Alan Noble fires up ZCell for bushfire defences

  • Customer: Alan Noble
  • Location: Near Willunga, 47km south of Adelaide, South Australia
  • Storage: 2 x 10 kWh ZCell batteries www.zcell.com

Prominent Australian technology executive Alan Noble required an all-season, highly reliable energy supply at his family-owned property near the South Australian town of Willunga, to guarantee water pumps would work on high fire-risk days in summer. Faced with a very high price to extend mains power across the hilly 100-hectare block, plus the expense of ongoing electricity bills, Mr Noble decided to deploy a more cost-effective off-grid energy storage solution based on two ZCell batteries that can store 20 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy – eliminating power bills for the property entirely. Download and read the full Alan Noble case study by clicking here.

Hackett house powers through state-wide blackout

  • Customer: Simon Hackett
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Storage: 2 x Redflow ZBM2 batteries

Simon Hackett is a man who likes to walk the walk as well as talk the talk, so the Redflow CEO was an early adopter of the Redflow-designed zinc-bromine flow battery that is at the heart of the ZCell residential energy storage system. At his eastern Adelaide home, Mr Hackett installed two Redflow batteries in early 2016, replacing a pair of ageing lead-acid batteries. As well as slashing energy consumption in his home, Mr Hackett saw the batteries power his household through a state-wide grid blackout in September that year without his family even noticing the power outage. Download and read the full Simon Hackett case study by clicking here

ZCells keep power on for Longevity Medical Centre

  • Customer: Longevity Medical Centre
  • Location: Doncaster East, Victoria
  • Storage: 2 x ZCells (20 kWh)

After unexpected power cuts disrupted patient care at Longevity Medical Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster East, its owner turned to Redflow’s ZCell energy storage system for a solution. Since they were installed in early 2017 by Standard Solar, the two 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZCells have kept the lights, computers and diagnostic equipment running at Longevity Medical Centre without interruption – even during power cuts. The four-doctor medical centre, which installed rooftop solar panels the year before, has also seen its already low energy costs halve, as the ZCells prioritise use of solar-generated and off-peak power. Download and read the full Longevity Medical Centre case study by clicking here.

Conservation SA showcases ZCell

  • Customer: Conservation Council of SA (Conservation SA)
  • Location: 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Storage: 2 x 10 kWh ZCell batteries

As the state’s peak environmental organisation, the Conservation Council of South Australia (Conservation SA) seeks to lead by example. As well as installing 13 kilowatts (kW) of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of its central Adelaide office to reduce its carbon emissions and power costs, Conservation SA deployed two 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZCell batteries from Redflow to extend those benefits and to provide a backup energy supply during power blackouts. Download and read the full Conservation SA case study by clicking here.

Case Study: Redflow Smart Grid Smart Cities Trial

The Australian Government has chosen Ausgrid to lead a $100 million initiative across five sites in Newcastle, Sydney and the Upper Hunter regions (see Figure 1). Smart Grid, Smart City creates a testing ground for new energy supply technologies. At least 30,000 households will participate in the project over three years. The demonstration project gathers information about the benefits and costs of different smart grid technologies in an Australian setting. Building a smart grid involves transforming the traditional electricity network by adding a chain of new, smart technology. It includes smart sensors, new backend IT systems, smart meters and a communications network.

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