The 10 Best Deep Cycle Solar Batteries
December 06, 2018: First of all, flooded and gel-type lead-acid batteries are simply not recommended for modern solar energy systems. They're inefficient, expensive to produce, and potentially dangerous. So, until Elon Musk figures out something new, it's LiFePO4 vs. lead-acid, each of which have advantages and disadvantages. If you don't want to make a huge investment, the Universal is a perfect choice. Those in search of more capacity and better regulation should look at the Orient Power, but keep in mind that LiFePO4 batteries lack the nearly fool-proof safety of the AGM variety. The Renogy LFP offers about the most usable energy storage you'll find, though at a high premium. And the Battle Born is a seriously solid device; it's probably the longest-lasting of all.