Australian battery company Redflow Limited (ASX:RFX) today announces that a residential energy system at an off-grid property in SA is the first completed customer deployment of its ZCell batteries.
Previously mains power was available in only one corner of the hilly 100-hectare Willunga property, owned by the family of Alan Noble, Engineering Director for Google Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Noble said extending mains power further across the hilly terrain would be substantially more expensive and less flexible than the off-grid solution with two ZCell batteries, which can store 20 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy, powered by solar panels on the roof of a large implement shed.
The batteries, which were integrated with 24 Australian-made Tindo Solar panels and two Victron battery inverters by ZCell installer Off-Grid Energy Australia, continued working uninterrupted during the recent storm-caused power failure that blacked out the rest of South Australia.
Mr Noble said he had installed the ZCells to provide him with flexibility, safety and affordability. “We wanted the flexibility to build anywhere on the site without having overhead power lines,” he said.
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Australian battery company Redflow Ltd has verified that the ES Series Inverter from GoodWe Power Supply Technology Co. Ltd. works with its new ZCell battery, allowing for easy deployment into Australian homes.
Now available in Australia, ZCell is a 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) zinc-bromine flow battery that can ‘timeshift’ solar power from day to night, store off-peak power for peak demand periods and support off-grid systems. Redflow received its first shipment of batteries for ZCell last month and has announced its first ZCell installers, which provide national coverage for quoting and installing ZCell-based energy storage systems.
Redflow undertook extensive testing at its Adelaide-based battery lab to ensure ZCell can work quickly and easily with the GoodWe ES Series inverter charger, a process simplified by the purpose-built ZCell battery management system (BMS).
The GoodWe ES Series bi-directional energy-storage inverter works with both on-grid and off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems, intelligently controlling the flow of energy. During the day, solar panels generate electricity for use by the house, charging the battery or feeding into the grid. ZCell can release stored energy when needed at night. Additionally, the power grid can also charge ZCell via the inverter when the sun does not shine.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett, who oversaw the inverter verification process, said the GoodWe inverter worked perfectly with ZCell. “Certifying the GoodWe inverter to work with ZCell is part of our commitment to make sure that ZCell is a quick and easy battery to deploy,” he said.
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Cohda Wireless, the leading supplier in the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and connected autonomous vehicle (CAV), today announced their collaboration in the fields of automotive vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.
By bringing together Renesas’ V2X R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) and Cohda Wireless’ V2X and CAV software solutions, the companies deliver a V2X reference solution that supports European and North American communications standards for V2X system development.
Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the jointly-developed V2X reference solution consisting of Renesas’ R-Car W2R and R-Car W2H SoCs combined as a starter kit and Cohda Wireless’ software at the ITS World Congress 2016 taking place October 10 -14 in Melbourne/Australia (Booth 313).
In response to the industry expectations for U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to mandate V2X to improve road safety and efficiency in addition to the recent deployment of V2X technology in Japan, targets have been set to widely introduce secure V2X technology in multiple global regions.
Autotalks, a leading supplier of automotive-grade V2X communication processors and RF transceivers, and Cohda Wireless, the market leader of V2X - Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, and CAV – Connected Autonomous Vehicles software solution, announcing their partnership at ITS World Congress 2016 in Melbourne.
Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the V2X reference system consisting of the Autotalks PANGAEA platform and Cohda Wireless’ leading V2X software (Booth #313).
The demo showcases interoperability between the Cohda MK5 platform and the Autotalks PANGAEA platform on a variety of safety applications. An in-car live demonstration is also available for experience at Albert Park.
Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray said the Cohda Wireless/Autotalks demonstration shows benefits of interoperability for connected vehicle technology. “Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), such as platoons of trucks on highways, requires the most mature V2X communications technology and very low signal delay. Cohda has the most mature, reliable and best performing V2X and CAV solutions available,” he said.