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/

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.

 

Redflow gears up for Thailand production

Australian battery company Redflow has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand as it prepares to commence operations by the end of this year, reports Peter Dinham in ITWire.

The Brisbane-headquartered, ASX-listed Redflow, through its Thai subsidiary, has signed a three-year lease on the 1500-square-metre 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 IWire.

The Redflow Effect: Alan Kohler interviews Simon Hackett

Leading Australian financial journalist Alan Kohler interviews Redflow’s Simon Hackett about how the Australian innovator is using its world-leading expertise at miniaturising zinc-bromine flow batteries to disrupt the large, established market for lead-acid batteries in telecommunication sites.

Republished with permission of The Constant Investor, the following article is the transcript of Alan Kohler’s interview with Simon Hackett – who at the time was Redflow’s interim CEO – first published as a podcast on September 21, 2017. Continue reading “The Redflow Effect: Alan Kohler interviews Simon Hackett”

Redflow completes US$600,000 second battery sale to Hitech

Australian battery company Redflow has secured the second international sale of its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries for US$600,000, with Auckland-based Hitech Solutions placing another order.

Under the new deal, Hitech is using Redflow’s ZBM2 batteries to build advanced hybrid energy storage systems that will deliver reliable power to multiple remote sites in a Pacific Island nation.

Read the full story on ITWire.