Australian battery storage maker Redflow says it has received 1300 expressions of interests in its first shipment of 10kWh zinc bromine flow batteries, which is en route to Australia.
According to Electronics News, executive chair Simon Hackett said he personally trained installers in recent weeks and more would be trained in coming months. Mr Hackett says the flow batteries have an expected lifespan of 10 years, delivering “true 100 per cent depth of discharge daily energy cycles”.
Another characteristic, he said, was that the flow batteries could be switched off for “weeks, months” at a time and back on with no energy loss. Satefy-wise, the batteries actively self-protect from damage’ by switching off instead of melting down, meaning you “can’t break it by working it too hard”, Mr Hackett says.