A Necessity For Every Off-Gridder
Energy storage using lithium ion batteries
It's the holy grail to home owners who have invested in solar panels – the ability to store power for use when the sun isn't shining. A growing number of households, thought to number in the few thousands, are using hi-tech blackboxes that store up solar energy to use at night.
A lithium-ion battery (sometimes Li-ion battery or LIB) is a member of a family of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.
The only way for the Li-ion battery to overcharge is if the charging system malfunctions, and then the battery will heat up while in the charger. If you don't plan to use your laptop for long period of time, you can extend the life of your lithium ion laptop battery by storing it with a 50 percent charge.