Battery storage systems are generally safe. The primary safety concern is the potential for overheating which your storage provider should address through several safety measures, including:
- Ensuring there is an adequate cooling system
- Including dividers between individual battery cells
- Using battery packs with built-in electronic protection circuits
- Monitoring of system temperature, rate of charging and discharging
- Providing remote shut-off via smart management software
You should confirm with your prospective battery storage providers that all included hardware (not just the battery) meets the safety criteria of reliable third-parties, such as Underwriter Laboratories and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, who set safety standards for most battery storage components.
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