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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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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