WA’s Jindong Treeton Farm goes off-grid with Redflow and TIEC

West Australian Redflow partner TIEC Electrical is finalising deployment of its latest agricultural Redflow flow battery energy storage system at Jindong Treeton Farm, 250km south of Perth.

Located next to the Margaret River Wine Region, Jindong Treeton Farm selected TIEC to install the 60 kilowatt-hour (kWh) Redflow flow battery-based energy storage system in order to go off-grid. 

When the property owners recognised they needed three-phase power to meet their expansion plans and machinery power requirements, they found their local southwest power utility was not a viable solution financially, so asked TIEC Electrical to design a system to meet their budget and power needs.

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Redflow energy storage in Agriculture

Energy storage has combined with renewable energy generation – primarily solar – in farms across Australia to reduce reliance upon unreliable electricity grids, to reduce diesel consumption and emissions and to reduce costs.

Increasingly Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries are employed in rural applications across Australia with energy storage capacities as large as 600 kilowatt-hours (kWh) to provide primary producers with energy independence.

Redflow is an Australian ASX-listed company that has developed, manufactures and markets an innovative, environmentally sustainable 10 kWh zinc-bromine flow battery. This battery is unique in that it can be fully charged and discharged every day without adversely affecting its energy storage capacity, as occurs with other chemistries. This means Redflow-based energy storage systems do not need to be built oversized to cope with battery degradation. 

The Redflow battery is also well suited to Australian conditions as it can operate at internal temperatures as hot as 50 degrees Celsius (122 F) without the need for active air-conditioning. The Redflow electrolyte is based on bromine, which is used as a fire retardant, so there is no risk of runaway thermal events or uncontained fires, which can occur with other battery chemistries. Redflow also has a positive environmental story as its components can be easily reused or recycled. 

Redflow batteries have a growing market in the Australian agricultural sector, where customers need a reliable, daily supply of stored energy and the lack of degradation to deliver cost-effective energy storage throughout the life of a renewable energy project without the environmental risks of other batteries. Benefits of Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries include:

  • Flow chemistry is like a reversible electroplating process
  • Unlike conventional batteries, Redflow batteries can repeatedly use 100% of their energy capacity and run flat –  incurring no damage!
  • Excellent tolerance for high ambient temperatures without external cooling
  • World’s most compact flow battery; its modular design enables scalability – 10kWh to MWh!
  • Smart battery including Battery Management System (BMS) with remote monitoring and diagnostics
  • Sustainable: Reusable electrolyte, recyclable HOPE plastic, non-toxic materials, no conflict minerals
  • Built-in battery self-protection features
  • 10 years or 36.5 MWh throughput warranty
  • Not susceptible to thermal runaway or sustaining fire.

To learn more about Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries, visit our ZBM2 page or contact Redflow

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Energy storage systems

Energy storage for residential, industrial, commercial, telecommunications and grid-scale deployment

Store and shift renewable energy, manage peak grid load and support off-grid power systems and telecommunications with Redflow’s ZBM2 and ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries and the company’s Large Scale Battery reference platform energy storage solution.  Featuring a plug-and-play storage system and the ability to self-manage, protect and monitor 24/7, our range of zinc-bromide flow batteries can shift energy in large volumes. The batteries are designed to support applications ranging from telecommunications and renewables integration to on-grid and off grid remote power, microgrids and smart grids, and transmission and distribution deferral.

Redflow ZBM2

ZBM2 batteries are ideal for residential, telecommunications, commercial and industrial and grid-scale energy storage

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Redflow ZCell

ZCell is the unique zinc-bromine flow battery designed to provide energy storage for your home or office in Australia

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