Commercial & Industrial (C&I)

Commercial & Industrial (C&I)

Redflow delivers sustained energy storage to keep your business running

Redflow delivers a range of energy storage solutions that keep your critical production lines running through power blackouts and enable you to avoid punitive charges from peak demand tariffs.

Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow batteries are designed to power critical sites in the toughest conditions, including temperatures as hot as 50 degrees C (122 degrees F) with no external cooling. This makes Redflow’s 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZBM2 batteries the ideal solution to business problems such as poor quality or unreliable power supplies, intermittent renewable energy sources and high demand tariffs.

Power outages can hit businesses hard, imposing financial punishment from interrupted production, delayed deliveries and damage to production lines and products. Unexpected power dropouts can last from minutes or hours to days or weeks in some locations.

Redflow battery-based energy storage systems can deliver emergency backup power for sites ranging from shopping centres, data centres and factories to telecommunication towers, rural pumping stations and mines. A ZBM2 battery can be put into Standby Power Supply Mode, in which it is stored at any state of charge and powered up within seconds. Delivering 100 per cent of their stored power, Redflow batteries offer a robust backup solution for grid failure.

Integrating seamlessly with renewable power supplies such as solar and wind, Redflow ZBM2 batteries can help reduce business energy costs by replacing or supplementing grid power and avoiding Demand Tariffs. Redflow batteries can also reduce energy costs by storing off-peak electricity and supplying it to the business during peak demand pricing periods.

In Johannesburg, South Africa, Bosco Printed Circuits uses 14 Redflow ZBM2 batteries integrated with 51 kilowatt peak (kWp) of photovoltaic solar panels to power its production line through load-shedding blackouts and to assist with peak shaving. The company stores off-peak power overnight for use during peak demand periods each morning and evening when energy costs can surge 300-400 per cent.

Redflow’s modular design enables you to scale an energy storage solution to suit any size of business. You can have from just one ZBM2 to dozens of batteries. This is demonstrated by Redflow’s Large Scale Battery (LSB) reference platform, built in a 20-foot container form factor, which works as a “virtual battery” holding as much as 600 kWh of energy. Adelaide business centre Base64 has installed a Redflow LSB, integrated with its large solar PV system, to guarantee at least four days of continuous energy supply.

The benefits of Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries follow:

  • ZBM2 stores solar energy until it’s needed, eliminating the intermittency of renewable power
  • ZBM2s store from 10-600 kWh of energy with no storage capacity loss over 10 years
  • ZBM2 can deliver 100 per cent depth of discharge on a daily basis
  • ZBM2 can be stored at any state of charge – from empty to full – for months or years
  • ZBM2 ‘virtual genset’ mode loses no power over time and starts in 30 seconds
  • ZBM2 works in temperatures as hot as 50 degrees C (122 degrees F) without active cooling
  • ZBM2 contains inherently non-flammable electrolyte with no risk of thermal runaway
  • ZBM2 allows remote access or monitoring via the Internet to reduce the need for site visits
  • ZBM2 size and unique design reduces the risk of theft.

To learn more about Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, visit our ZBM2 page or contact Redflow

Redflow ZBM2 Commercial & Industrial (C&I): More resources

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ZBM2 integrators

 

Redflow’s unique ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries are designed for stationary energy storage applications for industrial, commercial, telecommunications and grid-scale deployment.  ZBM2 batteries are sold, installed and maintained by an international network of system integrators

ZBM2 integrators

System integratorProductRegion/sC&ITelcoGridResidential
Aussie Power TechnologiesZBM2AustraliaX
Blue Sky EnergyZBM2AustriaX
CellnexxZBM2United Kingdom,
Ireland
XX
Green StealthZBM2Kuwait, Jordan, LebanonXX
Jaladri Prima IntertradeZBM2IndonesiaXX
SMS Global Technologies Inc.ZBM2PhilippinesX
Specialized Solar SystemsZBM2South Africa and southern AfricaXXX
TSUS Excellent Engineering CoZBM2ThailandXX
VertivZBM2Australia, New ZealandXX

For more information about Redflow’s international network of ZBM2 system integrators, visit http://redflow.com/system-integrators/

Dutch farm deploys six Redflow batteries

In 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 the Netherlands.

Located at Vierakker in the eastern Netherlands, the 57.5-hectare family-owned farm currently stocks 110 dairy 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.”

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Conservation SA installs first ZCell batteries

South Australia’s peak environmental organisation Conservation SA has installed its first two ZCell batteries to provide energy for a data centre backup and emergency lighting system for its office reports Dylan Bushell-Embling in Technology Decisions. Read his full story at http://www.technologydecisions.com.au/content/it-management/news/conservation-sa-installs-first-zcell-batteries-789685874#axzz4OA1o36Zb.

 

TSUS Excellent Engineering Co

THAILAND

In October 2016 Redflow appointed TEE as a system integrator based in Thailand. TEE has been an affiliate of TSUS GROUP (TSUS Excellent Engineering Company Ltd) since 2001. The organisation is both an EPC and distributor of energy systems. TEE was established by a group of engineers, who graduated from Chiang Mai University, Thailand; with both master’s degrees and doctorates (PHDs) in engineering. Its engineering teams have expertise in electrical, mechanical, energy and environmental industries; through research, design, construction, installation and maintenance. TEE aims to continue to innovate for commercial clients by helping them conserve energy. The organisation also supports SMEs (small to medium enterprises) by using technology that saves costs on production. TEE is dedicated to building strong relationships with tangible outcomes.

Contact TEE, Thailand.
Email : [email protected]   www.tsus.co.th
Bangkok Office: IDEO Q  BUILDING   138/65 Phayathai Rd., Rattawee , Bangkok ,Thailand.
Head Office: TSUS BUILDING(A) 130/10 M1.,T.Changphuak,A.Muang,Chiangmai,Thailand.

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Cellnexx

UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND

In March 2016, Redflow announced Cellnexx Energy Limited as product supplier and system integrator for markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Cellnexx has a wealth of experience and expertise in the Solar PV and National Grid Energy Procurement. With offices based in central England and with more than 25 years of experience and network partners, Cellnexx offers support and assistance to some of the largest agricultural and industrial organisations in this region.

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ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery

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ZBM2 - where power meets intelligence, delivering sustained energy storage from the world’s smallest zinc-bromine flow battery, monitored and managed online.

Rewriting battery rules. 100% storage. 100% available

Redflow’s ZBM2 battery is a unique energy storage system that redefines your understanding of how a battery works. This scalable 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) zinc-bromine flow battery delivers 100 per cent depth of discharge each day for a warranted 10 years – without causing any damage to the battery.

High performance. At high temperatures

The ZBM2 performs flawlessly in hot climatic conditions without external cooling. Unlike legacy battery chemistries, the performance, safety and operational lifetime of the ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery is unaffected by ambient temperatures as hot as 50°C (122°F).

10 kWh capacity. From Day One to Year 10

The ZBM2 delivers 10 kWh of sustained energy storage every day, backed by Redflow’s 10-year warranty. ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries provide 100 per cent of their stored energy, with no loss of storage capacity – for a decade!

Standby for years. Start in seconds

The ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery can be stored at any state of charge – from full to empty – for weeks, months or even years. When you need power, the ZBM2 starts within 30 seconds, ready to deliver 100 per cent of its stored energy.

Scalable storage. From one to dozens

The ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery is designed to work on its own and can also scale to work as part of a much larger energy storage system, with as many batteries as you require.  ZBM2s are easy to deploy in scalable parallel clusters for high availability, high scale deployments at the largest sites.

Internet-ready. For easy remote access

The ZBM2 battery management system (BMS) captures performance data in real-time to enable 24/7 remote monitoring. Monitor and manage your ZBM2 batteries from your computer or mobile phone, using easy web-based notifications and controls.

Environment-friendly battery. Fully recyclable

The ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery is made from easily recycled or reused components. At its end of life, the battery’s zinc bromide electrolyte solution can be purified and used for new batteries.

Safe energy storage. Wherever you need it

ZBM2s are intrinsically safe devices, even when used in the most demanding locations. The temperature-tolerant zinc-bromine flow battery contains an inherently non-flammable electrolyte solution, with a design that means there’s no chance of ‘thermal runaway’.

Sustained storage. 10-year warranty

Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery delivers 10 kWh of energy storage, with 100 per cent depth of discharge, on a daily basis for a warranted battery lifetime of 10 years or 36,500 kWh energy throughput – whichever comes first.

Simple. One-step charging

Using 100 per cent of its 10 kWh energy storage capacity, Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery delivers a constant power supply, due to a flat voltage curve and simple one-stage charge profile.

Redflow. Redefines the battery

Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow battery redefines your understanding of how a battery works. With 100 per cent depth of discharge daily, the ZBM2 delivers a sustained 10kWh of energy storage capacity throughout its operating life.

ZBM2 Technical Specifications

Voltage

  • 48 Volt DC nominal batteries (typical operating range 40-60V)

Capacity

  • Maximum 10kWh energy output per daily cycle
  • No reserved battery capacity requirement – full 10kWh cycle depth available

Dimensions

  • 845 L x 823 H x 400 W (mm)
  • 33 L x 32 H x 16 W (in)

Weight

  • 240 kg (530 lb) with electrolyte
  • 90 kg (198 lb) without electrolyte

Electrolyte volume

  • 100 L (26Gal)

Net energy efficiency

  • 80% DC-DC Max

Internal (electrolyte) operating temperature

  • Operating electrolyte temperature range of 15°C to 50°C (59°F to 122°F), ZBM2 can typically operate at ambient temperatures outside this range for extended periods

Communication

  • MODBUS RS485

Safety data sheet

  • DG Class 8 for electrolyte 

Power rating

  • 3kW (5kW peak)
  • 3kW continuous: current up to 75A (40V disconnection point) *1
  • 5kW duration depending on the State of Charge (SOC): current up to 125A (40V disconnection point) *1, 2

Regulatory compliance marks

  • CE and RCM

Warranty

  • 36,500 kWh of energy delivered or 10 years (whichever comes first) *3
  • Expected electrode stack throughput 40,000 kWh
  • No cycle depth limitations – battery performance and lifetime is not sensitive to cycle depth

* 1 Values reported for ZBM2 at 100% state of health (SOH) and room temperature
* 2 Redflow internal testing shows a 5kW supply for approximately 45 minutes before disconnection, for a ZBM2 starting at 100% state of charge (SOC)
* 3 See full warranty document for details, Terms and Conditions apply