When you are using lithium solar batteries with your solar panels, you can collect all the excess energy that is created. This is a very big part of managing your system because you can use these batteries as a backup if the system goes down. Think of these batteries like an old generator. You can connect the batteries to anything, and you can use them to power anything. In fact, you could use these batteries to power your RV, to power garden tools, and to power the house in the event of an emergency.