Redflow Limited, a publicly-listed Australian company (ASX: RFX), produces small 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries that tolerate daily hard work in harsh conditions. Marketed as ZCell and ZBM2, Redflow batteries are designed for high cycle-rate, long time-base stationary energy storage applications in the residential, commercial & industrial and telecommunications sectors, and are scalable from a single battery installation through to grid-scale deployments. Redflow batteries are sold, installed and maintained by an international network of energy system integrators. Redflow’s smart, self-protecting batteries offer unique advantages including secure remote management, 100 per cent daily depth of discharge, tolerance of high ambient temperatures, a simple recycling path, no propensity for thermal runaway and sustained energy delivery throughout their operating life.
Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries to store self-produced solar energy that can support its milk production with sun-harvested energy.In a Netherlands first, a Dutch dairy farm has deployed six
Dubbed the Photon Farmer, the project aims to store solar energy for the farm’s use with six 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZBM2 batteries, the first Redflow deployment in theNetherlands.
Located at Vierakker in the eastern Netherlands, the 57.5-hectare family-owned farm currently stocks 110 diary cows. Due to public importance, the European Union is co-financing the deployment, which could revolutionise energy supply by supporting businesses to become energy independent.
ICL, a leading global producer of bromine and supplier of the advanced zinc-bromide electrolyte used in ZBM2 batteries, proposed Redflow for the Photon Farmer project because of the ground-breaking advantages of zinc-bromine flow batteries over older battery types such as lithium and lead-acid.
Redflow Global Sales Director Andrew Kempster, who is visiting the Netherlands this week for the project’s launch, said the Photon Farmer had produced energy with solar panels for several years. “The battery project is seeking the best business model for future local sustainable energy production, including energy storage in a battery,” he said. “Our zinc-bromine flow battery technology is well-suited for this project.”
Australian energy storage specialist Redflow today announces its largest single sale of ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, worth about US$600,000 (A$800,000), for multiple sites in the Pacific Islands.
Redflow partner Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) will provide the batteries for an energy storage solution being designed by New Zealand-based Hi-Tech Solutions.
Hi-Tech is building advanced hybrid energy storage systems to provide reliable, remote power to multiple sites in a Pacific Island nation. This first ZBM2 order from Hitech supports the first stage of a multiple stage project.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said this major sector sale recognised the unique advantages of its batteries. “This high-workload deployment in the tropics is ideal for our zinc-bromine flow batteries,” he said.
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has applauded the South Australian government’s decision to invest $150 million in battery technology to support the State’s electricity grid.
Unveiling the State Government’s energy plan, SA Premier Jay Weatherill told a news conference that the private sector would build a 100 megawatt hour battery in South Australia before next summer, in a venture to be funded from a new $150 million renewable technology fund.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said the announcement was a great part of a tenable solution. “This clearly embraces our view that batteries are a vital part of the renewable energy revolution,” he said.
“As I’ve said previously, this sort of development is about demonstrating the capacity of renewables and energy storage to technically and affordably replace fossil fuels as a robust and reliable source of energy supply for the South Australian grid.
“We look forward to learning more details about the State Government’s proposal and to identifying how Redflow can add value to it.”
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