Trojan’s cycling absorbent glass mat (AGM) maintenance-free batteries for renewable energy applications feature a number of design elements to provide optimum performance. Robust plates extend the life cycle of Trojan’s deep cycle AGM batteries. A separator of glass fibers serves to isolate the positive and negative plates while acting as a blotter to absorb the electrolyte. The separator is maintained under compression between plates to assure contact with plate surfaces. A computer-generated grid design is optimized for high power density. Low calcium grid alloy reduces gas emissions and a flame arresting, one-way pressure relief vent prevent buildup of excessive pressure. Trojan’s deep cycle AGM batteries are low temperature tolerant, shock and vibration resistant and have a low internal resistance for higher discharge current and higher charging efficiency.