Strengthening Telecommunications Networks in the Developing World

Redflow recognises that telecommunications tower sites using DC power (either weak grid or off-grid) represent a major potential market for its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries:

  • Millions of telco sites globally – including but not limited to communications network tower sites
  • Asia alone has more than 2.7 million telecommunications tower sites
  • Large proportion, especially in developing countries, are off-grid or in weak-grid environments, and
  • An entry-level telecommunications site deployment typically uses 2-4 ZBMs to replace a lead-acid battery system.

To learn more about Redflow’s benefits for the telecoms sector, download our presentation Strengthening Telecommunications Networks in the Developing World An Opportunity for Small Scale Storage.

Whitepaper: Redflow ZBM2 and telecommunications integration

This article reports about the successful demonstration of the Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow battery integrated into a standard telecommunication (Telco) DC system at -48V. The ZBM2 energy storage systems, installed directly on the DC bus, can replace standard lead-acid batteries and support the load when the power from the grid or from a diesel generator (DG) is not available. In this specific study, the ZBMs are used to integrate renewable sources (PV) with an existing DG allowing the coexistence of multiple sources, absorbing the load and PV fluctuations and most importantly reducing the DG run time. To learn more, download Redflow’s telco application White Paper
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Report: Garth Corey

BRISBANE, QLD, AUSTRALIA, 2010: Garth Corey is an independent energy storage engineer, who was formerly a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He has extensive experience working with many energy storage technologies, including flow batteries. Garth is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society and active with the Power and Energy Society Stationary Battery Committee.  Garth is an internationally recognised expert in utility scale energy storage applications and systems and is constantly sought out to provide expert advice on emerging energy storage systems and device development and deployment.

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Report: Sandia National Laboratories (USA)

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, UNITED STATES, 2013: For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.  Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations. Continue reading “Report: Sandia National Laboratories (USA)”

Whitepaper: Redflow ZBM and telecommunications integration

This article reports about the successful demonstration of Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow batteries integrated into a standard telecommunication (Telco) DC system at -48V.  Redflow ZBM2s, installed directly on the DC bus, can replace standard lead acid batteries and support the load when the power from the grid or from a diesel generator (DG) is not available. In this specific study, Redflow’s first generation ZBM batteries are used to integrate renewable sources (PV) with an existing DG allowing the coexistence of multiple sources, absorbing the load and PV fluctuations and most importantly reducing the DG run time. The DG is simulated using the grid supply. This also demonstrates the excellent response of the ZBM in brown sites (where there is no reliable grid support). To learn more, download Redflow’s telecommunications white paper.
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Whitepaper: Understanding the Redflow Battery

Flow batteries are a well-understood class of energy storage device. Before Redflow, commercial flow batteries were too large, in terms of both physical size, storage capacity, for common commercial and residential energy storage applications.
Redflow has successfully designed and commercialised a small, modular, flow battery based on zinc-bromine reactants and referred as ZBM (Zinc Bromide Module). Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery has proved versatile and successful for a range of energy storage applications.

In this white paper, Redflow’s world-leading zinc-bromine flow battery technology is described to highlight flow battery advantages, resilience and robustness. After introducing the battery, its underlying composition is discussed. Key advantages of this technology are listed, along with the design choices that made the ZBMd a reliable and robust battery. The white paper also broadly addresses the topic of ZBM2 installation and integration. Specific application notes and design guidelines can be found on the Redflow website.

To learn more, download this White Paper about understanding the zinc-bromine flow battery.