RedFlow battery at the UQ St Lucia, Multi-Level Car Park, Building 98B.

Work is underway to develop a display for energy storage devices such as the RedFlow battery at the UQ St Lucia, Multi-Level Car Park, Building 98B.

RedFlow’s M90 energy storage system is rated at 90kW / 240kWh and houses 24 of RedFlow’s zinc-bromide modules (ZBMs) in a 20ft shipping container. The M90 has been operational since 2 July 2012 and it is supporting one of the two 340kW solar arrays at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland (i.e. Multi-level Carpark 2 – Bld. #98B). As such, the effects of energy storage with large-scale solar installations in peak-shifting, peak-shaving and renewables firming applications can be seen by comparing the supported and un-supported equivalent arrays. UQ is currently working on a web portal that will display live data on the performance of this energy storage device.

RedFlow is a leading developer and manufacturer of zinc-bromide flow batteries with over 65 systems deployed in the field worldwide. RedFlow’s standard 5kW/10kWh ZBM is designed to be integrated into electricity storage systems for a range of stationary applications. The ZBM’s specific characteristics of daily deep charge and discharge capability make them ideal for storage of intermittent renewable energy, managing peak load on the grid as well as for supporting off-grid (‘island’) power systems.

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