Sandia National Laboratories (USA)
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.
As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia’s management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA (sourcehttps://www.sandia.gov/about/index.html).
Please click here to view Sandia Phase 1 Report – Initial Test Results from the RedFlow 5 kW, 10 kWh Zinc-Bromide Module
Please click here to view Sandia Phase 2 – Performance Testing of Zinc-Bromine Flow Batteries for Remote Telecom Sites
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.
In 2010, Garth visited RedFlow’s facilities to inform his assessment of the state of RedFlow’s ZBM development. Following this, in 2013, he provided a follow-on assessment of RedFlow’s progress in its development from the Gen 2 to the Gen 3 ZBM.
Please click here to view Garth Corey’s Assessment of the State of Zinc-Bromine Battery Development Effort.
Please click here to view Garth Corey’s Follow-On Assessment of the Progress in Refining the Gen2 ZBM Product.
Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (Australia)
In 2010, the Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (RISE) performed external testing on RedFlow’s ZBMs. These tests included testing ZBM parameters such as power, efficiency and cycle consistency. A report of RISE’s finding can be found below.
Please click here to view ResLab Rev 1 Report
The University of Queensland (Australia)
The University of Queensland (UQ) has installed the largest rooftop mounted solar PV array in Australia (1.2 MW), located on three of its buildings at its flagship St Lucia campus in Brisbane, Australia.
In mid-2012, RedFlow has installed its M90 energy storage system (90kW / 240kWh) alongside one section of the UQ solar field, marking our entry into the megawatt-scale class of energy storage systems. It was designed to store solar power generated from a 390 kW section of UQ’s PV array in the daytime, and feed it back into the local network at times when it is needed most.
In mid-2013, RedFlow also installed its M120 energy storage system (120kW / 288kWh) in the basement of the University’s Global Change Institute building, also at the St Lucia campus. This large M-class system contains 36 ZBMs and is designed to complement the building’s installed 140kW-peak solar array, as well as support the building’s load. Real-time performance can be viewed on the University of Queensland’s website here (click on the Energy Profile tab at the bottom right of the screen).
University of Sydney
As part of our future product development plans, RedFlow has signed an agreement with the University of Sydney to commence the development of certain next generation materials and components over the next three years.
This is being undertaken via an Australian government sponsored ARC linkage project which will provide funding against RedFlow’s commitments, and incorporates an exclusive option licence to exploit all registrable intellectual property rights on commercial terms to be agreed.