Engineering News reports on the benefits of Redflow batteries for South African telecommunication towers

Engineering News, the leading source of news on South Africa’s industrial, mining, energy and services sectors, has reported on Redflow’s successful deployment of its zinc-bromine flow batteries at South African telecommunication towers. 

Engineering News describes how Redflow’s South African partners are rolling out Redflow’s modular and heat-tolerant 10 kWh batteries at 20 towers for telecommunications service provider Vodacom after extensive testing over the past six months.

Redflow Managing Director and CEO Tim Harris
Redflow Managing Director and CEO Tim Harris

Including an interview with Redflow managing director and CEO Tim Harris, the publication states the benefits of Redflow batteries for this energy storage application include their ability to:

  • repeatedly cycle from full charge to flat at a constant output rate without any impact on performance or ability to recharge
  • function in temperatures of up to 50 º Celsius without degradation of performance or the need for cooling.
  • reduce diesel costs to power the towers by as much as 66 per cent, with a proportional reduction in logistics, refuelling, service and maintenance costs, and
  • a lower theft risk, compared with other battery types.

Click here to read the full Engineering News report on Redflow. 

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Podcast: Redflow CEO Tim Harris explains why flow batteries are vital to the renewable energy ecosystem

In his latest Wildcatter podcast, veteran stock analysis Peter Strachan asks Redflow managing director and CEO Tim Harris about the opportunities for the company’s zinc-bromine flow batteries.

In this interview, Mr Strachan – a self-described “lover of the oil and gas game” – examines how Redflow has grown to become an Australian-owned technology leader in the area of battery energy storage with a market capitalisation of about $46m.

Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow battery technology is ideally suited for stationary power storage applications that shift energy availability from intermittent generation sources such as wind and solar photovoltaic, enabling that power to be used at night, or when the wind is not blowing.

Mr Harris describes Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow battery as more of a marathon runner than a sprinter for energy storage. “We see ourselves very much as the workhorse of the renewable energy storage ecosystem,” he said.

In this 25-minute interview, Tim Harris outlines his telecommunications industry background, the unique benefits of Redflow’s batteries and the exciting opportunities the company is targeting.

Redflow has identified off-grid and micro-grid applications, including the supply of power to remote telecommunications facilities and remote communities, where traditional back-up generation can also play a part. Redflow’s product has a long working life and can be cycled continuously, coming with a 3650 full-cycle warranty, which far outstrips its peers in the battery storage industry.

Click here to listen to Peter Strachan interviewing Redflow’s Tim Harris.

Redflow’s zinc-bromine ZBM2 battery to power Optus mobile phone tower in Daintree Rainforest

In less than a week, zinc-bromine battery company Redflow (ASX: RFX) has secured its second sales order, with this latest order set to power an Optus mobile phone tower in far north Queensland’s Daintree rainforest, reports Small Caps.

Optus has ordered six of Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, which will provide energy storage at Optus’ mobile tower in the Cape Tribulation section of the rainforest.  Redflow’s 10 kilowatt-hour ZBM2 battery is scalable and can deliver 100% discharge daily for 10 years.

According to Redflow, Optus selected the batteries due to their sustained energy storage capacity, tolerance of warm temperatures, remote management capabilities and environmentally friendly design. The battery can provide power in warm climates without the need for external cooling and can withstand temperatures up to 50° Celsius.

“Our batteries thrive on heat and hard work and are not prone to thermal runaway like other battery chemistries,” Redflow chief executive officer Tim Harris said. Read the full story by clicking here.

How to unlock renewables? Cheaper, cleaner, better batteries

Unlock renewables through cheaper, cleaner, better batteries reports Eco-Business in an interview with Redflow non-executive director and technology evangelist Simon Hackett.

“Energy storage systems provide the missing link in the renewable energy revolution by storing energy from when it is produced—when the wind blows or the sun shines—to when it is needed on a still day or at night,” says Simon Hackett, Redflow’s largest investor and non-executive director, who will speak at the Australian Energy Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Adelaide on 23 and 24 May.

 http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-to-unlock-renewables-cheaper-cleaner-better-batteries/

Listen to Alan Kohler interview Redflow’s CEO and Chairman

Listen to ABC TV finance journalist Alan Kohler interview Redflow CEO Richard Aird and Chairman Brett Johnson on Alan’s The Constant Investor website. Topics covered during this 24-minute recording (also transcribed) include Redflow’s new Thai factory, target markets, competitive advantages of its batteries and plans for 2018.  Continue reading “Listen to Alan Kohler interview Redflow’s CEO and Chairman”

Qld family goes off grid with solar and 60kWh Redflow ZCell battery bank

A Queensland family has installed the largest residential Reflow ZCell battery system in Australia, at 60kWh, as part of an off-grid solar and storage system will allow them to avoid the cost of connecting to the network, and of hefty future power bills.  The storage system, installed by Off-Grid Energy, comprises six of the Brisbane battery maker’s 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries (pictured below), and a nearly 19kW (72 panel) solar PV array, that is installed on the roof of a nearby shed.

Read the full story on One Step Off the Grid

 

Redflow starts installing battery line in Thai factory

Australian battery company Redflow Limited has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand, putting it on track to commence initial operation by the end of this year.  Through its Thai subsidiary, Redflow has signed a three-year lease on the 1500 sqm building at the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate, part of the IEAT free trade zone, 110km southeast of Bangkok and 25km from the Laem Chabang deep sea container port.

Read the full story on Manufacturers’ Monthly.