Redflow

redflow logoRedflow Limited is an energy storage specialist that has developed the world’s smallest flow batteries. Redflow’s ZBM flow batteries are designed for a variety of power storage applications from residential, commercial and telecommunications to grid-scale deployments by utilities. Redflow is a publicly-listed company (ASX:RFX) that operates R&D facilities in Australia, as well as offices in the US and Europe. Produced in North America by Flex, one of the world’s largest largest supply chain solution companies, Redflow’s high energy density batteries are sold, installed and maintained by a global network of system integrators. For more about Redflow, visit www.redflow.com. For high resolution Redflow images, visit our Redflow photo gallery page.

Andrew Kempster with Photon Farmer Jan BorgmanIn a Netherlands first, a Dutch dairy farm has deployed six Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries to store self-produced solar energy that can support its milk production with sun-harvested energy.

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.”

Redflow CEO Simon HackettAustralian 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 Hitech Solutions.

Hitech 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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