Nature’s Generator launched the Eco-Intelligent Li, a lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery technology developed for homes and to be paired with solar PV systems. The Eco-Intelligent Li batteries are controlled by an intelligent battery management system (BMS) which allows for the use of both LiFePO4 and lead acid battery systems simultaneously and full compatibility with the Nature’s Generator Powerhouse.
“Our goal at Nature’s Generator is to bring affordable clean energy to as many people as possible to help combat the climate crisis,” says Lawrence Zhou, Founder and CEO of Nature’s Generator. “By allowing LifFePO4 and lead acid batteries to coexist, the Eco-Intelligent Li battery brings us closer to that goal by ensuring longer-lasting, infinitely expandable and cost-effective performance for homes across the globe.”
Why do this? The Eco-Intelligent Li offers the potential for new savings by blending the benefits of LiFePO4 batteries with sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries.
SLA is good for higher power output and standby power backup, and performs better in colder weather; LiFePO4 offers higher power density, performs in the longer life cycles during the whole lifespan and recharges with exceptional speed.
In addition, new and old Eco-Intelligent Lithium Batteries can be used simultaneously without ramifications—so rather than replacing the entire battery system, batteries can be replaced or added as needed.
Solar-powered home generator systems also tend to suffer from inconsistent charge and discharge of lithium batteries when connected in parallel. The Eco-Intelligent Li provides a solution by adaptively adjusting the discharge-current of old and new lithium batteries through an innovative current-sharing control strategy.
Spec sheet at a glance
- Price: $2999.99
- Dimensions: 28.3 x 18.3 x 8.0 inches
- Weight: 139 lbs
- Rated voltage: 48V
- Rated capacity: 100Ah
- Life cycle: 6000+ (80% Depth of Discharge)
- Designed lifespan: 10 years
- Solar charging input: 2000W
- Wind charging input: 1000W
“Our climate crisis requires quick action and bold solutions,” said Zhou. “LiFePO4 is already in wide use in manufacturing and integrating it into everyday home solar energy will have massive implications for our ability to reduce greenhouse gasses in time. By providing the best of both worlds—LiFeo4 and SLA technologies—we can empower consumers to make a real difference and reap the benefits without overspending.”
Nature’s Generator was founded in California in 2015 and partners with retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Cabela’s, Tractor Supply, HD Supply, Camping World, Amazon, Overstock and many others independent dealers and retailers in North America and around the world.
— Solar Builder magazine