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.
In this white paper the Redflow battery technology is described with the intent of focusing on the 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 ZBM the reliable and robust battery that is today. Finally, it will be will broadly addressed the topic of ZBM integration and installation, while noting that specific application notes and design guidelines can be found on the Redflow website.