Some neighbors got new batteries this weekend.
Sixteen 183a/h batteries would need a helluva solar panel setup to keep charged. Fortunately my neighbors have a helluva solar panel setup, not to mention the biggest fanciest generator in the neighborhood. So I’m not worried about that.
But these are supposed to be totally maintenance-free, which is a concept I instinctively distrust. Even the connections are supposed to be corrosion-proof, which is a concept I completely disbelieve. But at least they’re right out in front, so keeping an eye on the truth of it won’t be difficult.