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  • Writer's pictureJaime Ventura Energy Consultant


Updated: Jul 13, 2023



Li-ion batteries were, at the beginning, widely used due to their high energy density. However, they are difficult to recycle due to the presence of toxic and flammable chemicals such as lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) and lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4). On the other hand, LiFePO4 battery technology advantages are known for their safety and recyclability. LiFePO4 does not contain any toxic or flammable chemicals, and the materials used in the battery are non-toxic and easily recyclable. The materials used in the battery such as lithium iron phosphate, graphite, copper, and aluminum can be easily recycled and reused in other products. Recycling LiFePO4 batteries also reduces the demand for mining new materials, making them a sustainable option.

This is why LiFePO4 batteries are gaining popularity in the market due to their safety, long cycle life, and recyclability. The cost of LiFePO4 batteries has decreased significantly in recent years, making them more affordable for consumers.

As a result, LiFePO4 batteries, besides replacing Li-ion technology, they are also replacing traditional battery chemistries such as AGM, GEL, OPZV, and OPZs, that are lead-acid batteries commonly used in off-grid solar systems and backup power applications. These batteries are known for their low cost and high reliability but also for low life span but they are not environmentally friendly and pose a significant health hazard if not disposed of properly. AGM and GEL batteries contain lead and sulfuric acid, which are toxic and corrosive. OPZV and OPZs batteries contain lead, sulfuric acid, and antimony, which are also toxic and harmful to the environment. Lead-acid batteries can be recycled, but the process is expensive, and the materials recovered are of low quality.

According to a report by Energy Storage News, the demand for LiFePO4 batteries is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% between 2020 and 2027; in other report by Markets and Markets, the global LiFePO4 battery market is expected to grow from $1.7 billion in 2020 to $4.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 21.1% during the forecast period, while the demand for lead-acid batteries is expected to decline. The report also states that LiFePO4 batteries are becoming the preferred choice for hybrid and off-grid solar systems and most important UPS suppliers are also starting using them.

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