Australian battery company Redflow Ltd today announces that its new ZCell battery is compatible with the SP PRO battery inverter from Melbourne-based electronics manufacturer Selectronic 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 last month announced its first ZCell installers, providing national coverage for quoting and installing ZCell-based energy storage systems.
Redflow undertook extensive testing of the Selectronic SP PRO battery inverter at its Adelaide battery integration and testing lab to ensure it works with ZCell, a process simplified by the purpose-built ZCell battery management system (BMS).
Selectronic is a 52-year-old Australian company that designs and manufactures battery inverters which are sold in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. The SP PRO is a smart multi-mode inverter that suits both off-grid and solar hybrid (grid-connect) installations for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has received a major order for 48 ZCell batteries, worth about $600,000, from Melbourne-based energy system installer Standard Solar.
Standard Solar, which supports clients nationally from its head office at Seaford, Victoria, was one of the first seven ZCell installation companies announced by Redflow last week. Redflow will start delivering the first batteries for this order during the next two weeks.
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 in Australia this month.
Standard Solar Chief Technology Officer James Graham said his company had already sold about half the ZCells from this initial order. “We have sold ZCells to customers ranging from a government agency and an educational institution to businesses and home users,” he said.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, overnight announced that Shiseido Company, Ltd., the largest cosmetics firm in Japan, has chosen Centrify as its core global authentication infrastructure.
Shiseido, a global supplier of personal care products including skin care, hair care, cosmetics and fragrances, selected Centrify Identity Service to provide secure access to multiple applications ― including Box and SharePoint — with single sign-on (SSO) for its worldwide workforce of 30,000 employees.
Shiseido turned to Centrify because it needed a modern authentication infrastructure that could support the company’s new cloud initiative.