Mossel Bay Municipality in the Southern Cape province of South Africa has eliminated the carbon footprint of its Technical Services Department buildings by deploying ZBM2 batteries from Redflow.
Installed in late 2016, the four 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) zinc-bromine flow batteries have enabled the ageing offices to become net exporters of electricity to the power grid through the intelligent storage of energy harvested from 114 rooftop photovoltaic solar panels.
Mossel Bay Municipality Electricity and Mechanical Department Senior Manager Charles Geldenhuys said the Redflow energy storage system had exceeded expectations. “We are using more energy now than before the system was implemented,” he said.
GSN’s Homeland Security Awards for the second year in a row, beating out rivals for the top spot of this premier federal award.Centrify, delivering Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, was overnight named the Platinum winner for Best Identity Management Platform category of
Now in its ninth year, the GSN Homeland Security Awards are judged from a combination of client organisation, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognised US government IT security need and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organisational needs.
Centrify chief executive officer Tom Kemp said it was an honour to be recognised by GSN for the second year in a row. “Our customers’ businesses are a combination of cloud, on-premises and mobile or all the above — which means traditional perimeter-based security is no longer an option,” he said.
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has achieved a second manufacturing milestone by successfully producing the first battery electrode stacks from its new factory in Thailand.
The battery stack is a critical part of the Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery, containing electrodes that charge and discharge the battery by “plating” and “deplating” zinc on a membrane - a process that can sustain 10 kilowatt-hours of energy storage capacity throughout the battery’s operating life. Redflow produced its first battery components from the factory last month.
ASX-listed Redflow (ASX: RFX) reports that the factory has set up and qualified its battery stack machines and processes, optimising them for Thai environmental conditions.
Redflow Limited Managing Director and CEO Richard Aird said assembly of the battery stacks in Thailand had gone according to plan. “The manufacturing team is very happy with the consistent quality and acceptable yield metrics of the stack line,” he said.