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Whitepaper: Redflow ZBM and telecommunications integration

This article reports about the successful demonstration of the RedFlow Zinc Bromine Module (ZBM) integrated into a standard telecommunication (Telco) DC system at -48V. The ZBMs, 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.

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Whitepaper: Field Application Experience of Zinc Bromide Flow Batteries in a Smart Grid

Increasing electricity usage, international environmental concerns and their associated technical challenges have necessitated significant changes to the existing electricity infrastructure in many countries. Further advances in technology, especially in the communications sector, have also enabled additional monitoring of the electricity network. Two-way communications coupled with two-way power flows from new types of embedded generation have contributed to a revolution away from the traditional power grid. This is known as a Smart Grid, which “integrates and enhances other necessary elements including traditional upgrades and new grid technologies with renewable generation, storage, increased consumer participation, sensors, communications and computational ability” [1]. Energy storage plays an important role in Smart Grids to achieve improved efficiency, reliability, sustainability and economic viability [2].

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Whitepaper: Redflow ZBM and telecommunications integration

This article reports about the successful demonstration of the RedFlow Zinc Bromine Module (ZBM) integrated into a standard telecommunication (Telco) DC system at -48V. The ZBMs, 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. 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).

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Whitepaper: Understanding the Redflow Battery

Flow batteries are a well understood class of energy storage device. To date, production flow batteries been relatively large in terms of both physical size and storage capacity.
Redflow has successfully designed and commercialised a small, modular, flow battery based on Zinc-Bromine reactants and referred as ZBM (Zinc Bromine Module). The ZBM has proven to be very versatile and is being successfully used for a variety of energy storage applications.

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