7 Reasons to Use Lithium-ion Batteries in Electric Forklifts
These batteries offer a broad range of advantages for many warehouses and distribution centers because of the ease of charging. Opportunity charging provides the ability to plug in the battery without taking it out of the forklift, as opposed to swapping batteries its lead-acid counterpart requires.
High-throughput operations tend to see the biggest bang for their buck when using LIBs, but the benefits are broader than just the return on investment. As the technology behind these batteries advances, we see a broader range of companies using them.
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I live in North Carolina. Peak usage in summer is 2000 kwh per mo. With a fairly efficient heat pump it's half that in the winter.
Back of the napkin - 20 used 140 watt panels ($50 ea) making 2800 watts during peak sun
36V forklift battery storing 25KWH - it looks like i can replace most of my power for about $5000 - pays for itself in 2 years.
That seems too easy - what am missing?