Redflow CEO Stuart Smith spoke at the 13th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference of global thought leaders, on October 7, 2015 at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah, in the US. The following notes summarise the themes addressed in his presentation. Learn more about Redflow atwww.redflow.com.
Good afternoon – I am Stuart Smith CEO of Redflow from Australia which manufactures the worlds smallest flow battery.
Elon Musk has recently referred to the sun as “a handy fusion reactor in the sky” which shows up every day and produces ridiculous amounts of energy so much so that only 40 minutes of the suns energy will provide the total annual energy consumption for every person.
As a result, solar PV installations have thrived but that only addresses energy usage when the sun is shining. Time-shifting power from solar arrays, through suitable storage, would enable the sun to become our biggest and most reliable generator.
We could replace dirty fossil-fuel baseload power generators, would have no downtime for maintenance, no extra CO2 emissions and no impact on the environment.