Australian battery company Redflow Limited (ASX:RFX) has simplified using its batteries in large energy storage systems by integrating plug-and-play technology into its LSB (Large Scale Battery) reference platform.
Implemented in an LSB installed at Simon Hackett’s Base64 property in Adelaide, the new design incorporates six 12-kilowatt (kW) Victron Quattro 48/15000 battery inverter/chargers with 45 Redflow ZBM2 batteries. By implementing this improved design, the Base64 LSB will deliver an energy storage capacity of 450 kilowatt-hours (kWh).
The LSB Reference Platform is a container-sized deployment of Redflow batteries, which can operate as a single ‘virtual” battery to assist Redflow system integrators with designing and deploying larger energy storage systems. Base64 installed its original LSB in 2016, running it for about a year before undertaking the redesign process in conjunction with Redflow.
The redesigned LSB is installed at the back of Base64’s western carpark, beneath an innovative tree-like mounting system that ‘floats’ a 50 kilowatt peak (kWp) array of solar panels above staff and visitor cars. Base64 has an additional 20kWp of solar panels installed elsewhere in the precinct.
Base64 Managing Director Simon Hackett, who is a non-executive director of Redflow, described the Base64 energy system as a “fantastic learning experience”. “The system is built around a Redflow ZBM2 LSB battery system, which is charged by energy harvested from our solar array,” he said.
This month’s launch of Australia’s New Payments Platform is likely to increase the risk of fraudsters seeking to exploit the availability of real-time bank payments warns cybersecurity specialist Centrify.
Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, enables more than 5000 organisations globally, including over half the Fortune 100 in the US, to proactively secure their businesses.
Launched publicly last week, the New Payments Platform (NPP) provides Australians with the ability to send each other money in “real time”, through a new system for settling transactions between banks assisted by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
The NPP will allow customers of as many as 60 financial institutions to link their bank details to a PayID, so they can hand out their phone number or email address to receive payments instead of number-based bank account details. The first product built on the platform is Osko, a person-to-person payment utility from BPay.
However Centrify’s Senior Director for APAC Sales Niall King has advised Australian consumers and businesses to review their security practices before using NPP-enabled services. “Security is the price we pay for convenience,” he said.
Cohda Wireless has established an office in Shanghai to supply China’s rapidly developing markets for Smart Cities and autonomous cars.Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology leader
China is a global leader in developing Smart City technology as its national Government aims to encourage information-rich connected systems to improve the liveability of its rapidly growing cities.
Cohda’s Shanghai office aims to build the company’s profile as a proven provider of CAV applications as the Chinese Government finalises standards for the 2025 National Development goal for connected smart vehicles, a key component of the Smart Cities strategy.