Australian energy storage company Redflow Ltd last month began manufacturing complete zinc-bromine flow batteries at its new factory in Thailand, which it is now shipping to customers in Australia and internationally.
Redflow reports the factory now has the capacity to consistently produce as many as 90 ZBM2 batteries per month. The company will synchronise production volumes with customer demand.
Redflow CEO Tim Harris said manufacturing complete batteries from the factory marked an important milestone for the company. “This achievement is underpinned by our ongoing focus on ensuring the consistent supply of quality batteries from this new facility,” he said.
Global energy system specialist Victron Energy is expanding grid-connection approvals globally for its new MultiPlus-II battery inverter-charger, boosting the market for this robust unit that works both on and off-grid.
Victron will also use the standards-compliance and competitive pricing of the MultiPlus-II to pursue large deployments that involve major rollouts of standardised energy storage systems across many sites.
Victron Energy BV Managing Director Matthijs Vader said the MultiPlus-II would expand Victron’s reach globally. “The new technical design and standards compliance of the MultiPlus-II brings the familiar Victron Energy MultiPlus technology to a world market at an even more competitive price,” he said.
“The MultiPlus-II is ideal for grid-connected applications such as distributed Virtual Power Plant (VPP) deployments that can both supply energy for individual houses and, collectively, deliver energy to the grid in a coordinated manner. This is an emerging market need that Victron is looking to support globally.”
Global energy system specialist Victron Energy this week unveils its latest battery inverter-charger, the MultiPlus-II, at the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide.
The MultiPlus-II comes with a new-look stylish steel enclosure, the largest internal electronics redesign in more than a decade and a lower production cost, which makes the product much more competitive, especially in large-scale energy projects.
Victron is unveiling its first model in the range, the MultiPlus-II 48/3000/35-32 230V, at Australia’s largest dedicated energy storage show because of the country’s rapid embrace of energy storage systems, from residential batteries to the 129-megawatt-hour Tesla “big battery” in South Australia.
Victron MultiPlus-II inverter-chargers are available through the company’s global distribution network including Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. The MultiPlus-II 48/3000/35-32 230V already complies with the Australian Standard for grid-connected inverters (AS 4777) and is certified in an increasing number of other countries.
Victron Energy BV Managing Director Matthijs Vader said the redesign of its flagship inverter-charger aimed to meet new demands in the market. “We’ve delivered a better product at a lower price to make MultiPlus-II attractive for large-scale energy storage projects,” he said.