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Redflow Limited, a publicly-listed Australian company (ASX: RFX), produces small 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries that tolerate daily hard work in harsh conditions. Marketed as ZCell and ZBM2, Redflow batteries are designed for high cycle-rate, long time-base stationary energy storage applications in the residential, commercial & industrial and telecommunications sectors, and are scalable from a single battery installation through to grid-scale deployments. Redflow batteries are sold, installed and maintained by an international network of energy system integrators. Redflow’s smart, self-protecting batteries offer unique advantages including secure remote management, 100 per cent daily depth of discharge, tolerance of high ambient temperatures, a simple recycling path, no propensity for thermal runaway and sustained energy delivery throughout their operating life.

 

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 Hi-Tech Solutions.

Hi-Tech 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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Redflow CEO Simon HackettRedflow CEO Simon HackettAustralian battery company Redflow Limited has welcomed Tesla’s proposal to deploy a 100 megawatt hour (MWh) battery farm in South Australia to help solve the State’s power problems.

Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said Tesla’s ambitious pitch demonstrated the growing maturity of energy storage systems. “We believe that batteries have an integral role to play in the successful exploitation of renewable energy sources,” he said.

“Elon Musk’s promise to deploy 100 MWh of batteries for SA in 100 days is a big challenge, even for a US$40 billion company like Tesla. Redflow, which by contrast is a A$90 million company, is not configured to produce the required volume of batteries in the proposed timeframe.

“The issue here is not Redflow versus Tesla, it is about renewables and energy storage demonstrating their capacity to technically and affordably replace fossil fuels. I’d love to see a system of that scale running on the South Australian grid as soon as possible.”

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