Trojan Battery has developed an automated battery sizing calculator to accurately size a battery bank for renewable energy applications, which it is demonstrating at Solar Power International 2013, on booth #4226.

“Failing to properly design the system to meet specific load requirements, leads to improper sizing of the batteries which can reduce the life of the battery bank.  Therefore, it is important to optimize systems to meet the load requirements of a customer’s particular application requirements,” said Kalyan Jana, technical product manager at Trojan Battery.  “Not fully understanding the system’s load profile for both the real energy demands and the duty cycle can have a dramatic impact on system performance.  It also can potentially cause the system to lose power or require a replacement battery bank sooner than necessary.  Trojan developed its battery sizing calculator to simplify this process and make it more convenient for our customers to determine their battery needs.”

The online battery sizing calculator is intended to be an easier way to determine battery capacity than manually calculating load requirements and then converting them to battery capacity.

Information on the battery voltage, desired to depth-of-discharge (DOD), days of autonomy, AC and DC loads, device types with power ratings, and hours per day or days per week used are needed to be imputed but the application can then automatically determine the required battery capacity, while recommending the Trojan battery models for their particular set up.