JUNE 2016: Australian energy storage specialist Redflow revealed the custom-designed enclosure for its recently launched ZCell home battery at the 2016 Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition in Sydney.

The outdoor-rated enclosure, which measures around 1000mm long, 500 mm wide and 1150 mm high, holds Redflow’s unique 10 kilowatt-hours (kWh) ZBM2 flow battery,  Designed to be easy for installers to deploy, one or more ZCell units are typically installed on the ground beside an outdoor wall and connected to appropriate battery inverter/charger equipment.

Redflow Executive Chairman Simon Hackett, who spoke at an opening session of the Australian Energy Storage Conference, said the ZCell enclosure was designed and is being manufactured in Australia. “This is the first time we have shown our ZCell enclosure publicly,” he said. “We’re very pleased with the design, which is both attractive and practical, that allows straightforward outdoor installation, and features a built-in secondary containment system to protect against the unlikely event of an electrolyte fluid leak.

“We expect to receive the first production batch of ZCell enclosures for quality assurance testing before the end of June, with ZCell bundles now expected to be delivered to installers for customer deployment from August.”