Recommendations for small renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification - Part 8-1: Selection of batteries and battery management systems for stand-alone electrification systems - Specific case of automotive flooded lead-acid batteries available in developing countries
This Technical Specification proposes simple, cheap, comparative tests in order to discriminate easily, in a panel of automotive flooded lead-acid batteries the most acceptable model for PV Individual Electrification Systems. -- It could be particularly useful for project implementers to test in laboratories of developing countries, the capability of locally made car or truck batteries to be used for their project. Furthermore battery testing specifications usually need too costly and too much sophisticated test equipment to be applied in developing countries laboratories. -- The tests provided in this document allow to assess batteries performances according to the general specification of the project (see IEC 62257-2) and batteries associated with their Battery Management System (BMS) in a short time and with common technical means. They can be performed locally, as close as possible to the real site operating conditions. -- The document provides also regulations and installation conditions to be complied with in order to ensure the life and proper operation of the installations as well as the safety of people living in proximity to the installation. This document is not a type approval standard. It is a technical specification to be used as guidelines and does not replace any existing IEC standard on batteries.