massive Chinese company headquartered in Shenzhen, a city of 12 million immediately north of Hong Kong. Many people have not heard of BYD despite it being bigger than Tesla2.
BYD has around 220,000 employees and a market capitalization of about $22 billion.
BYD manufactures batteries, LED lights, solar panels, trains, and monorails.
They don’t just produce more batteries than Tesla3, they produce the most rechargeable batteries in the world.
BYD B-BOX BATTERY STORAGE