Simon Hackett with the redesigned Redflow LSB

Check out Simon Hackett’s keynote from the 2018 Australian Energy Storage conference

Redflow Limited had a high profile at the Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition 2018, held in Adelaide on May 23-24. As well as demonstrating its range of zinc-bromine flow batteries at the exhibition, Redflow technology evangelist and non-executive director Simon Hackett gave a keynote address at the conference on Thursday, May 24.

Simon, who spoke about “Energy storage technology as the enabler of new energy applications and of new business models”, has published his keynote speech from AES 2018 on his website. Click here to listen to and view Simon’s presentation.

In this synchronised audio recording and PowerPoint deck, Simon poses the question: Will a future grid with large amounts of renewable energy storage necessarily use lithium-ion or other conventional battery systems for most of that large-scale energy storage – or are there better ways?  Simon’s presentation examines the role of flow batteries and other energy storage technologies in using renewable energy to build this future energy grid in which “baseload” power generation is on the wane. Simon specifically addresses the need to identify the lifetime environmental impact of ‘environmentally friendly’ energy generation and storage as distinct from just its up-front cost.

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Redflow demos ZBM2 benefits at TowerXChange South Africa

Redflow this week promotes its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries for use in the booming telecommunications tower market at the TowerXChange event in South Africa this week.

TowerXchange is an open community for thought leaders in the emerging market towers industry, bringing together mobile network operators (MNOs), tower companies, investors, equipment and service providers to share best practices in passive and active infrastructure management, opex reduction, and to accelerate infrastructure sharing.

Redflow has a stand at the TowerXchange Meetup for Africa and the Middle East, which is running at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from October 3-4.

Redflow’s presence at TowerXChange aligns with the company’s focus, announced earlier this year, to insert its long-lived zinc-bromine flow batteries into the lead-acid refresh cycle for telco towers, a replacement process that typically occurs every 18-36 months in warm and tropical climates.  

To learn more about the benefits of Redflow energy storage for the telecommunications sector, visit https://redflow.com/applications/telecommunications/.

Redflow & TSERI at PlugVolt Battery Seminar 2017

Redflow’s Mio Dart presented jointly with TSERI (the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute), at the PlugVolt July 2017 Battery Seminar in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Thursday, July 20.

The 3pm Redflow/TSERI presentation addressed the topic Third-Party Verification of Flow Batteries – Datacentre and Utility Applications, drawing on a TSERI test program of flow batteries, including two Redflow ZBM2 batteries. Co-funded by a consortium of companies including Microsoft, the TSERI program is examining the suitability of two flow batteries for a range of applications.

Download the Redflow TSERI presentation by clicking here.

Australian Energy Storage Conference 2016

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.”

 

Energy Storage Europe 2016

Redflow demonstrated the benefits of its unique zinc-bromine flow batteries at the 2016 Energy Storage conference in Europe.

 

Intersolar Conference 2015

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Redflow exhibited at the 2015 Intersolar Europe Conference 2015, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, in Munich, Germany. Intersolar Europe takes place annually in conjunction with EES Europe, the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and users of stationary and mobile electrical energy storage solutions.

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